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Hear Jeremy Irons read T.S. Eliot on BBC (Radio 4)! 

“Is there a right way to do poetry on the radio? Broadcasts of poems are usually either read by the poet themselves or by an actor. The latter is popular, but I’m not so sure it’s always the right answer. The Waste Land, for instance, was the centrepiece of the day, but the decision to include different voices for the different speakers in the poem left the verse masterpiece sounding more like an average radio drama. The problem comes when actors are tempted to overdramatise poems in which drama isn’t always the point.”

– Charlotte Runcie, Reading poetry on the radio is not as easy to pull off as it may appearThe Telegraph, January 4, 2016

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