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TS Eliot Prize, Rebecca Lenkiewicz on The Oresteia

Anne McElvoy talks to the newly-announced winner of the 2014 TS Eliot Prize. Plus playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz and classicist Edith Hall discussing Aeschylus's The Oresteia.

Sinéad Morrissey is the winner of this year's T S Eliot Prize for her anthology Parallax. She performs her poems and talks to Anne McElvoy about her role as Belfast's first Poet Laureate.

As a new wall is built between Bulgaria and Turkey to deter immigrants Anne explores the way governments use walls to control people's movements and the political and architectural impact of walls as both barriers and gateways.

With Michael Dumper, Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Exeter, Dr Wendy Pullan, Senior Lecturer in the History and Philosophy of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, Dr Lea Ypi, political scientist at the London School of Economics, and Dr Alan Mendoza, Director of the Henry Jackson Society

Radio 3 is currently devoting its Sunday night Drama on 3 to new versions of Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice, The Oresteia. Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz, who has adapted Part Three, The Furies, and classicist Edith Hall discuss the tragedies and their modern relevance.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • The Oresteia

    Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Edith Hall discuss The Oresteia and its modern relevance.

    Duration: 14:10

  • Walls

    Discussion on the political and architectural impact of walls as barriers and gateways.

    Duration: 21:31

  • T S Eliot Prize

    Interview with Sinéad Morrissey, the winner of this year's T S Eliot Prize for Poetry.

    Duration: 08:38

Oresteia

Oresteia

Part One of The Oresteia, Agamemnon is available to listen again on the Radio 3 website.


It continues on Radio 3 on Sunday 18 January at 10pm with The Libation Bearers. 

TS Eliot Prize for Poetry

TS Eliot Prize for Poetry

Sinead Morrissey has won this year's TS Eliot Prize for Poetry for her collection Parallax.


Parallax is availably now, published by Carcanet. 

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Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Sinead Morrissey
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest Michael Dumper
Interviewed Guest Wendy Pullan
Interviewed Guest Lea Ypi
Interviewed Guest Alan Mendoza
Interviewed Guest Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Interviewed Guest Edith Hall
Producer Philippa Ritchie

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