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Originality

Geoff Mulgan of Nesta, author Naomi Alderman and copyright lawyer Lionel Bently join Philip Dodd to talk about the notion originality. Plus playwright Simon Stephens on fame.

Geoff Mulgan, champion of social innovation and design and Lionel Bently, barrister and copyright expert on intellectual property, and novelist and game inventor, Naomi Alderman, join Philip Dodd to discuss the ever-changing meaning of Originality. In 1976 Raymond Williams published a list of Keywords and gave his definition of Originality but its social meaning is very different to its meaning in law - why - and is the latter doing harm to the former?
Philip joins Nicholas Penny at the National Gallery to talk about the meaning of greatness in art in front of the new exhibition - Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice.
As Simon Stephens' play Birdland,about a monstrous rock and roller, opens at London's Royal Court, the playwright talks inspirations, death and originality with Philip Dodd.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Birdland

    Playwright Simon Stephens on his new play Birdland

    Duration: 16:45

  • Originality

    A discussion exploring the ever-changing meaning of Originality

    Duration: 16:27

  • Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

    Nicholas Penny talks about the new Veronese exhibition at the National Gallery

    Duration: 10:28

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice
The exhibition Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice is on display at The National Gallery in London until 14 June 2014.

Image: Dr Nicholas Penny, Director of The National Gallery

Birdland

Birdland
Birdland, by Simon Stephens, is at the Royal Court Theatre in London until 31 May 2014.

Episode image, above: Andrew Scott as Paul in Birdland. Photographer credit: Richard Hubert Smith.

Image, left: Simon Stephens. Photographer credit: Simon Kane.

Keywords

Keywords
Keywords by Raymond Williams, first published in 1976, has been reissued in paperback and e-book.

Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain, an exhibition inspired by Raymond Williams's book, is on display at Tate Liverpool until 11 May 2014.

Image: Sunil Gupta, Heaven from the tape-slide project London Gay Switchboard, 1980. Courtesy the artist © Sunil Gupta.

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Geoff Mulgan
Interviewed Guest Lionel Bently
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Naomi Alderman
Interviewed Guest Nicholas Penny
Interviewed Guest Simon Stephens

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