Press release announces that R3's 2012 contribution to the celebration of the bard will be: The Tempest.
"BBC Radio 3 presents a new radio production of The Tempest which will focus on the soundscape of Prospero’s island.
Audio is the perfect form for this play. It is in the listeners’ imaginations that the island, Caliban, Ariel and the beautifully magical plot can realise their full potential. The bare stage will be replaced by an audio space where every nuance, every word, every action is heard and felt in incredible detail.
A play about power, corruption, love and fidelity will always be relevant. But with the changing political landscape in Britain, this is an important time to reflect upon The Tempest’s complex themes.
BBC Productions "
No further details as yet.
[There will also be a series of The Essay, 'Shakespeare Around The Globe':
"In this special series of The Essay, Shakespeare fans around the world explain his importance within their own non-English speaking nation.
BBC Productions "]