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Shakespeare and Life in Death

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Second in a group of three talks in which H. V. D. Dyson, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, considers Shakespeare’s treatment of death. In this episode Dyson argues via All’s Well That Ends Well and the late plays that Shakespeare’s idea of death moves from being negative, as deprivation to ‘an object of contemplation bound up with life and its understanding’.
Series
This Mortal Coil
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
24 Mar 1964
Transmission details
6 Apr 1964 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
20 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
T. S. Gregory
Writer
H. V. D. Dyson
Contributor
H. V. D. Dyson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
All’s Well That Ends Well; Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Tempest, The; Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
death; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Part 2 of 3 weekly talks.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is being held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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