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Upstart Crow, Midsummer Night's Dream, Knight of Cups, Louise Erdrich, Mona Hatoum

Shakespeare meets Blackadder in Upstart Crow, Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe Theatre, Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups, Louise Erdrich's novel LaRose, and artist Mona Hatoum.

Ben Elton has a new sitcom on BBC2; Upstart Crow starring David Mitchell as The Bard of Avon. Could it be a return to his golden form of Blackadder?
A Midsummer Night's Dream is the first production by Emma Rice, the new Artistic Director at London's Globe Theatre. Does it auger well for her residency?
Terrence Malick is a much-admired film director whose recent work has received very mixed critical responses. Will his latest, Knight of Cups, be admired or reviled?
Novelist Louise Erdrich is of North American Indian descent and her work reflects this. Her newest - LaRose - is set in the world of the Ojibwe tribe
Mona Hatoum has a retrospective of her work at Tate Modern - how well does or can it chronicle her conceptual art?

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Elif Shafak, Denise Mina and Boyd Tonkin. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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45 minutes

Knight Of Cups

Knight Of Cups

Knight Of Cups is in cinemas now, certificate 15. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is at Shakespeare’s Globe in London until 11 September 2016.

Photographer credit: Steve Tanner. 

Louise Erdricht

Louise Erdricht

LaRose by Louise Erdrich will be available from Tuesday 10 May in hardback and ebook.

Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow begins on Monday 9 May at 10pm on BBC Two.


Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum is at Tate Modern in London until 21 August 2016.

Image: Mona Hatoum, Performance Still, 1985/1995, Tate. Presented by Tate Patrons 2012. Photo Edward Woodman, Courtesy White Cube © Mona Hatoum


Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Elif Shafak
Interviewed Guest Denise Mina
Interviewed Guest Boyd Tonkin
Producer Oliver Jones

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  • Sat 7 May 2016 19:15

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