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English Touring Theatre is one of the UK's most successful and exciting production companies, widely regarded as England's National Theatre of Touring. Led by Director Richard Twyman, the company works with leading artists to stage an eclectic mix of new and classic work for audiences throughout the UK and overseas; theatre that is thrilling, popular and, above all, entertaining.
 
Can a play written in the seventeenth century protest against contemporary issues? Is it possible to use a Shakespearian tragedy draw attention to political injustice? Apartheid was a system of enforced legal racial segregation in South Africa that was imposed on the country's majority non white inhabitants by the minority white population. In 1988 actress and director Janet Suzman took the decision to defy the racist apartheid regime by staging Othello in Johannesburg with a mixed cast of b ...
 
RTÉ Radio Drama's audio theatre department has for decades proudly brought audiences the very best dramatic writing and performances for radio from Ireland. Listen every Sunday night at 8pm at RTÉ Radio 1, visit rte.ie/dramaonone for more.
 
An exciting new podcast by Marc Eliot Stein of Literary Kicks. Why is opera relevant today? This sometimes-lost art form hides a fascinating, vibrant world. In our first episode, we discuss whether Verdi's Otello is better than Shakespeare's Othello, whether Othello had PTSD, and what it means that Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro is an Italian opera by a German Austrian and a Venetian Jew based on a French play that takes place in Spain. Welcome to the first episode of Lost Music: Exploring Lite ...
 
UPDATE: Appreciating Shakespeare by Gideon Rappaport is now available as a BOOK wherever books are sold. Offering knowledge and tools for appreciating Shakespeare's deep and universal meanings. Series I: Chapter 1: What's So Great about Shakespeare? (3 sessions) Chapter 2: Shakespeare the Man Chapter 3: Shakespeare's Theater Chapter 4: Shakespeare's Language (4 sessions) Chapter 5: Shakespeare's Characters Chapter 6: Unity in Variety (3 sessions) Chapter 7: Shakespeare's Mental Furniture (5 ...
 
In seventeenth century Venice, a wealthy and debauched man discovers that the woman he is infatuated with is secretly married to a Moorish general in the Venetian army. He shares his grief and rage with a lowly ensign in the army who also has reason to hate the general for promoting a younger man above him. The villainous ensign now plots to destroy the noble general in a diabolical scheme of jealousy, paranoia and murder, set against the backdrop of the bloody Turkish-Venetian wars. This ti ...
 
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Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways. Follow the official Instagram @TalkArt for images of artworks discussed in each episode and to follow Russell and Robert's la ...
 
Every week we will take you to a new corner of the United States to tell you a unique local story about love, innovation, conflict, loss, and more! Towns and topics are randomly selected so you really never know what you might learn about next. From successions and scandals, to murders and malfeasance, to hauntings and halestorms, we can’t promise that you’ll always learn about something useful but we can promise that you’ll almost definitely learn about something. Plus, we also have cats.
 
Opening with an introduction to the life of the most famous Englishman of all, William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit captures the reader's imagination in her inimitable way. Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a compendium of stories that re-tells some of his most famous plays. As the author of some of the best-loved children's classics like The Railway Children and The Story of the Treasure Seekers, E Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more e ...
 
This is truly a delightful compilation of some of the best known and loved passages from William Shakespeare's plays. Most readers would be familiar with all or at least some of them. If you've studied Shakespeare in school or college, plays like The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth were probably assigned texts. However, if you haven't encountered these plays before, Shakespeare Monologues is a great volume to browse through and enjoy at leisure. It's important to know that there is a distinct ...
 
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Clint Dyer discusses directing Othello starring Giles Terera at the National Theatre, the first Black director to do so. He talks about how he is approaching the racism and misogyny in the play, and the history of previous productions.In the second of Front Row’s interviews with the artists nominated for this year’s Turner Prize, Ingrid Pollard dis…
 
After far too long an absence, Joseph Ferguson returns for another discussion about Orson Welles and his infamous production of William Shakespeare's 'The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice'. Follow Joe Ferguson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pinball_Lez Read Joseph Ferguson's work: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-77011-2 WR51…
 
Jazz pianist Fergus McCreadie performs live from his latest album Forest Floor, which recently won the Scottish Album of the Year award and a Mercury Prize nomination. Performance poet Leyla Josephine discusses her debut poetry collection In Public / In Private. Patricia Allerston, chief curator of the Scottish National Gallery, on the transformati…
 
Enjoy a sneak peek into the Weekend at Effy’s Patreon Pleasure Zone. This minisode is a companion piece to the episode entitled “BIG EFFY IN LITTLE BUSSY”.Get early episodes, bonus minisodes, merch discounts, Effy video blogs, puppy content and astrology readings in the Pleasure Zone: patreon.com/weekendateffysAsk EFFY questions about the universe:…
 
Enjoy a sneak peek into the Weekend at Effy’s Patreon Pleasure Zone. This minisode is a companion piece to the episode entitled “HARRY BUSSY AND THE PRISONER OF EFFYKABAN”Get early episodes, bonus minisodes, merch discounts, Effy video blogs, puppy content and astrology readings in the Pleasure Zone: patreon.com/weekendateffysAsk EFFY questions abo…
 
Veronica Ryan OBE is shortlisted for the Turner Prize. She talks to Front Row about her Windrush Commission sculptures in Hackney that have won the hearts of both the community and critics, how she uses materials from old fruit trays to volcanic ash, and how her work contains multitudes of meaning.Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writer, commentator and perform…
 
Simon O’Neill makes his return to discuss two of the best movie adaptations of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by literary giant Oscar Wilde. #Sponsored Use Promo Code WRONGREEL at manscaped.com Follow Simon O’Neill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sim_ONeill Simon O’Neill’s Official Site: https://simononeill.net/ Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https…
 
Maxine Peake discusses playing Betty Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Commons in Betty! A Sort of Musical, which is about to open at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Turner Prize nominated artist Heather Phillipson, best known for her sculpture of a giant cherry topped ice cream on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, discusses her exhibi…
 
Author Katherine Rundell talks to Tom Sutcliffe about her book Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne, which has won this year’s The Baillie Gifford. In the first in a series of interviews with the artists shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize, Sin Wai Kin discusses how they use performance to challenge misogyny and racism. The acclai…
 
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The much-celebrated singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading on her 50-year career, her book of lyrics, The Weakness in Me, and new album Live at Asylum Chapel.Arts journalist Nancy Durrant, and art historian and writer Chloe Austin review Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s new show at the Tate Britain, and the film She Said, starring Carey Mulligan, which details …
 
Lara Feigel and Tom Shakespeare review Netflix’s new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, starring Emma Corrin.The English National Opera stages an operatic reimagining of It’s a Wonderful Life, the classic 1946 Christmas film, by the composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. Jake joins Samira.The casting of Ukrainian actors who have arriv…
 
Director Matthew Warchus discusses his new film Matilda the Musical. Based on the Tony and Olivier award winning stage play, it brings Roald Dahl’s much loved children’s story to the screen. Scottish-Indian protest musician Kapil Seshasayee performs live and talks to Samira about his new album Laal.And art critics Louisa Buck and Bendor Grovenor di…
 
There's Christmas in the air as Charles takes a look at the up and coming pantomime season and reflects on his experience of Castle Howard's new Christmas lights event, Into the Woods. Graham looks at the new Harrogate exhibition for Norwegian artist, Danny Larsson and then explores the latest music venue to be thrown into crisis, Manchester's Nigh…
 
Charles starts to unpick the repercussions of Arts Council England's NPO funding announcements. Graham gives a quick update on the plight of the Edinburgh Film House and International Festival before looking at the work of film director Ruben Östlund including comparing his new film, A Triangle of Sadness with the original 60's adaptation of the sa…
 
Charles and Graham take a look at the controversial to stop funding English National Opera, unless they move out of London - probably Manchester. Charles tries to enthuse Graham with a musical based on songs by Cher. Graham explores the contemporary resonances within Kingley Amis's classic novel, Lucky Jim and shares the joy of meeting Dave Hill, w…
 
Graham recounts a slightly tense encounter with rock and pop writer Bob Stanley at the Harrogate Literary Festival and previews his new book, Let’s Do It - the Birth of Pop. Charles previews a new play about York born Guy Fawkes. Anthony Burgess was famously dismissive of the Beatles and did not believe classical music could be bettered. Graham rep…
 
Luca Guadagnino won the Silver Lion for Best Director at this year's Venice Film Festival for his latest film, Bones and All, starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell. He talks to Tom Sutcliffe about confronting the taboo of cannibalism on screen and reuniting with Chalamet after Call Me By Your Name.Mark Bills, the Director of Gainsborough’s …
 
Graham explores the new film by Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin, provides an update on the future of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, reviews the new album by Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys and the leads discussion about whether some books remain better as books, even though there have been highly successful film versions. Charles …
 
Effy is Tárrific!Pleasure Zone: patreon.com/weekendateffysAsk EFFY questions about the universe:weekendateffys@gmail.comBook EFFY:effylives.comWear EFFY:wrestlingis.gayLive your mid 2000’s fantasy:http://tiny.cc/effytumblr-Peter and the aliens: @lowskydance etsy.com/shop/LOWSKYDANCE--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/effylives/messageSup…
 
With Samira Ahmed.Guests Katy Hessel and Lillian Crawford review Florence Pugh's drama The Wonder, based on an Emma Donoghue novel, and the Royal Academy's Making Modernism exhibition, which explores the lives of a group of female artists active in Germany in the early twentieth century.The theatre company Frantic Assembly is running a nationwide p…
 
Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper on Coronation Street, on writing a survival guide for new actors- An Actor’s Alphabet.What happens when football is taken from the pitch and put on the canvas? Nick Ahad is joined by the curators of three football-inspired exhibitions: Art of the Terraces at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, plus The…
 
American crime writer Michael Connelly is one of the world’s bestselling authors, with more than eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide. He discusses his new novel Desert Star, the latest in his series about LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans are accomplished, adventurous musicians. They come togeth…
 
Talk Art is back for Season 15!!!! This special Talk Art live episode with DJ Fat Tony is brought to you in partnership with L’OR coffee for the Secret Podcast Experience. We met artist Fat Tony live from Spring Studios London in front of a live audience for an incredible thought provoking chat about his life experiences, inspirations and interesti…
 
With Samira Ahmed.To mark the centenary of the first BBC radio broadcast, Samira Ahmed discusses the art of radio and radio’s influence on art with the novelist and radio enthusiast Tom McCarthy and with Benbrick, sound designer and co-producer of the Peabody award-winning Have You Heard George’s Podcast? From early on the BBC made programmes espec…
 
Kevin Maher returns to discuss his new Christmas book 'Santa Doesn't Need Your Help' before diving into a breakdown of what might the best movie adaptation of any book by Stephen King, Rob Reiner's 'Stand By Me' (1986). Order 'Santa Doesn't Need Your Help': https://joedator.com/santa/ Kevin Geeks Out: http://kevingeeksout.com/ Follow Kevin Maher: h…
 
The Crown: as series five is with us, we review the next ten part instalment of Netflix's royal drama as it slips into more recent territory - the turmoil of the nineties. Plus jailed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi’s new metafiction No Bears, in which he plays himself, forced to direct online from a village near Iran’s Turkish border. With Kate…
 
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler discusses returning to Black Panther after the death of Chadwick Boseman and how that experience has inspired the making of the sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.In the wake of this year’s annual Museums Association conference which asked its members to “to reimagine our future if we are going to survive”, Front Row brin…
 
Martin Kessler is back in action making the case for one of his personal favorites in Paul Verhoeven's one-of-a-kind filmography, 'Flesh+Blood' (1985). #Sponsored Use Promo Code WRONGREEL at manscaped.com Follow Martin Kessler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MovieKessler Follow James Hancock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrongReel Wrong Reel Merc…
 
Jennifer Lawrence and director Lila Neugebauer discuss their new film Causeway.Grammy award-winning mandolin player Chris Thile plays live in the studio from his latest album Laysongs, on the eve of his UK tour.A new book, Chokepoint Capitalism, looks at how big tech companies and large corporations control large parts of creative markets. The auth…
 
Arts Council England have announced the most dramatic shift in funding for decades, diverting investment from London towards other parts of the country. The Chair of Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, Stuart Murphy of English National Opera, which is set to relocate out of London, and arts journalist Sarah Crompton discuss the details. Dire…
 
We meet Alex Rotter, Chairman of Christie’s 20/21 Art Departments, to discuss Christie’s New York forthcoming auction 'Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection' which runs from 9–10 November 2022 at Rockefeller Center. The collection of philanthropist Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, includes more than 150 masterpieces spanning 500 years of a…
 
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Paul Murphy is back for another deep dive into Aussie Cinema and Ozploitation with a discussion of Philippe Mora's 'Howling III: The Marsupials' (1987). #Sponsored Use Promo Code WRONGREEL at manscaped.com Subscribe to Paul Murphy’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePremierePro/featured Follow Paul Murphy on Twitter: https://twitter.com…
 
Joan Bakewell and Hanna Flint give their verdicts on Hugo Blick's new TV Western on BBC2 starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer, 'The English'. They've also watched new film 'Living' starring Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood with a screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro, based on an Akira Kurosawa film, 'Ikiru', about a man at the end of his life.Royal Opera H…
 
Playwright, poet and Children’s Laureate for Wales Connor Allen talks about his grime-theatre mash-up The Making of a Monster, a semi-autobiographical production about a young man struggling to find his place in the world. Harpist Catrin Finch and Irish violinist Aoife Ni Bhriain perform live in the Front Row studio and discuss their appearance at …
 
Author Nick Hornby on the similarities of Dickens and Prince, as he publishes his new book on the “genius” of the Victorian novelist and the sex-funk pop musician.On the eve of World Ballet Day, we talk to Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer, Cecilia Iliesiu, about the new project she has co-founded – Global Ballet Teachers - to make the teac…
 
Episode 32: Robert Heinlein: The Dean of Science Fiction Writers // Butler, MO Join us this week in Butler, MO where we learn all about the writing of Robert Heinlein, science fiction author extraordinaire and namesake for a crater on Mars! Ashley also tells us a story about how she drilled her hand and Jamie gives the advice to avoid hurting yours…
 
Artist Alison Lapper and co-curator Emma Rutherford discuss a new exhibition Without Hands: The Art of Sarah Biffin, which takes a fresh look at the work of the pioneering Victorian painter. Actor and writer Ric Renton talks about his new play One Off at Theatre Live in Newcastle. Inspired by the time he spent in prison as a young man, it addresses…
 
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