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Amy Chua, Versailles by Peter Gill, Spitting Image

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk about the impact of education and religion on success and Anne McElvoy has a first night review of Peter Gill's new play Versailles.

Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk to Anne McElvoy about the impact of education, culture and religion on success. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was a parenting memoir which brought Amy Chua criticism and even death threats from people objecting to her disciplinarian attitude to motherhood.
Her new book, written with her husband, is called The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success.

Versailles, Peter Gill's new play at the Donmar Theatre in London takes its inspiration from the peace negotiations at the end of the First World War. We have a first night review.

Producer: Neil Trevithick.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Spitting Image

    John Lloyd, Alan Johnson and Tim Telling on Spitting Image 30 years on.

    Duration: 15:48

  • Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

    Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld talk about their book The Triple Package.

  • Versailles

    Historian David Reynolds gives his verdict of Versailles, Peter Gill's new play.

    Duration: 12:00

Spitting Image

Spitting Image

Spitting Image: A 30th Anniversary Celebration was at the BFI at the Southbank this evening.


Arena: 30th anniversary of Spitting Image will be on BBC Four next month.

What Really Determines Success

The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld is available now in hardback and e-book. 

Versailles

Versailles

Versailles is on at the Donmar Warehouse in London until 5 April 2014.


The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century by David Reynolds is available now in hardback, paperback and e-book. 


Image: Tom Hughes as Gerald Chater and Gwilym Lee as Leonard Rawlinson in Versailles at the Donmar, 2014. Photo by Johan Persson.

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Amy Chua
Interviewed Guest Jed Rubenfeld
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Producer Neil Trevithick

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