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Eleanor Marx, David Henry Hwang

Tony award winning playwright David Henry Hwang talks about the Asian American experience with Philip Dodd, plus Rachel Holmes and Emma Griffin discuss Eleanor Marx's campaigns.

David Henry Hwang's play M Butterfly won a Tony and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. When he spoke out against Jonathan Pryce being cast in a Eurasion role for a Broadway production of Miss Saigon, the resulting controversy inspired both his play Face Value and the follow up drama Yellow Face. As the National Theatre's Shed venue stages this 2007 drama Yellow Face, he talks about reflecting life as an Asian American on stage.

Rachel Holmes' new biography of Eleanor Marx explores her campaigning. She discusses Eleanor Marx and her legacy with Emma Griffin - historian at University of East Anglia and author of Liberty's Dawn - A People's History of the Industrial Revolution and A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution

Presenter: Philip Dodd
Producer: Neil Trevithick.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • David Henry Hwang

    David H Hwang talks about his 2007 play Yellow Face, now showing in London

    Duration: 18:11

  • Elenaor Marx

    Biographer Rachel Holmes and New Gen historian Emma Griffin discuss her life.

    Duration: 26:17

Eleanor Marx

Eleanor Marx

Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes is available in hard back and ebook from the 8 May 2014.

 It is also BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week and you can hear it every day this week at  0945 and again at  00:30 or you can catch up on IPlayer. 

 

Image: National Portrait Gallery

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang

Yellow Face  by David Henry Hwang is playing at the Shed in London unitl 24th May

 

Photo: National Theatre, London

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest David Henry Hwang
Interviewed Guest Emma Griffin
Interviewed Guest Rachel Holmes
Producer Neil Trevithick

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