From the Library: The Early Music Show — Music for Shakespeare

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 5 February, 2011

Today’s programme features pieces from the  Renaissance and Baroque repertoires written to accompany Shakespeare’s plays, along with other music of these periods that has been used in conjunction with the plays.

In addition we’ll hear a few other pieces in a Shakespearian vein, with some contemporary quotations from theatre-goers. These, along with quite a lot of the music today, come from the wonderful albums released by the Musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe, the marvellous recreation of the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank, where you can experience Shakespeare in as close to the original theatrical environment as is possible today. For more details on Shakespeare’s Globe, please visit their web site.

Then join us at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (19:00 and 03:00 GMT) for the ZBS Radio Hour with the second part of our exciting new adventures from Jack Flanders and Ruby..

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in-world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

Illustration: John William Waterhouse’s painting of Miranda and The Tempest (1916) 

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