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Cross-dressing and masculinity with Grayson Perry

Cultural discussion show. Grayson Perry, Emma Rice, Alice Coote and Kelley Swain discuss gender and art with Mary Ann Sieghart.

On Start the Week Grayson Perry discusses the concept of masculinity in modern Britain with Mary Ann Sieghart. The new artistic director at the Globe Theatre, Emma Rice, explains how she is playing with gender in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, and the celebrated mezzo-soprano Alice Coote talks of her career in 'breeches', singing the male role. The former artists' model, Kelley Swain reveals what it's like being the object of a work of art.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

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Mon 2 May 2016 21:30

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry is the artist who won the Turner Prize in 2003.

Grayson Perry: All Man begins on Thursday 5 May at 10.00pm on Channel 4.

Alice Coote

Alice Coote is a mezzo-soprano.

Alice’s upcoming engagements:

Wed 4-Sat 7 May – Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the CBSO

Mon 9 May – Berlioz’s Mort de Cleopatre at La Scala in Milan

Sun 15 May – Britten’s Phaedre with the Britten Sinfonia

Sun 22 May – Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius at the Brighton Festival


Music used:

‘Scherza infida’ from Handel’s Ariodante

Alice Coote – mezzo-soprano

Harry Bicket – conductor

The English Concert

BBC Proms

Emma Rice

Emma Rice is Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on until 11 September at the Globe Theatre.

Kelley Swain

Kelley Swain is a poet, writer and critic.

The Naked Muse is published by Valley Press.


Role Contributor
Presenter Mary Ann Sieghart
Interviewed Guest Grayson Perry
Interviewed Guest Emma Rice
Interviewed Guest Alice Coote
Interviewed Guest Kelley Swain
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 2 May 2016 09:00
  • Mon 2 May 2016 21:30

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