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01Twelfth Night2012042220130106

"or What You Will,

by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, starring David Tennant as Malvolio.

A comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism as disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love in one of Shakespeare's happiest plays. Orsino loves Olivia but she loves Cesario who really does love Orsino for Cesario is actually Viola. But Malvolio believes his mistress Olivia loves him as he is a victim of a trick played on him by those who would make him mad. Shakespeare unravels a comic knot and fashions a masterpiece.

Viola/Cesario - Naomi Frederick.

Sebastian - Trystan Gravelle.

Sea Captain - Gerard McDermott.

Orsino - Paul Ready.

Valentine - Harry Livingstone.

Maria - Rosie Cavaliero.

Sir Toby Belch - Ron Cook.

Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Adam James.

Olivia - Vanessa Kirby.

Feste - James Lailey.

Malvolio.... David Tennant.

Fabian - Don Gilet.

Antonio - Peter Hamilton Dyer.

Music composed by Roger Goula.

Directed by Sally Avens.

First broadcast in April 2012."

by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, starring David Tennant as Malvolio.

Maria - Rosie Cavaliero.

Sir Toby Belch - Ron Cook.

Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Adam James.

Malvolio....David Tennant.

Directed by Sally Avens.

02Romeo And Juliet2012042920140427

Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, with Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Following a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's epic tale of mature love, this is a chance to hear his tragedy of young love, the two plays bridging the week of his birthday.

Sound Design, Colin Guthrie

First broadcast in 2012.

"Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, with Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

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First broadcast in 2012."

03 LASTShakespeare's The Tempest2012050620130421David Warner is Prospero, with Carl Prekopp as Ariel, Rose Leslie as Miranda and Don Warrington as Gonzalo. Shakespeare's play of magic, romance and revenge. Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season.

Four hundred years after its first performance, Shakespeare's play still captivates audiences with its story of usurping brothers, monsters, magic and romance. Significantly it is also a world in which sound plays a crucial part, with Prospero's island being 'full of noises'. Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. A tempest brings Prospero's brother Antonio and Alonso, King of Naples to the island. Once there, Ariel and Prospero's machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's evil cunning, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.

Prospero...David Warner

Miranda...Rose Leslie

Ariel...Carl Prekopp

Caliban...James Garnon

Ferdinand...Al Weaver

Alonso...Paul Moriarty

Antonio/Boatswain...James Lailey

Sebastian...Peter Hamilton Dyer

Gonzalo...Don Warrington

Trinculo...Don Gilet

Stephano...Gerard McDermott

Ceres...Deeivya Meir

Music written and performed by The Devil's Violin Company

Sarah Moody, Luke Carver Goss and Oliver Wilson-Dickson

Sound production by Caleb Knightley

Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer

David Warner made his stage debut exactly 50 years ago, when he appeared in Tony Richardson's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court. Three years later, in 1965, he played Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

First broadcast in May 2012.

"David Warner is Prospero, with Carl Prekopp as Ariel, Rose Leslie as Miranda and Don Warrington as Gonzalo. Shakespeare's play of magic, romance and revenge. Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season.

Prospero...David Warner

Ariel...Carl Prekopp

Ferdinand...Al Weaver

Alonso...Paul Moriarty

Antonio/Boatswain...James Lailey

Sebastian...Peter Hamilton Dyer

Gonzalo...Don Warrington

Trinculo...Don Gilet

Ceres...Deeivya Meir

Sound production by Caleb Knightley

Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer

David Warner made his stage debut exactly 50 years ago, when he appeared in Tony Richardson's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court. Three years later, in 1965, he played Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

First broadcast in May 2012."

"David Warner is Prospero, with Carl Prekopp as Ariel, Rose Leslie as Miranda and Don Warrington as Gonzalo. Shakespeare's play of magic, romance and revenge. Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season.