Poetry Please | Sonnet 18 (1991)

Sonnet 18

Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. This episode contains Sonnet 18 "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" by William Shakespeare read by Anthony Hyde, Sea love by Charlotte Mew read by Barbara Jefford, Love and sleep by Algernon Swinburne read by Anthony Hyde, In the orchard by Muriel Stuart read by Barbara Jefford, Evolution by Langdon Smith read by Anthony Hyde, Etiquette by W. S. Gilbert read by Anthony Hyde and Barbara Jefford. This programme was recorded at the Highcliffe Hotel in Bournemouth.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 19'21''
  • Broadcast date: 1991

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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