Texts and music exploring the theme of exile, with readings by Frances Barber and Greg Hicks. With Shakespeare, Du Maurier, Calvino, Yeats, plus Chabrier, Byrd, Bach and Bob Marley.
Frances Barber and Greg Hicks read poetry and prose exploring the theme of exile. The texts look at differing reactions to being away from home and its effects, or thinking that home should be somewhere other than it is. Shakespeare, Du Maurier, Italo Calvino, WB Yeats, AE Housman, Browning, Shelley, John Clare, Edward Lear, and Emily Dickinson provide the words; music from Chabrier, Byrd, Bach and Bob Marley, among others.
Produced by David Papp.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Anon., Anglo Saxon
The Seafarer, Greg Hicks
The Jumblies, Frances Barber
Anon. [from The Bible]
Psalm 137, Frances Barber
Storm scene from King Lear, Greg Hicks
The Lake-Isle of Innisfree, Frances Barber
Italo Calvino [translated by William Weaver]
A Journey with the Cows [from “Marcovaldo”], Frances Barber
Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca [excerpt], Frances Barber
Yon Far Country [from “A Shropshire Lad”], Frances Barber
Home-Thoughts, from Abroad, Greg Hicks
Percy Bysshe Shelley
England in 1819, Greg Hicks