Britten 100: Britten Libretti, Young Vic Theatre Uncut
With Anne McElvoy. For Radio 3's Britten 100 season, Frances Spalding and Alexandra Harris discuss Myfanwy Piper's libretto writing. Plus the Young Vic's Theatre Uncut season.
As part of Radio 3's Britten 100 - Anne McElvoy discusses Myfanwy Piper's libretto writing with Professor Frances Spalding author of a biography of the Pipers and Alexandra Harris, author of Romantic Moderns and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker in 2011.
We also report on The Young Vic's Theatre Uncut season which features plays addressing current political issues. This year's playwrights include Neil LaBute, Mark Thomas and Tanika Gupta.
Producer: Neil Trevithick
Image: Lauren Crace and David Hounslow in The Wing by Clara Brennan. Photo by Richard Davenport.
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Britten 100: Britten Libretti
A discussion about Myfanwy Piper and her work as Benjamin Britten's librettist
Role Contributor Presenter Anne McElvoy Producer Neil Trevithick Interviewed Guest Frances Spalding Interviewed Guest Alexandra Harris