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Proms Extra
Proms Extra
18:00 Sat 30 Jul 2016 Imperial College Union
Ahead of the performance of Berlioz’s 'Romeo and Juliet', readings of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan contemporaries.
Ahead of the performance of Berlioz’s 'Romeo and Juliet', readings of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan contemporaries.

About This Event

Samantha Bond reads from the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Today's Prom Extra is a literary accompaniment to the Shakespearean feast we're witnessing at this years Proms season, courtesy of an actress who’s played the full gambit of Shakespeare’s women: from the love-sick teenager Juliet to the acerbic Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing as well as a genuinely pregnant Hermione in The Winter’s Tale and a truly terrifying Lady Macbeth.

Featuring readings from A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

Presented by Georgia Mann Smith

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during the interval of the ‘Proms at…’ matinee on 13 August (3.00pm)