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Vicky Featherstone gives a talk on the idea of a modern national theatre, recorded at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival.
Vicky is the founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Theatre of Scotland, whose award-winning productions include Black Watch, based on the testimonies of British soldiers in Iraq, and Enquirer, a timely examination of the media.
She is about to become the new Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre in London.
As Scotland heads towards a referendum on independence, Vicky Featherstone discusses the role of a modern day national theatre in shaping and capturing national identity and history.
The event is hosted by Night Waves presenter Anne McElvoy, and recorded as part of Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival 2012.
The Free Thinking festival of ideas takes place at The Sage Gateshead Friday 2 - Sunday 4 November and is broadcast for three weeks on Radio 3 from Friday 2 November.
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