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Women Beware Women

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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1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Feb 2016 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