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My Own Shakespeare

BBC Radio 4

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My Own Shakespeare

My Own Shakespeare

BBC Radio 4

19
Followers
35
Plays
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Public figures talk about the piece of Shakespeare that inspires them most.The pieces are read by well known actors. From BBC Radio 4

Latest Episodes

Radio Drama at 90 Julius Caesar

The first radio drama, a scene from Julius Caesar, was broadcast 90 years ago. Now performed by Harriet Walter and Jenny Jules from Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Donmar Warehouse production. Introduced by Jeremy Mortimer

11 MIN2013 FEB 16
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Radio Drama at 90 Julius Caesar

Andrew Marr

Broadcaster Andrew Marr chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 5 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: David Warner.

2 MIN2012 MAY 23
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Andrew Marr

Shami Chakrabarti

Lawyer Shami Chakrabarti chooses Isabella's speech from Measure for Measure (Act 2 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakespeare that inspired her most. Reader: Hattie Morahan.

2 MIN2012 MAY 22
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Shami Chakrabarti

Michael Portillo

Broadcaster Michael Portillo chooses a speech from Troilus and Cressida (Act 3 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader Don Warrington.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
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Michael Portillo

Gyles Brandreth

Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 5 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Reader: David Warner.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
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Gyles Brandreth

Martha Kearney

Broadcaster Martha Kearney chooses an Oberon speech from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act 2 Scene 1) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired her most. Reader: Don Warrington.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
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Martha Kearney

Jonathan Dimbleby

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby chooses a speech from Cymbeline as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear and Don Gilet.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
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Jonathan Dimbleby

Neil MacGregor

British Museum Director Neil MacGregor chooses the opening Chorus from Henry V as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: Rory Kinnear.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
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Neil MacGregor

Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 3 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakeseare that has inspired him most. Reader: David Warner.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
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Melvyn Bragg

Charles Hazelwood

Conductor Charles Hazelwood chooses a scene from Richard the Third (Act 1 Sc 4)as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear and Don Gilet. Broadcast on Radio 3.

2 MIN2012 MAY 19
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Charles Hazelwood

Latest Episodes

Radio Drama at 90 Julius Caesar

The first radio drama, a scene from Julius Caesar, was broadcast 90 years ago. Now performed by Harriet Walter and Jenny Jules from Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Donmar Warehouse production. Introduced by Jeremy Mortimer

11 MIN2013 FEB 16
Comments
Radio Drama at 90 Julius Caesar

Andrew Marr

Broadcaster Andrew Marr chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 5 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: David Warner.

2 MIN2012 MAY 23
Comments
Andrew Marr

Shami Chakrabarti

Lawyer Shami Chakrabarti chooses Isabella's speech from Measure for Measure (Act 2 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakespeare that inspired her most. Reader: Hattie Morahan.

2 MIN2012 MAY 22
Comments
Shami Chakrabarti

Michael Portillo

Broadcaster Michael Portillo chooses a speech from Troilus and Cressida (Act 3 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader Don Warrington.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
Comments
Michael Portillo

Gyles Brandreth

Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 5 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Reader: David Warner.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
Comments
Gyles Brandreth

Martha Kearney

Broadcaster Martha Kearney chooses an Oberon speech from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act 2 Scene 1) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired her most. Reader: Don Warrington.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
Comments
Martha Kearney

Jonathan Dimbleby

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby chooses a speech from Cymbeline as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear and Don Gilet.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
Comments
Jonathan Dimbleby

Neil MacGregor

British Museum Director Neil MacGregor chooses the opening Chorus from Henry V as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: Rory Kinnear.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
Comments
Neil MacGregor

Melvyn Bragg

Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 3 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakeseare that has inspired him most. Reader: David Warner.

2 MIN2012 MAY 21
Comments
Melvyn Bragg

Charles Hazelwood

Conductor Charles Hazelwood chooses a scene from Richard the Third (Act 1 Sc 4)as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear and Don Gilet. Broadcast on Radio 3.

2 MIN2012 MAY 19
Comments
Charles Hazelwood
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