Poetry Please | Sonnet 29 (2003)
Selections of poetry on various themes chosen by listeners. In the start of a new series, Roger McGough celebrates Shakespeare's 439th birthday and there are requests for various popular poems. These include Ordinary mawning by Jean Binta Breeze read by the poet, Tropic rain by R. L. Stevenson read by Peter Marinka, The way of words and language by Elizabeth Jennings read by Claire Skinner, In honour of love by Jenny Joseph read by the poet, Pete the parrot and Shakespeare by Don Marquis read by Peter Marinka, Big ifs by Roger McGough read by the poet, Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare read by Philip Franks, Dart from dart (extract) by Alice Oswald in an archive performance by Tom Goodman-Hill, Gareth Thomas and Joanna Tope, So many different lengths of time by Brian Patten read by Peter Marinka and Oh! death will find me by Rupert Brooke read by Philip Franks.Tweet
Stanza on Stage | Maya Angelou
Andrew McAllister introduces Maya Angelou in performance at the Hay-on-Wye festival. The performances include 'My bonnie lies over the ocean', 'Willie was a man without fame', Sonnet 29 'When in disgrace' by William Shakespeare, Still I rise by Maya Angelou, the folk song 'The woman I love is fat' and 'The glory of the day was in her face' by James Weldon Johnson.
Poetry Please | Sonnet 29 (1998)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Ian McMillan introduces listeners' requests for favourite sonnets. These include When, in disgrace (Sonnet 29) by William Shakespeare read by Samuel West, Poor soul (Sonnet 146) by William Shakespeare read by Diana Quick, Composed upon Westminster Bridge by Wordsworth read by Samuel West, Summer dawn by William Morris read by Diana Quick, On his blindness by John Milton read by Samuel West Bright star - John Keats read by Samuel West, To night by Joseph Blanco White read by Diana Quick, Remember by Christina Rossetti read by Diana Quick, I said I splendidly loved you by Rupert Brooke read by Samuel West, To Giovani da Pistoja on the painting of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo read by Samuel West and Paint praise by Wendy Cope read by Diana Quick.