One of Prospero's famous lines from Shakespeare's The Tempest is, "We are such stuff as dreams are made of...". His daughter is about to be married to the Prince of Naples, and as a magician he has provided some entertainment that serves to remind the young couple about the fleeting nature of mortality, and their time together.
We've been featuring 'poetic pairings' for April, the month of Shakespeare's birthday and also National Poetry Month. Today's final pairing features a reading of Prospero's passage from The Tempest, along with a selection of lively pieces performed by the modern-day Musicians of the Globe.
Today's 'poetic pairing' is the last in the series, you can hear it just after 8am this morning on VPR Classical.