Poetry Please | Sonnet 29 (1998)

Sonnet 29

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.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 16'54''
  • Broadcast date: 1998

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

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