A Play For The Heart: The Death Of Shakespeare

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20160424

20160424

by Nick Warburton

as part of the BBC Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend, this new play imaginatively recreates what might have happened on Shakespeare's last day, with a series of encounters filtered through his fevered imagination. What do his many visitors want? Who is the pale boy? And the man with bloody hands? Recorded entirely on location in Mary Arden's farm and touching on all aspects of his life, it's a play about memory and regret, life and art, fidelity and legacy and it gives new insights into the inner life of the greatest writer of all time.

Part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016, this new play is set in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, and filtered through Shakespeare's fevered imagination. It's a series of encounters from his world and was recorded entirely on location on Mary Arden's farm, Stratford upon Avon (courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust). The recording uniquely involved the people of Stratford-upon-Avon who were recorded in the barn as Shakespeare's audience. Oliver Chris (Green Wing, Bluestone 42) is playwright John Fletcher and the production reunites Robert Lindsay with Gwilym Lee (Midsomer Murders). They last worked together when Robert played Richard III and Gwilym - a Schoolboy - one of the Princes in the Tower.

Nick Warburton has written extensively for TV, radio and the stage and won the Tinniswood Award for Beast in 2005.

20160424

by Nick Warburton

as part of the BBC Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend, this new play imaginatively recreates what might have happened on Shakespeare's last day, with a series of encounters filtered through his fevered imagination. What do his many visitors want? Who is the pale boy? And the man with bloody hands? Recorded entirely on location in Mary Arden's farm and touching on all aspects of his life, it's a play about memory and regret, life and art, fidelity and legacy and it gives new insights into the inner life of the greatest writer of all time.

Part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016, this new play is set in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, and filtered through Shakespeare's fevered imagination. It's a series of encounters from his world and was recorded entirely on location on Mary Arden's farm, Stratford upon Avon (courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust). The recording uniquely involved the people of Stratford-upon-Avon who were recorded in the barn as Shakespeare's audience. Oliver Chris (Green Wing, Bluestone 42) is playwright John Fletcher and the production reunites Robert Lindsay with Gwilym Lee (Midsomer Murders). They last worked together when Robert played Richard III and Gwilym - a Schoolboy - one of the Princes in the Tower.

Nick Warburton has written extensively for TV, radio and the stage and won the Tinniswood Award for Beast in 2005.