L'émission radiophonique a été diffusée sur BBC Radio 3, le 1er mai 2011.
A sequence of music mixed with well-loved and less familiar poems and prose.
Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Macfadyen explore through poetry and prose a subject that has exercised some of the greatest minds of all time: self-improvement. What is the value of seeking out knowledge, physical improvement and enlightenment through self-teaching and motivation? With words of wisdom from a variety of sources across the ages including Confucius, Kant, Tennyson, Charlotte Bronte and Alan Bennett, together with music by Elgar, Clementi, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Bob Dylan.
Music and featured items
Timings are shown as 24hr time of the day.
22:15 * Confucius * The expectations of life, reader Matthew Macfadyen
22:22 * Kant * What is Enlightenment? (excerpt), reader Matthew Macfadyen
22:29 * Goethe * Polyhymnia (excerpt), reader Matthew Macfadyen
22:37 * Sugawara no Michizane * I give up trying to play the lute, reader Matthew Macfadyen
22:39 * Samuel Butler * Satire, in two parts, Upon the imperfection and abuse of human learning (excerpt) reader MM
22:41 * F Scott Fitzgerald * The Great Gatsby (excerpt), reader Matthew Macfadyen
22:47 * Alfred, Lord Tennyson * Ulysses (excerpt), reader Matthew Macfadyen
22:56 * Elgar * Untitled, reader Matthew Macfadyen
23:01 * Dickens * David Copperfield (excerpt), reader Matthew Macfadyen
23:06 * Sheridan * The Rivals (excerpt), readers Matthew Macfadyen and Anna Maxwell Martin
23:18 * Anonymous * Athletic Employment, reader Matthew Macfadyen
23:20 * Alan Bennett * The History Boys (excerpt), reader Matthew Macfadyen
Broadcast: Sun 1 May 2011 at 22:15 on BBC Radio 3
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