Radio 3 Essay

Authored essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week. Each episode is full of insight, opinion and intellectual surprise from one expert voice. The Essay is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Monday t

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18 Jun 15: Napoleon and Me - Kirsteen McCue
Kirsteen McCue on singing and interpreting the history behind the 'Ettrick Shepherd', James Hogg's Scottish Napoleonic songs.
Dátum: 2015-06-19 Idő: 14:13:00
17 Jun 15: Napoleon and Me - Adam Nicolson
When the writer Adam Nicolson was a teenager he lived with his father who was writing about Napoleon and 1812. What was it like?
Dátum: 2015-06-19 Idő: 14:02:00
16 Jun 15: Napoleon and Me - Andrea Stuart
Andrea Stuart reflects on her shared Caribbean origins with Josephine de Beauharnais, Napoleon's first wife.
Dátum: 2015-06-19 Idő: 13:44:00
15 Jun 15: Napoleon and Me - Julia Blackburn
Julia Blackburn tells an extraordinary tale of sleuthing for the ghost of Napoleon on St Helena, his last island and his final unsought home.
Dátum: 2015-06-18 Idő: 13:16:00
12 June 15: Of Miracle, Of Magic
Ireland's current Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, on the influence of the magical and the mystical in the work of WB Yeats. Produced by Stan Ferguson
Dátum: 2015-06-12 Idő: 23:00:00
11 June 15: The View From The Tower
Booker Prize-winning author John Banville on his long-held love for WB Yeats's 1928 collection, 'The Tower'.
Dátum: 2015-06-11 Idő: 23:00:00
10 June 15: The Second Coming of the Second Coming
Poet Paul Muldoon explores the connections between Yeats's World War I poem The Second Coming and Shelley's Ozymandias, written a century earlier. Produced by Stan Ferguson
Dátum: 2015-06-10 Idő: 23:00:00
09 June 15: Not Liking Yeats
Writer and cultural commentator Fintan O'Toole explains why it is not always necessary to like everything about the man himself to appreciate the wonder of the poetry of WB Yeats. Produced by Stan Ferguson
Dátum: 2015-06-09 Idő: 23:00:00
08 JUN 15: Yeats By Heart
Celebrated actress and director Fiona Shaw explains the lasting impact of her childhood introduction to the work of WB Yeats. Produced by Stan Ferguson
Dátum: 2015-06-08 Idő: 23:00:00
05 Jun 15: Five Imaginary Scottish Places-Stuart Kelly
Stuart Kelly visits Brigadoon, and wonders why the Scots seem to hate it so much.
Dátum: 2015-06-05 Idő: 23:00:00