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Roger McGough introduces Lord Byron's playful satire Beppo. Set in Venice, where Byron was living in 1818, this romp parodies English and Italian attitudes towards marital infidelity. It shows Byron perfecting a new poetic form, juxtaposing the lofty with the absurd and the pretentious with the trivial. The reader is John Telfer.

[Rpt of Sun 4.30pm]

Followed by News.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 May 2007 23:30