My Own Shakespeare

My Own Shakespeare

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Public figures talk about the piece of Shakespeare that inspires them most.The pieces are read by well known actors. From BBC Radio 4


Radio Drama at 90 Julius Caesar
Feb 16, 2013 • 11 min
The first radio drama, a scene from Julius Caesar, was broadcast 90 years ago. Now performed by Harriet Walter and Jenny Jules from Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Donmar Warehouse production. Introduced by Jeremy Mortimer
Andrew Marr
May 22, 2012 • 2 min
Broadcaster Andrew Marr chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 5 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: David Warner.
Shami Chakrabarti
May 22, 2012 • 2 min
Lawyer Shami Chakrabarti chooses Isabella’s speech from Measure for Measure (Act 2 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakespeare that inspired her most. Reader: Hattie Morahan.
Michael Portillo
May 21, 2012 • 2 min
Broadcaster Michael Portillo chooses a speech from Troilus and Cressida (Act 3 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader Don Warrington.
Gyles Brandreth
May 21, 2012 • 2 min
Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 5 Scene 3) as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Reader: David Warner.
Martha Kearney
May 21, 2012 • 2 min
Broadcaster Martha Kearney chooses an Oberon speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 2 Scene 1) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired her most. Reader: Don Warrington.
Jonathan Dimbleby
May 21, 2012 • 2 min
Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby chooses a speech from Cymbeline as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear and Don Gilet.
Neil MacGregor
May 21, 2012 • 2 min
British Museum Director Neil MacGregor chooses the opening Chorus from Henry V as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: Rory Kinnear.
Melvyn Bragg
May 21, 2012 • 2 min
Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 3 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakeseare that has inspired him most. Reader: David Warner.
Charles Hazelwood
May 19, 2012 • 2 min
Conductor Charles Hazelwood chooses a scene from Richard the Third (Act 1 Sc 4)as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear and Don Gilet. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Jim Al-Khalili
May 19, 2012 • 2 min
Scientist Jim Al-Khalili chooses Edmund’s speech from King Lear (Act 1 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: Rory Kinnear.
Kwame Kwei Armah
May 18, 2012 • 2 min
Playwright Kwame Kwei Armah chooses a speech from Othello (Act 1 Sc 3)as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most. Peformed by Don Warrington. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Paul Whitehouse
May 18, 2012 • 2 min
Comedian Paul Whitehouse chooses a speech from King Lear (Act 1 Sc 5) as the piece of Shakespeare which has influenced him most. Peformed by David Warner. Broadcast on Radio 4.
Chris Patten
May 18, 2012 • 2 min
Chris Patten chooses a speech from Coriolanus (Act 5 Sc 4) as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most. Performed by Rory Kinnear. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Alexandra Harris
May 17, 2012 • 2 min
Academic and writer Alexandra Harris chooses a speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 5 Sc 1) as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired her most. Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Stephen Fry
May 17, 2012 • 2 min
Writer and actor Stephen Fry chooses Mistress Quickly’s speech from Henry V (Act 2 Sc 3)on the death of Falstaff as the piece of Shakespeare that has influenced him most. Performed by Hattie Morahan. Broadcast on Radio 4.
Jools Holland
May 17, 2012 • 2 min
Musician Jools Holland chooses a passage from Henry IV Part 2 (Act 5 Sc 5)as the piece of Shakespeare which inspires him most. Performed by David Warner and John Heffernan. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Stephen Hough
May 17, 2012 • 2 min
Pianist Stephen Hough chooses ‘Once More Unto the Breach’ from Henry V (Act 3 Sc 1) as the piece of Shakespeare which inspires him most. Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Benjamin Zephaniah
May 16, 2012 • 2 min
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah chooses the final speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most. Reader: Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Margaret Drabble
May 16, 2012 • 2 min
Novelist Margaret Drabble chooses Titania’s speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 2 Sc 1) as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired her most.Performed by Hattie Morahan. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Zoe Wanamaker
May 16, 2012 • 2 min
Actress Zoe Wanamaker chooses the opening Chorus from Henry V as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired her most. Performed by Rory Kinnear. Broadcast on Radio 4.
Nicholas Hytner
May 16, 2012 • 2 min
Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner chooses a scene from Henry IV Part 2 (Act 3 Sc 2)as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most.Performed by David Warner and Gerard McDermott. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Hilary Mantel
May 15, 2012 • 2 min
Novelist Hilary Mantel choses Mark Anthony’s speech from Julius Caesar (Act 3Sc 1) which was performed by Don Warrington.
Rowan Williams
May 15, 2012 • 3 min
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams chooses a speech from Macbeth (Act 3 Scene 2) as the piece of Shakespeare that has inspired him most. Reader: Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Bettany Hughes
May 15, 2012 • 2 min
Historian Bettany Hughes chooses a moment from Twelfth Night (Act 4 Sc 2) as the piece of Shakespeare which inspires her most. With David Tennant, James Lailey and Rosie Cavaliero. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Jane Glover
May 15, 2012 • 2 min
Conductor Jane Glover chooses a passage from As You Like It (Act 5 Sc 2) as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired her most. With Hattie Morahan, John Heffernan, Gerard McDermott and Susie Riddell. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Wendy Cope
May 14, 2012 • 2 min
Poet Wendy Cope chooses Sonnet 29 as the piece of Shakespeare that inspired her most. Performed by Don Warrington.
David Hare
May 14, 2012 • 2 min
Playwright David Hare chooses a speech from Macbeth (Act 3 Sc 1) as the piece of Shakespeare which has inspired him most. Reader: Chiwetel Ejiofor. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Gareth Malone
May 14, 2012 • 2 min
Choirmaster Gareth Malone chooses ‘Once More unto the Breach..’ from Henry V Act 3 Sc 1 as the piece of Shakespeare which inspires him most. Reader: Chiwetel Ejiofor. Broadcast on Radio 3.
Jeremy Hunt
May 13, 2012 • 2 min
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt chooses Sonnet 29 as the piece of Shakespeare that inspires him most.Reader: Don Warrington. Broadcast on Radio 4.