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Transformations: Becoming a Goat, Neil Bartlett

Neil Bartlett discusses Victorian cross-dressing performer Ernest Boulton with Matthew Sweet, and Thomas Thwaites explains why he decided to try to live as a goat.

Neil Bartlett discusses Victorian cross-dressing performer Ernest Boulton with Matthew Sweet. Thomas Thwaites explains why he decided to try to live as a goat to explore the difference between humans and animals. Colin Gale from the Bethlem Museum of the Mind and historian Sarah Wise talk about perceptions of mental illness in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Poet Fiona Sampson on the relationship between poetry and health.

The world premiere of Neil Bartlett's play Stella is at the Brighton Festival on May 27th and 28th.
Thomas Thwaites has written GoatMan: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human
Fiona Sampson's latest collection of poetry is The Catch
Sarah Wise is the author of Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

Photo Credit: Camilla Broadbent

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Neil Bartlett
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Thomas Thwaites
Interviewed Guest Colin Gale
Interviewed Guest Sarah Wise
Interviewed Guest Fiona Sampson
Producer Torquil MacLeod

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