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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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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Theatre Uncut

    A discussion about the role and nature of political theatre

    Duration: 17:34

  • John F. Kennedy's assassination

    50 years on, writer Scott Turow reflects on Kennedy's assassination and the aftermath

    Duration: 12:05

  • Britten 100: Britten Libretti

    A discussion about Myfanwy Piper and her work as Benjamin Britten's librettist

    Duration: 13:46

Britten 100

Britten 100
Listen to other programme's and excerpts from Radio 3's Britten 100 season here.

Theatre Uncut

The Theatre Uncut series of productions on at the Young Vic, London continues until Saturday 23 November 2013.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Producer Neil Trevithick
Interviewed Guest Frances Spalding
Interviewed Guest Alexandra Harris

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