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Simon Schama's John Donne

Simon Schama celebrates the life and work of love poet John Donne, looking at how Donne has transformed English poetry through his emotional honesty and skilled use of language.

Simon Schama celebrates the life and work of one of Britain's greatest love poets, John Donne.

For Schama, Donne is the poet who transformed English poetry through his emotional honesty and skilled use of language. With the help of academic John Carey and actor Fiona Shaw, he undertakes a passionate appraisal and forensic examination of Donne's work.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 3 Jun 2009 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Simon Schama
Participant Fiona Shaw
Participant John Carey

Broadcasts

  • Tue 26 May 2009 21:00
  • Wed 3 Jun 2009 23:00