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Theatre related stuff on TV and Radio Apr 30 - May 6

Compiled by Poly Gianniba

Monday April 30

 9pm on BBC4: The King and the Playwright: A Jacobean History, episode 2. Professor James Shapiro's history of Shakespeare in the reign of King James . Macbeth and Coriolanus feature in this episode.

Tuesday May 1

9pm on Sky Arts 1: The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2012, nominations for theatre: Matilda (RSC), One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre), Constellations (Royal Court  Theatre), also in the Breakthrough Award for his work on stage last year, including playing Vernon God Little at the Young Vic, is Joseph Drake. Shortlists for all the categories can be found on the Sky Arts website.

Wednesday May 2

9am on BBC Radio 4: Midweek, Libby Purves interviews musical theatre star, Maria Friedman.

Thursday May 3

9pm on BBC2: Shakespeare in Italy. Land of Love. Francesco da Mosto in search of Shakespeare in Italy, from Romeo and Juliet to the jealousy of Othello.

Friday May 4

10pm on BBc Radio 2: The Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman, Timothy Sheader, artistic director of the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, talks about the theatre's new season. 

Saturday May 5

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review features a discussion about Love, Love, Love, Mike Bartlett's play, at the Royal Court

Sunday May 6

8:30pm on BBC Radio 3: The Tempest. David Warner is Prospero, with Carl Prekopp as Ariel, Rose Leslie as Miranda and Don Warrington as Gonzalo. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

Catch up On iPlayer

David Hare is interviewed on Front Row and Night Waves

 Night Waves also talks about the World Shakespeare Festival and the Globe Theatre's staging of all of Shakespeare's plays in 37 different languages