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Proms 2013 Proms Plus Literary

Proms Plus Literary
Proms Plus Literary
17:45 Wed 24 Jul 2013 Royal College of Music
What makes Falstaff so irresistible to writers and composers? Timothy West talks about his experiences of playing one of Shakespeare's greatest characters.
What makes Falstaff so irresistible to writers and composers? Timothy West talks about his experiences of playing one of Shakespeare's greatest characters.

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What makes Falstaff, Prince Hal's fat, boastful and cowardly companion so irresistible to writers and composers? The character appears in several Shakespeare plays and in musical works by Verdi, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Salieri. Samira Ahmed talks to Timothy West and Desmond Barrit about their experience of playing one of Shakespeare's greatest characters.
 
Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as one of this year's Proms Plus events.