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02Romeo And Juliet2012042920140427

Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, with Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Following a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's epic tale of mature love, this is a chance to hear his tragedy of young love, the two plays bridging the week of his birthday.

Sound Design, Colin Guthrie

First broadcast in 2012.

03 LASTShakespeare's The Tempest2012050620130421

David Warner is Prospero, with Carl Prekopp as Ariel, Rose Leslie as Miranda and Don Warrington as Gonzalo. Shakespeare's play of magic, romance and revenge. Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season.

Four hundred years after its first performance, Shakespeare's play still captivates audiences with its story of usurping brothers, monsters, magic and romance. Significantly it is also a world in which sound plays a crucial part, with Prospero's island being 'full of noises'. Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. A tempest brings Prospero's brother Antonio and Alonso, King of Naples to the island. Once there, Ariel and Prospero's machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's evil cunning, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.

Prospero...David Warner

Miranda...Rose Leslie

Ariel...Carl Prekopp

Caliban...James Garnon

Ferdinand...Al Weaver

Alonso...Paul Moriarty

Antonio/Boatswain...James Lailey

Sebastian...Peter Hamilton Dyer

Gonzalo...Don Warrington

Trinculo...Don Gilet

Stephano...Gerard McDermott

Ceres...Deeivya Meir

Music written and performed by The Devil's Violin Company

Sarah Moody, Luke Carver Goss and Oliver Wilson-Dickson

Sound production by Caleb Knightley

Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer

David Warner made his stage debut exactly 50 years ago, when he appeared in Tony Richardson's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court. Three years later, in 1965, he played Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

First broadcast in May 2012.

01Twelfth Night2012042220130106

"Twelfth Night or What You Will" by William Shakespeare.

A comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism as disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love in one of Shakespeare's happiest plays. Orsino loves Olivia but she loves Cesario who really does love Orsino for Cesario is actually Viola. But Malvolio believes his mistress Olivia loves him as he is a victim of a trick played on him by those who would make him mad. Shakespeare unravels a comic knot and fashions a masterpiece.

Drama on 3 is featuring new productions of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked season. The first two plays, which reflect upon Shakespeare and love are performed by a company of actors including David Tennant and Rosie Cavaliero who won best actor and best actress respectively at the recent Audio Drama Awards.

Essays on Shakespeare and Love can be heard all next week on Radio 3 at 2245

Viola/Cesario....Naomi Frederick.

Sebastian....Trystan Gravelle.

Sea Captain....Gerard McDermott.

Orsino....Paul Ready.

Valentine....Harry Livingstone.

Maria....Rosie Cavaliero.

Sir Toby Belch....Ron Cook.

Sir Andrew Aguecheek....Adam James.

Olivia....Vanessa Kirby.

Feste....James Lailey.

Malvolio.... David Tennant.

Fabian....Don Gilet.

Antonio....Peter Hamilton Dyer.

Music composed by Roger Goula.

Directed by Sally Avens.

Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, with David Tennant as Malvolio.

or What You Will,

by William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, starring David Tennant as Malvolio.

First broadcast in April 2012.

02Romeo And Juliet20120429

Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, recorded with the same company as Twelfth Night, his melancholic winter comedy, which was the first in this Drama on 3 Shakespeare and Love season. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Cast

Romeo....Trystan Gravelle

Juliet....Vanessa Kirby

Nurse....Rosie Cavaliero

Friar Laurence....Ron Cook

Prince Escalus....David Tennant

Mercutio....Paul Ready

Benvolio....Adam James

Tybalt....Carl Prekopp

Paris....Johnny Flynn

Capulet....James Lailey

Lady Capulet....Naomi Frederick

Montague....Peter Hamilton Dyer

Balthasar....Don Gilet

Apothecary... Christine Absalom

Gregory....Harry Livingstone

Sampson....Joe Sims

Prologue....Tracy Wiles

Music....Roger Goula

Sound Design....Colin Guthrie

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The second of Drama on 3's season, featuring new productions of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, the first plays aired in the pan-BBC Shakespeare Unlocked celebration. The first two plays, which reflect upon Shakespeare and Love are performed by a single company of actors including David Tennant and Rosie Cavaliero both of whom won best actor and best actress at the recent Audio Drama Awards.

Shakespeare's tragic love story, with Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers.

03 LASTThe Tempest2012050620130421

(03/03)

David Warner is Prospero, with Carl Prekopp as Ariel, Rose Leslie as Miranda and Don Warrington as Gonzalo. Shakespeare's play of magic, romance and revenge. Broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season.

Four hundred years after its first performance, Shakespeare's play still captivates audiences with its story of usurping brothers, monsters, magic and romance. Significantly it is also a world in which sound plays a crucial part, with Prospero's island being 'full of noises'. Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. A tempest brings Prospero's brother Antonio and Alonso, King of Naples to the island. Once there, Ariel and Prospero's machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's evil cunning, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.

Prospero...David Warner

Miranda...Rose Leslie

Ariel...Carl Prekopp

Caliban...James Garnon

Ferdinand...Al Weaver

Alonso...Paul Moriarty

Antonio/Boatswain...James Lailey

Sebastian...Peter Hamilton Dyer

Gonzalo...Don Warrington

Trinculo...Don Gilet

Stephano...Gerard McDermott

Ceres...Deeivya Meir

Music written and performed by The Devil's Violin Company

Sarah Moody, Luke Carver Goss and Oliver Wilson-Dickson

Sound production by Caleb Knightley

Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer

David Warner made his stage debut exactly 50 years ago, when he appeared in Tony Richardson's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court. Three years later, in 1965, he played Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

First broadcast in May 2012.