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Song of Myself

A new reading of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, with excerpts from Orson Welles's 1953 version alongside the voices of actors Michael Sheen, Clarke Peters and Eleanor Bron.

Orson Welles read Whitman's trailblazing poem for the BBC Third Programme in 1953. In a new landmark reading of the poem, Welles's voice is interwoven with readings from a small cast of acclaimed actors - Michael Sheen, Clarke Peters, Julianna Jennings, Kyle Soller and Eleanor Bron. With an introduction from poet Mark Doty.

1 hour, 39 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Feb 2021 19:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Reader Orson Welles
Writer Walt Whitman
Reader Michael Sheen
Reader Julianna Jennings
Reader Kyle Soller
Reader Clarke Peters
Reader Mark Doty
Producer Emma Harding

Broadcasts

  • Sun 17 Apr 2016 21:00
  • Sun 15 Oct 2017 21:00
  • Sun 28 Feb 2021 19:30

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