Douglas Henshall, Sophie Dahl and Susannah York star in Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love.
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. With the intimacy of radio the full beauty and meaning of some of the most lyrical lines ever written can be truly heard: tenderness and passion, betrayal and bigotry are brilliantly evoked as the tale comes to its tragic conclusion.
The play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre.
This is Shakespeare for the new millennium.