Yael Farber, Liberalism

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Yael Farber directs Richard Armitage in the Crucible at the Old Vic. She talks to Philip Dodd about fear, conspiracy and her South African roots.
Also Liberalism past and present. Edmund Fawcett author of Liberalism: The History of an Idea is in the studio alongside historian and Telegraph writer Tim Stanley and Alex Callinicos, Professor at King's College, London.

Another column from one of the 2014 Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers: Tiffany Watt-Smith explores war neuroses and shell shock after the first World War.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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Wed 2 Jul 2014 22:00

The Crucible

The Crucible

The Crucible, directed by Yael Farber, is at The Old Vic in London from Saturday 21 June until Saturday 13 September 2014.

Image: Richard Armitage as John Proctor in The Crucible at The Old Vic. © Johan Persson

New Generation Thinkers 2014

New Generation Thinkers 2014

Tiffany Watt-Smith from Queen Mary, University of London is one of this year's New Generation Thinkers. Her current research is on the cultural history of our compulsion to imitate each other’s expressions and gestures.

Full list of New Generation Thinkers 2014

Hear all the columns from this year's New Generation Thinkers

In her column Tiffany talks about the 1917 medical film War Nerousues  - you can see the film at the Wellcome Library website.



Liberalism: The Life of An Idea by Edmund Fawcett  is out now.


Role Contributor
PresenterPhilip Dodd
Interviewed GuestYael Farber
Interviewed GuestEdmund Fawcett
Interviewed GuestTim Stanley
Interviewed GuestAlex Callinicos
Interviewed GuestTiffany Watt-Smith
ProducerZahid Warley

The Arts and Ideas Podcast

Arts and Ideas

You can download all the past episodes of Radio 3's Free Thinking

Introducing our 2016 New Generation Thinkers

Hay Festival: New Generation Thinkers 2016

Listen to a special programme recorded at The Hay Festival with Rana Mitter.