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Front Row [14/03/2012]

Synopsis
Radio arts review programme presented by Mark Lawson. Includes an interview with actor Ben Crystal on what Shakespeare’s plays sounded like when first performed. Crystal demonstrates with examples from Hamlet and the Sonnets how listening to Shakespeare performed this way changes our understanding of his language.
Series
Front Row
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 Mar 2012 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Ekene Akalawu
Contributor
Ben Crystal; Mark Lawson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
language; pronunciation; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Linguistics; Elizabethan English
Related items
Royal Shakespeare Company Special: Michael Boyd Interview

Notes

General
See also: Shakespeare’s original pronunciation CD (separate entry), published by the British Library on 14 March 2012, price £10.00. The disc contains 28 recordings, duration 75 minutes (ISBN 978 0 978-0-7123-5119-5). The recordings are copyright of the British Library Board.

The CD is available from the British Library Shop (tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7735 / e-mail: bl-bookshop@bl.uk) and online at www.bl.uk/shop as well as other bookshops throughout the UK

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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