Shakespeare and Music

Christopher WILSON (1874 - 1919)

Shakespeare's plays are full of music: love songs, comic ditties, serious ballads, and songs for witches and spirits. Over the centuries musicians and composers have also created musical adaptations based on Shakespeare's plays. Composer Christopher Wilson's Shakespeare and Music (1922) documents the musical history of each play across various genres, including opera and incidental music. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Music

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Christopher Wilson: A Memoir Elizabeth Klett
00:08:31
Play 02 Introductory Elizabeth Klett
00:04:52
Play 03 Antony and Cleopatra Algy Pug
00:12:46
Play 04 As You Like It Alan
00:06:41
Play 05 The Comedy of Errors Alan
00:06:54
Play 06 Coriolanus Martin Geeson
00:09:09
Play 07 Cymbeline Martin Geeson
00:11:24
Play 08 Hamlet Elizabeth Klett
00:40:04
Play 09 King Henry IV Algy Pug
00:04:18
Play 10 Henry VIII Algy Pug
00:09:12
Play 11 Julius Caesar Elizabeth Klett
00:04:57
Play 12 King Lear Arielle Lipshaw
00:06:23
Play 13 Macbeth Elizabeth Klett
00:26:43
Play 14 Measure For Measure Arielle Lipshaw
00:14:01
Play 15 The Merchant of Venice Elizabeth Klett
00:10:50
Play 16 The Merry Wives of Windsor Elizabeth Klett
00:15:51
Play 17 A Midsummer Night's Dream Elizabeth Klett
00:21:09
Play 18 Much Ado About Nothing Elizabeth Klett
00:17:24
Play 19 Othello Elizabeth Klett
00:18:26
Play 20 King Richard III Martin Geeson
00:08:41
Play 21 Romeo and Juliet Elizabeth Klett
00:24:06
Play 22 The Taming of the Shrew Algy Pug
00:07:20
Play 23 The Tempest Elizabeth Klett
00:28:40
Play 24 Timon of Athens Elizabeth Klett
00:04:04
Play 25 Twelfth Night Elizabeth Klett
00:17:00
Play 26 The Two Gentlemen of Verona Martin Geeson
00:08:34
Play 27 The Winter's Tale Martin Geeson
00:07:07
Play 28 Shakespeare's Songs Martin Geeson
00:08:35