Peter Brook; Gone With The Wind; new children’s laureate Joseph Coelho
- Publication Date |
- Jul 04, 2022
- Episode Duration |
Peter Brook: we look back on the life and career of the great theatre and film director, with critic Michael Billington.
Gone With the Wind was an instant bestseller when it was published in 1936 and became the most successful Hollywood film ever. In her book, The Wrath to Come, Sarah Churchwell reveals its role in American myth-making, and how it foreshadows the controversies over race, gender, white nationalism, and violence that divide American society to this day.
Joseph Coelho: the performance poet, playwright and author of the young adult verse novel The Boy Lost in the Maze was today named as the new Children’s Laureate. Joseph joins Tom to discuss his desire to make poetry accessible, showcase new talent in publishing, and undertake a Library Marathon - joining a library in every local authority in the country.
And Faith I Branko: the musical duo and married couple discuss their fusion of Serbian Roma influenced music, cross cultural influences and musical connection, and perform live in the Front Row studio.
Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Julian May