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Europe, Gatz

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 13 June 2012

Philip Dodd hosts a concert on Europe. The philosopher and political thinker Slavoj Zizek has recently returned from Athens he discusses the idea and dream of Europe and its disintegration with the writer Pankaj Mishra, Edward Lucas, who is the Editor of the International section of The Economist, and the broadcaster and journalist Michael Goldfarb whose series of essays for Radio 3 about nations culminates on Friday with a pleas for European Unity and a return to Napoleonic European idealism.

And Kamila Shamsie reviews the extraordinary eight hour, un-cut staged reading of The Great Gatsby, Gatz, which opens tonight as part of LIFT, the London International Festival of Theatre. When the production by the Elevator Repair Service played in New York, Ben Brantley from the New York Times described it as "The most remarkable achievement in theater not only of this year but also of this decade".

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