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My Own Shakespeare: Stephen Fry

Synopsis
Radio series in which public figures are interviewed about their favourite bit of Shakespeare.
In this episode writer and actor Stephen Fry chooses Mistress Quickly’s speech from Henry V (Act 2 Sc 3)on the death of Falstaff as the piece of Shakespeare that has influenced him most. Performed by Hattie Morahan.
Series
My Own Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
17 May 2012 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
3 mins

Credits

Producer
Lucy Collingwood
Contributor
Stephen Fry
Cast
Hattie MorahanHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry V
Keywords
autobiography; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Falstaff

Notes

Notes
Downloads of individual episodes are available via http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/myshakespeare (accessed 3 August 2012)
Transmission was throughout the day.
General
Public figures from all walks of life talk about the piece of Shakespeare that inspires them most. The pieces are read by well known actors.
History
This BBC radio series was broadcast across Radio 3 and Radio 4 in May 2012 and was made available for download afterwards. Each one is 1-3 minutes duration.
Reviews
Producer Lucy Collingwood has written a blog about the making of the series:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2012/05/my_own_shakespeare.html (accessed August 2012)

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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