Anatomy Of A Speech

Two programmes in which writers and performers reflect on the power of Shakespeare's language.

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01Age Cannot Wither Her, Nor Custom Stale Her Infinited Variety20000418

How does the great description of Cleopatra by Enobarbus affect our view of the queen?

02 LASTHath Not A Jew Eyes?20000419

"Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions...

If you prick us do we not bleed?'" Shakespeare's portrayal of Shylock is discussed through his plea for revenge.