A sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of revenge, with readings by Samantha Bond and Kenneth Cranham.
This week's edition of Words and Music satiates itself on the cold dish of revenge. It's an act of passion meted out on our foes, ourselves, love, old age, the sun....So many subjects have been the focus of humankind's ire. Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus opens the programme with a threat to the foul offender who shall quake at the feet of revenge. And we hear music composed for some of literature's most famous revenge scenes: Romeo's revenge on Tybalt for murdering Mercutio; Diana's revenge upon Actaeon for espying her naked; or the chilling revenge of the Pied Piper upon the citizens of Hamelin. With music by Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Janacek; and words by Carol Ann Duffy, Ted Hughes and Charles Dickens. The readers and Samantha Bond and Kenneth Cranham.
Producer: Gavin Heard.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Titus Andronicus (Samantha Bond)
A Poison Tree (Kenneth Cranham)
Carol Ann Duffy
Havisham (Samantha Bond)
Tales from Ovid (Kenneth Cranham)
About Face (Samantha Bond)
The Apparition (Kenneth Cranham)""Added, go to My Music