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Cicely Berry

Monday 5 June 2006 21:30-22:15 (Radio 3)

Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Cicely Berry, talks to Philip Dodd about training actors. She also recalls her time working with a group of deprived children in a Favella outside Rio.


45 minutes

Cicely Berry

Cicely Berry
Cicely Berry - in conversation with Philip Dodd on Night Waves this evening.


John Pilger
In Night Waves tonight Philip Dodd talks to investigative journalist and film-maker John Pilger about his latest book 'Freedom Next Time', in which Pilger examines the political situation surrounding five countries and reveals - what he says - are long struggles for freedom which are still ongoing.

'Freedom Next Time' by John Pilger is published by Bantam Press.

Secuestro Express
Spanish-language cinema expert, Maria Delgado discusses 'Secuestro Express', the controversial new Venezuelan film about an affluent couple kidnapped in Caracas by three drug-fuelled criminals. The film is written and directed by first time filmmaker, Jonathan Jakubowicz - himself a kidnap victim - and has become the highest grossing film of all time in Venezuela.

'Secuestro Express' will be showing at selected cinemas from 9 June, certificate 18.

Cicely Berry
Philip will also be in conversation with Cicely Berry , Voice Director of the RSC since 1969. Having just come back from Rio where she's been working with a theatre group in the favellas, Cicely will explain how she has been preparing the group for a production coming to Stratford later this year, as part of the Complete Works Festival.

In Praise of Athletic Beauty
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'In Praise of Athletic Beauty' by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht is published by Harvard.

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