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Seven Ages of Love

Synopsis
Under the theme of "The Seven Ages of Man"; actors Samuel West and Hattie Morahan perform the poetry of outstanding writers. The programme explores how love changes during the course of a human life.

The second age of love is expressed through Juliet’s declaration of love to Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The programme features words by John Donne, Srah Maguire. Daphne Du Maurier and Elizabeth Jennings. These are accompanied by the music of Ravel, Mahler. Stephen Sondheim. Miles Davis. Janacek and John Tavener.
Series
Words and Music
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United Kingdom
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
1 Feb 2018 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
75 mins

Credits

Producer
McLean Fiona
Writer
Crabbe George; D H Lawrence; Daphne Du Maurier; Edward Dower; Elizabeth Jennings; Ezra Pound; Harold Pinter; Hugo Williams; Jackie Kay; John Clare; John Donne; Michael Longley; Sarah Maguire; Thom Gunn; William Shakespeare
Music
Alexander Borodin; Antonin Dvorak; Edward Elgar; Gabriel Fauré; Gustav Mahler; Leos Janacek; Miles Davis; Nino Rota; Reynolds. Alfred; Rufus Wainwright; Stephen Sondheim; Toru Takemitsu
Contributor
John Tavener; Maurice Ravel; Natalya Ravida
Cast
Hattie Morahan 
Samuel West 

Additional Details

Subjects
Literature; Music; Shakespeare
Keywords
Donne, John; poetry; Sondheim, Stephen; romantic relationships; Love

Notes

Notes
Words and Music is a BBC strand that mixes classical music with poems and prose.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09r4g7t

Related

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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