William Shakespeare

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Narrated By: Catrin Rhys, , Jasmine Hyde, Nina Wadia, Philip Madoc

Duration: 2 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

In this BBC full-cast production of The Tempest, a magical storm washes some sailors up on a peculiar island, changing the course of their lives forever...

Raging storms and rich beautiful music combine to magical effect in this production of Shakespeare's allegorical last play, where mystical forces work to restore harmony and order to an estranged community.

Staring Philip Madoc as Prospero and Nina Wadia as Ariel.

BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly-formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

In this acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the modern day.


Classic fiction, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Fiction: general & literary, Plays, playscripts, Radio plays, scripts & performances

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