BBC RADIO 3: Shakespeare, history, pathology and dissonant sound

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Period20 Apr 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleShakespeare, history, pathology and dissonant sound
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 3
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe first pathologist in English writing? Andrea Smith looks at the figure of Warwick in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Owen Horsley is directing a new production for the RSC which involves a large community chorus. Derek Dunne's research looks at revenge - and at forgery and bureaucracy in the Tudor period whilst Ellie Chan's focus is on dissonant music. Shahidha Bari host the conversation.

    Owen Horsley has directed parts 2 and 3 of Henry VI at the RSC. Henry VI Rebellion runs at the RSC in Stratford upon Avon from April 1st to May 28th 2022 and Wars of the Roses runs at the RSC from April 11th to June 4th. And, April 23rd sees the RSC stage birthday celebrations for Shakespeare and online insights into the rehearsal room.

    Ellie Chan is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in the Music Department at the University of Manchester and a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker.

    Derek Dunne is Cardiff University and has written Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy, and Early Modern Law: Vindictive Justice

    Andrea Smith is at the University of East Anglia, where her research focuses on radio and audio productions of Shakespeare.
    PersonsEleanor Chan


  • Shakespeare
  • music
  • theatre