Dame Janet Suzman

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Dame Janet Suzman has appeared on stage at the Royal Shakespeare company as Beatrice, Kate, Cleopatra, Portia, Rosaline, Ophelia. On TV she played opposite Michael Gambon as Philip E Marlowe's wife in The Singing Detective. In her native South Africa she has directed Brecht, Chekhov and Shakespeare. She is the author of Acting With Shakespeare: Three Comedies, a series of masterclasses, and Not Hamlet.

Today is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. In extended conversation with Philip Dodd, Janet Suzman talks about acting and directing and politics in her native South Africa - which goes to the polls on May 7th.

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes

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Wed 23 Apr 2014 22:00

Dame Janet Suzman

Dame Janet Suzman

Janet Suzman stars with Khayalethu Anthony in a play Solomon and Marion written and directed by Lara Foot.

Solomon and Marion is coming to UK this autumn and will be showing in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 20th to 1 Nov and in the Print Room on 3rd to 22nd November. 


Photo by Ruphin Coudyzer




Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestJanet Suzman
PresenterPhilip Dodd
ProducerZahid Warley

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