The Music of William Shakespeare



Musicians by Dutch artist Dirck Hals


What music did Shakespeare listen to? On Saturday 21 April 2012 between 10.30-11.00 a.m. (BST) BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting a selection of what they call 'Shakespeare's favourite songs' chosen by scholar Stanley Wells, RSC director Greg Doran and musician Lucie Skeaping.


The selection to include a lullaby that the poet's mother may have sung him; bawdy tavern songs; and songs from the pen of the man himself.

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