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Phyllida Lloyd, The Sensory War, Robert Wilson, Super Thursday

Phyllida Lloyd talks to Samira Ahmed about her all-female Henry IV, The Sensory War exhibition is reviewed, and war artist Robert Wilson discusses his photography from Afghanistan.

Phyllida Lloyd talks to Samira Ahmed about her all-female Henry IV and the importance of casting women in plays about political power. Professor Griselda Pollock reviews The Sensory War, a new exhibition in Manchester which reflects on how artists have tried to capture the impact of military conflict between 1914 and 2014. Photographer and official war artist Robert Wilson discusses Helmand Return, a new series of 59 billboards across the UK of his photos which capture the daily life of British troops in Afghanistan in their final tour of duty. And tomorrow is Super Thursday, the day when more than 300 books will be published on the same day. We ask why this has evolved, and what it means for the books market.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Rebecca Armstrong.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Phyllida Lloyd

    Phyllida Lloyd on her all-female Henry IV & casting women in plays about political power.

    Duration: 08:44

  • The Sensory War 1914 – 2014

    Prof Griselda Pollock reviews The Sensory War exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery.

    Duration: 04:22

  • Robert Wilson

    Photographer and official war artist Robert Wilson discusses 'Helmand Return'.

    Duration: 04:58

  • Super Thursday

    Tim Walker and Lisa Milton on why this has evolved, & what it means for the books market.

    Duration: 06:29

  • Hidden messages and codes in literature

    Prof John Mullan on the hidden messages and codes in literature.

    Duration: 03:12

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson's Helmand Return is at Gallery One and a Half in London, and runs from 17 October until 30 November 2014.


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Image credit: photographer Robert Wilson (Helmand Return and Gallery One and a Half)

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Samira Ahmed and Robert Wilson by one of the billboards featuring Robert's work.

The Sensory War 1914 – 2014

The Sensory War 1914 – 2014
The Sensory War 1914 – 2014 exhibition is at the Manchester Art Gallery, and runs from Saturday 11 October 2014 - Sunday 22 February 2015. Admission is free.


Image credit: Henry Lamb ‘Advanced Dressing Station on the Struma’ 1916 Oil on canvas (c) Mrs Henrietta Phipps; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation; Manchester City Galleries © The estate of Henry Lamb

Phyllida Lloyd

Phyllida Lloyd
Henry IV (directed by Phyllida Lloyd) is at The Donmar Warehouse in London, and runs until 29 November 2014. 

Image credit: Images of Phyllida Lloyd and of Harriet Walter (King Henry) and Jade Anouka (Hotspur) rehearsing in 'Henry IV' courtesy of Helen Maybanks.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Phyllida Lloyd
Interviewed Guest Griselda Pollock
Interviewed Guest Robert Wilson
Interviewed Guest Tim Walker
Interviewed Guest Lisa Milton
Interviewed Guest John Mullan
Producer Rebecca Armstrong

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