Words, Words, Words | Sonnet 17

Sonnet 17

Actor Ian McKellen presents his personal choice of poetry and prose. These include 'Words' by Edward Thomas, 'When I have Fears' by John Keats, ‘Sonnet 17’ by William Shakespeare, ‘Samuel Johnson's Letter to Lord Chesterfield’, ‘Preface to Kubla Khan’ by S.T. Coleridge, 'Thoughts About the Person From Porlock' by Stevie Smith, 'In My Craft and Sullen Art' by Dylan Thomas, 'East Coker' by T.S. Eliot, 'Prose Poem Towards A Definition of Itself' by Brian Pattern and 'The Voyeur' by Tom Leonard.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 17'57''
  • Broadcast date: 1979

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

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