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  1. Merry Wives of Windsor (2017 Audio)

    Series
    Approaching Shakespeare

    A significant character in Shakespeare’s history plays, Falstaff takes centre stage - getting up to mischief and chasing potential loves in the "Merry Wives of Windsor". In this lecture, Professor Emma...

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  2. Verdi and Shakespeare (2016 Radio)

    Series
    Composer of the Week

    Radio broadcast. Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Giuseppe Verdi and introduces highlights from Otello. He also considers the composer’s final contribution to the stage, based on...

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  3. Year of the Fat Knight (2015 Radio)

    Series
    Book of the Week
    Producer
    Clive Brill

    Radio broadcast. Antony Sher reads from ‘The Year of the Fat Knight’, his account of rehearsing and performing the role of Falstaff in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014 production of Henry IV Parts...

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  4. Proms Plus Literary (2013 Radio)

    Radio programme. Timothy West talks to Samira Ahmed about his experience of playing Falstaff.

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  5. This England (2012 Television)

    Series
    Simon Schama’s Shakespeare
    Director
    Ashley Gething
    Producer
    Charlotte Sacher

    Two-part documentary in which Simon Schama argues that to understand Shakespeare we must understand how he was of his time. This episode concentrates on Henry IV and Henry VI and especially the character of...

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  6. My Own Shakespeare: Stephen Fry (2012 Radio)

    Series
    My Own Shakespeare
    Producer
    Lucy Collingwood

    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...

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  7. Shakespeare: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (2010 Audio, Multimedia)

    Roger Allam, who plays Falstaff in the 2010 Shakespeare’s Globe production directed by Dominic Dromgoole, talks to Heather Neill about his critically acclaimed performance. The production was recorded at...

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  8. Depictions of Obesity (2010 Radio)

    Series
    How the Mighty Have Fallen
    Producer
    Susan Kenyon

    4-part radio series on the history of obesity. In episode 2 Dr Hilary Jones explores how corpulence has been portrayed throughout history in fine arts, anthropology music and literature. Dr Jones discusses...

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  9. Falstaff: The Bad Man we All Need (2010 Radio)

    Series
    Twenty Minutes
    Producer
    Julian May

    Radio programme. Paul Allen, who is writing a book about the character, reflects on the fascination of composers and writers with Falstaff. In this illustrated talk which covers composers such as Salierei,...

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  10. Vaughan Williams - The Stage Works (2010 Radio)

    Series
    Composer of the Week

    In the third episode of the radio series exploring the life and works of Vaughan Williams, presenter Donald Macleod explores the composer’s Shakespeare opera - Sir John in Love, and his Elizabethan and...

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