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Theodore Zeldin, Mona Eltahawy

With scholar Theodore Zeldin discussing his new book, entitled The Hidden Pleasures of Life, and journalist Mona Eltahawy on why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution.

Oxford scholar Theodore Zeldin has explored the art of conversation and the future of work. His new book explores The Hidden Pleasures of Life.

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy's new book is called Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. She reflects on the role of women in Saudi Arabia, where she grew up, and on her experiences of being assaulted in Tahrir Square while she was reporting on the Egyptian Revolution.

Preti Taneja is one of BBC Radio 3 and the AHRC's 2014 New Generation Thinkers. One of her research interests is Shakespearean productions around the world. She reports on Romeo and Juliet performed in Kosovo.
You can also hear her discussing Global Shakespeare on our programme which broadcast on April 22nd and is available as an Arts and Ideas download.

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45 minutes


  • Interview with Theodore Zeldin

    Author of the book The Hidden Pleasures of Life

    Duration: 20:36

  • Shakespare in conflict zones

    New Generation Thinker 2014 Preti Taneja talks about Romo and Juliette staged in Kosovo

    Duration: 07:47

  • Interview with Egyptian writer Mona Eltahawy

    Author of Headscarves and Hymens. Why the Middle East needs a Sexual Revolution.

    Duration: 16:07


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Theodore Zeldin
Interviewed Guest Mona Eltahawy
Interviewed Guest Preti Taneja
Presenter Philip Dodd
Producer Torquil MacLeod


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