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Godzilla and Hayao Miyazaki, Simon Armitage's version of The Iliad

MJ Hyland reviews Simon Armitage's The Last Days of Troy at the Royal Exchange Manchester starring Lily Cole, plus Chris Harding on Japanese fears in Godzilla and The Wind Rises.

Lily Cole stars in Simon Armitage's The Last Days of Troy which opens at the Royal Exchange Manchester. Novelist MJ Hyland has a first night review.

As a new blockbuster featuring Japanese monster Godzilla opens in 3D and the last animated film from Hayao Miyazaki depicts a Japanese aircraft designer behind the fighter plane used by the navy - New Generation Thinker Christopher Harding discusses different depictions of Japanese fear.

New Generation Thinker Dr Philip Roscoe, from St Andrews University, and Geoffrey Wood, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cass Business School and the University of Buckingham discuss the teaching of economics degrees, the interest in Thomas Piketty's arguments and whether academia needs to change the focus of studies into financial systems.
Philip Roscoe's book is called I Spend, Therefore I Am.
Thomas Piketty's booked is called Capital in the 21st Century

As Irish photographer Richard Mosse is announced as the winner of this year's £30,000 in the Deutsche Börse prize for his images of the Congo, New Generation Thinker Zoe Norridge discusses photography and depictions of African countries affected by war.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • The Last Days of Troy

    Novelist MJ Hyland’s first night review of The Last Days of Troy

    Duration: 07:35

  • Teaching Economics

    Philip Roscoe and Geoffrey Wood discuss the teaching of economics degrees.

    Duration: 18:24

  • Richard Mosse

    Zoe Norridge discusses the Deutsche Börse prize winner and his images of the Congo.

    Duration: 06:09

  • Godzilla and The Wind Rises

    New Generation Thinker Christopher Harding on different depictions of Japanese fear.

    Duration: 11:59

The Last Days of Troy

The Last Days of Troy

The Last Days of Troy by Simon Armitage is at the Royal Exchange Theatre, in Manchester until 7 June 2014.


It then transfers to Shakespeare’s Globe in London from 10 June to 28 June 2014.


Photo: Garry Cooper as Priam and Lily Cole as Helen of Troy. 

© Jonathan Keenan. 

Richard Mosse

Richard Mosse

The winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 is Richard Mosse for The Enclave.


An exhibition featuring all the nominees for this year Deutsche Börse Prize is at the Photography’s Gallery in London until 22 June 2014.


Gallery: Images from The Enclave



Image: Richard Mosse - Man-Size, North Kivu, eastern Congo, 2011. 

© Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

 



Godzilla

Godzilla

Godzilla, directed by Gareth Edwards, is in cinemas from Thursday 15 May, certificate 12A.


Image: Courtesy of Warner Bros

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, is in cinemas now, certificate PG. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest MJ Hyland
Interviewed Guest Christopher Harding
Interviewed Guest Philip Roscoe
Interviewed Guest Geoffrey Wood
Interviewed Guest Zoe Norridge
Producer Zahid Warley

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