Sonnets in the City | 3: After Sunset Fades
Esther Wilson's drama in response to Shakespeare's Sonnet No 73. At night in Manchester a girl plans to end her life, though an old lady has other ideas. Reader: Maxine Peake.Tweet
Poetry Please | Sonnet 73 (2002)
Selections of poetry on various themes chosen by listeners. A special live edition of the programme from the Lowry Centre in Salford as part of Radio 4's Poetry Weekend. Frank Delaney is joined by poets Simon Armitage and Sophie Hannah and actors Barbara Jefford and Tom Hodgkins, for a lively selection of poetry requests. These include What the chairman told Tom by Basil Bunting read by Tom Hodgkin, At the theatre by A. P. Herbert read by Tom Hodgkin, The world is a box by Sophie Hannah read by the poet, The tyre by Simon Armitage read by the poet, The fish by Elizabeth Bishop read by Barbara Jefford, Moving house by Jacob Polley read by the poet, Rising five by Norman Nicholson read by Tom Hodgkin, Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare read by Barbara Jefford, Stanzas written on the road between Florence and Pisa by Lord Byron read by Tom Hodgkin, She walks in beauty by Lord Byron read by Barbara Jefford, To his lost lover by Simon Armitage read by the poet and Rondeau redouble by Sophie Hannah read by the poet.
Poetry Please | Sonnet 73 (1988)
Readings of some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners which includes ‘Soliloquy of the Spanish cloister’ by Robert Browning, ‘A world of light’ by Elizabeth Jennings, ‘Sonnet 73’ by William Shakespeare and ‘The owl’ by Edward Thomas.