Jane Eyre versus Anne of Green Gables, Parent Power, Georg Baselitz, Flooding in Literature
Ed Miliband's speech earlier this week said parents should have more power to oust head teachers. The outgoing Ofsted chair Baroness Sally Morgan and Tim Montgomerie, Editor of the Times comment section debate parent power with Anne McElvoy.
Jane Eyre has been adapted for a stage production at Bristol Old Vic. Which literary heroines provide good role models? We hear from writers Bidisha and Rebecca Mead, whose new book is called The Road to Middlemarch.
German artist Georg Baselitz discusses his artistic career as his work goes on show in two London Galleries.
And literary depictions of flooding. What books you might want to avoid reading if you are faced with rising water levels.
Producer: Natalie Steed.
Literary Role Models
The Road to Middlemarch: My Life with George Eliot by Rebecca Mead is available from the 6 March, in hardback and ebook.
Jane Eyre runs at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre until 29 March 2014.
Women Beware Women is the topic on Words and Music on Radio 3 this Sunday.
Image above: Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre in the 2006 BBC adaption and Kim Braden as Anne Shirley in BBC’s Anne of Green Gables (1972).
Image right: Juliet Aubrey and Rufus Sewell as Dorothea Brooke and Will Ladislaw in the BBC’s 1994 adaptation of Middlemarch.
Renaissance Impressions Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz & the Albertina is at the Royal Academy of Arts in London from 15 March to 8 June 2014.
Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation is at the British Museum until 31 August 2014.
Image: Partisan (‘Partisan’), 1965, Georg Baselitz . Presented to the British Museum by Count Christian Duerckheim. © Georg Baselitz.
|Interviewed Guest||Sally Morgan|
|Interviewed Guest||Tim Montgomerie|
|Interviewed Guest||Rebecca Mead|
|Interviewed Guest||Georg Baselitz|