The Spoken Word
Sarah Cuddon explores the power and the magic of the spoken word and reading aloud, with reference to voices as diverse as Jarvis Cocker and Richard Burton.
Sarah Cuddon explores the power and the magic of the spoken word and reading aloud and samples readings by, among others, Jarvis Cocker of Tove Jansson's Moomin Troll stories and Richard Burton of poetry by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
She also draws upon music by Jake Thackray, Ella Fitzgerald and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
Produced by Alan Hall.
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
The Spring Tune by Tove Jansson
Jarvis Cocker reads an excerpt from Tove Janssons Moomin story The Spring Tune on his BBC 6 Music show.
Drift by Caroline Bergvall
Caroline Bergvall performs her reworking of the old Nordic poem the Havamal
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
A poem about overcoming difficult circumstances
Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town by EE Cummings
A poem which plays with jumbled syntax
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Richard Burton reads two poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins