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Tattered Heart

Episode 2 of 5

In response to Shakespeare's Sonnet 61, Francesca Martinez's story about two lovers who, on a night heavy with expectation, take a late stroll to a park. Reader: Maxine Peake.

Five short, edgy contemporary dramas taking place in the city from sunset to sunrise. In collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic five writers team with composers and respond to Shakespeare's most powerful sonnets.

The second drama in the series 'Tattered Heart' is a response to Shakespeare's Sonnet 61 written and performed by Francesca Martinez with music composed by Nina Whiteman.

On a night heavy with expectation, two lovers meet and take a late night stroll to the park.

Part of "Sounds of Shakespeare" Radio 3's weekend from Stratford-upon-Avon, marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Radio 3 will be broadcasting music and performance inspired by Shakespeare, live from their pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and from historic venues across the town.

Sonnet 61 read by Maxine Peake.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Apr 2016 22:45

Maxine Peake in Studio at Media City UK

Maxine Peake in Studio at Media City UK

Recording the selected Shakespeare's Sonnets for Sonnets in the City


Role Contributor
Writer Francesca Martinez
Composer Nina Whiteman
Girl Francesca Martinez
Boy Kevin Hely
Lover Verity Henry
Reader Maxine Peake
Director Charlotte Riches
Producer Charlotte Riches