Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman chooses The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

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Author and Graphic Novelist
Books includes Coraline, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and the comic book series The Sandman.

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by Richard Dadd

Neil Gaiman chooses The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke by the Victorian artist Richard Dadd, painted over nine years (1855-1864) whilst Dadd was incarcerated at Bethlem hospital, known as Bedlam.

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke is on display Tate Britain.

From the Archive

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury of Queen on his song inspired by The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke.

From Queen Story by Tom Browne 24 Dec 1977 on Radio 1

Richard Dadd 

Critic Richard Cork on the extraordinary life and art of Richard Dadd.

From Front Row 5 Mar 2007

Angela Carter

A short extract from the Angela Carter's radio play inspired by The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, Come Unto These Yellow Sands.

From Come Unto These Yellow Sands 28 Mar 1979 Radio 3

Bethlem Hospital

A report on artist Gemma Anderson's paintings of patients and doctors at present day Bethlem Hospital.

From All in the Mind 16 Jun 2010 Radio 4

Image: Gemma Anderson courtesy of the Bethlem Gallery

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman on the resurgence of vampires in popular culture.

From Night Waves 7 May 2009 Radio 3

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