The Essay | Reading the First Folio; Professor Islam Issa on Julius Caesar
Author, curator and broadcaster Islam Issa chooses a speech by Julius Caesar in which the lead character says: 'Cowards die many times before their deaths.'Tweet
Composer of the Week | Berlioz and Shakespeare: What might have been
Old age brings some bitter blows, but Berlioz finds lightness and laughter in his final work. With Donald Macleod.
Composer of the Week | Berlioz and Shakespeare: Heroes and Devils
Donald Macleod explores more of Berlioz's ambitious experiments in musical storytelling, including an opera based on Virgil's tales of the Trojan War that he'd loved as a child.