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)