My Own Shakespeare

My Own Shakespeare

What does Shakespeare mean to us today ? Public figures from all walks of life talk about the piece of Shakespeare that inspires them most.The pieces are read by well known actors. These short features to be broadcast across Radio 3 and Radio 4 in May 2012. Each one is 2-3 minutes duration.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • MyOwnShakespeare: Radio Drama at 90 Julius Caesar 16 Feb 13

    Sat, 16 Feb 13

    Duration:
    12 mins

    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

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Andrew Marr 22 May 12

    Tue, 22 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • Shami Chakrabarti

    Tue, 22 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Michael Portillo 21 May 12

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Gyles Brandreth 21 May 12

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Martha Kearney 21 May 12

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Jonathan Dimbleby 21 May 12

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

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

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Neil MacGregor 21 May 12

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Melvyn Bragg 21 May 12

    Mon, 21 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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  • MyOwnShakespeare: Charles Hazelwood 19 May 12

    Sat, 19 May 12

    Duration:
    3 mins

    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.

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