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Women Beware Women

Women composers, women writers, women performers and two star actors, Anne Reid and Michelle Terry, make up the cast of Women Beware Women - this week's Words and Music.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Feb 2014 17:30

Producer's Note

Women Beware Women is an unashamed  tribute………not to the bloodthirsty vision of Middleton’s Jacobean tragedy from which it borrows a title but to  some of the poetry and prose written by women and to some of the music they’ve composed. 

 

As you might expect there’s quite a range – from Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes to Elizabeth Bishop and Anna Wickham; and from Ute Lemper to Meredith Monk and Lili Boulanger. Mothers and daughters; lovers, children, friends and missing men – they’re all part of a programme, which while not polemical  does try to sketch out  the profile of a distinct sensibility. In the end the title is an invitation rather than a warning.  It could hardly be anything else with Anne Reid and Michelle Terry acting as the hosts.

 

Producer: Zahid Warley

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