Join Michael Parkinson and his weekend guests for conversation, entertainment and the occasional surprise. Guests include Max Wall, actress Janet Suzman and stage director/ producer/ performer Dr. Jonathan Miller. Jonathan Miller states that he prefers directing plays and operas to performing. He directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Vienna and believes that there is a different approach to Shakespeare and the classics on the continent. He speaks of his new job producing and directing plays in the BBC Television Shakespeare series. His interest rests in Shakespeare’s use of language to express human relations when today language is often used as an instrument of repression. He talks of the great use of humour in tragedies, for example King Lear. He believes that that there is no definitive version of Shakespeare. He considers himself a bad performer.Tweet
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William Shakespeare is out of ideas. That is, until Viola de Lesseps, the stage-struck daughter of a wealthy merchant, attends auditions disguised as Thomas Kent.
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Actors Keanrick and Mossop rehearse their Shakespearean-style play 'The Bloody Murder of the Foul Prince Romero and His Enormously Bosomed Wife.'