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Verb: Live Broadcast, The

Synopsis
Poet Ian McMillan hosts late night entertainment with a roundtable of writers celebrating Shakespeare’s language. Benet Brandreth, a rhetoric coach, has written a new novel imagining Shakespeare’s lost years and Nell Lyshon imagines a fictional meeting with Cervantes who died on the same day in 1616. Plus actor Ben Crystal and poet Wendy Cope with her new poems, commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Series
Verb, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Apr 2016 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Contributor
Ben Crystal; Benet Brandreth; Ian McMillan; Neil Lyshon; Wendy Cope

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature
Keywords
poetry; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Part of BBC Radio’s The Sounds of Shakespeare broadcasting live all weekend from a pop-up studio at The Other Place foyer, with free ticketed events on stage in The Other Place Studio Theatre.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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