Ang Lee, The Dance of Death, Immigrant Groups and Culture, Angels

Anne McElvoy talks to the director Ang Lee whose latest film is an adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling book the Life of Pi about a boy adrift in the sea with a tiger.

Susannah Clapp reviews August Strindberg's play about marital disharmony which has a new adaptation by Conor McPherson.

The newly published 2011 Census found that Poles are the second biggest immigrant group in the country. Yet some Poles have commented on the failure of the community to make an impact on Britain's cultural life. Anne is joined by the Polish-born writer and critic Agata Pyzik and Jatinder Verma who founded the South Asian theatre company Tara Arts to discuss why some immigrant groups make more impact than others.

Valery Rees new book maps a worldwide fascination with the angelic. For some angels are a kind of spiritual metaphor, for others they are corporeal, beautiful and terrifying. Anne talks to her about the cultural history of angels.

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Mon 17 Dec 2012 22:00

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death is on at the Donmar Warehouse, Trafalagar Studios, London until Saturday 5 January 2013.

Donmar Warehouse - The Dance of Death


Ang Lee

Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee is on release in UK cinemas from Thursday 20 December 2012, certificate PG.

20th Century Fox - Life of Pi

Valery Rees

From Gabriel to Lucifer: A Cultural History of Angels written by Valery Rees is published by I.B.Tauris.

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