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The Essay, Shakespeare and Love Episode guide

  1. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    5/5 Writer and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown examines interracial love in Shakespeare.

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2012

  2. Helen Hackett

    4/5 Helen Hackett argues that Shakespeare used sonnets to speak a higher truth about love.

    First broadcast: 26 Apr 2012

  3. Samuel West

    3/5 Actor and director Samuel West talks of his own passion for Shakespearean love.

    First broadcast: 25 Apr 2012

  4. Stanley Wells

    2/5 Stanley Wells argues that Shakespeare's many portrayals of love reflect his own life.

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2012

  5. Margaret Drabble

    1/5 Writer Margaret Drabble explores how Shakespeare has deepened our concept of love.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2012

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