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William Morris, Our Town, The Roosevelts

Presented by Anne McElvoy. With Jeremy Deller and Fiona MacCarthy's William Morris exhibitions, David Cromer discussing the play Our Town and a documentary about the Roosevelts.

Jeremy Deller and Fiona McCarthy have each curated an exhibition looking at the art of William Morris. David Cromer's production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town was an off Broadway hit. Now the actor director is staging it in London. Ken Burns won an Emmy for his documentary about The American Civil War. Anne McElvoy has been watching his new series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and discusses it with historian Charlie Laderman and DD Guttenplan, who writes for The International Herald Tribune, The Nation and The New York Times.

Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 - 1960 runs at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 16 October 2014 - January 11th 2015
Love is Enough - Andy Warhol and William Morris curated by Jeremy Deller runs at Modern Art, Oxford from December 6th 2014 - March 8th 2015.

Our Town runs at the Almeida Theatre until November 29th.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • William Morris

    Jeremy Deller and Fiona McCarthy talk about curating the art of William Morris

    Duration: 19:31

  • The Roosevelts

    Charlie Laderman and DD Guttenplan discuss The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

    Duration: 13:14

  • Our Town

    David Cromer discusses his production of Our Town now on at the London stage

    Duration: 11:13

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Deller
Interviewed Guest Fiona MacCarthy
Interviewed Guest David Cromer
Interviewed Guest Charlie Laderman
Interviewed Guest DD Gutenplan
Producer Zahid Warley

Broadcast

  • Thu 16 Oct 2014 22:00

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