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

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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