Eleanor Marx, David Henry Hwang
David Henry Hwang's play M Butterfly won a Tony and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. When he spoke out against Jonathan Pryce being cast in a Eurasion role for a Broadway production of Miss Saigon, the resulting controversy inspired both his play Face Value and the follow up drama Yellow Face. As the National Theatre's Shed venue stages this 2007 drama Yellow Face, he talks about reflecting life as an Asian American on stage.
Rachel Holmes' new biography of Eleanor Marx explores her campaigning. She discusses Eleanor Marx and her legacy with Emma Griffin - historian at University of East Anglia and author of Liberty's Dawn - A People's History of the Industrial Revolution and A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution
Presenter: Philip Dodd
Producer: Neil Trevithick.
Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes is available in hard back and ebook from the 8 May 2014.
It is also BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week and you can hear it every day this week at 0945 and again at 00:30 or you can catch up on IPlayer.
Image: National Portrait Gallery
David Henry Hwang
|Interviewed Guest||David Henry Hwang|
|Interviewed Guest||Emma Griffin|
|Interviewed Guest||Rachel Holmes|