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RSC's Seven Acts of Mercy, Spike Lee's Chi-raq, Robert Rauschenberg, Poets Ben Lerner and Rachael Boast, This Is Us

The RSC's Seven Acts of Mercy, Spike Lee retells Lysistrata in Chi-raq, Robert Rauschenberg retrospective, Poets Ben Lerner and Rachael Boast and This Is Us on Channel 4.

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Anders Lustgarten's new play Seven Acts of Mercy; drawing connections between Caravaggio and modern Liverpool
Spike Lee's latest film Chi-raq retells the classic Greek tale of Lysistrata imagining a sex strike organised by the women of Chicago in order to get their menfolk to renounce violence.
American painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer and performance artist Robert Rauschenberg is the subject of a retrospective at Tate Modern; the first since his death in 2008
Two books of poetry, one American, one British - Ben Lerner's No Art and Rachael Boast's Void Studies
This Is Us has been enormously successful in the USA and has now been bought by Channel 4 - will it be embraced by British viewers?

Tom Sutcliffe's guests are Tiffany Jenkins, Damian Barr and Frances Stonor Saunders. The producer is Oliver Jones.

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The Seven Acts of Mercy

The Seven Acts of Mercy

The Seven Acts of Mercy is at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon until 14 January 2017

Image: RSC/Ellie Kurttz

Chiraq

Chiraq

Chiraq is in cinemas from 4 December, certificate 15.

Rachael Boast

Rachael Boast

Rachael Boast’s Void Studies is available in paperback now.


Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner’s No Art is available in hardback now.

Image: Matt Lerner

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg is at the Tate Modern in London until 2 April 2017.

Image: 

Untitled (Spread), 1983 © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York

This Is Us

This Is Us

This Is Us airs on Channel 4 from Tuesday 6 December. 

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Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Tiffany Jenkins
Interviewed Guest Damian Barr
Interviewed Guest Frances Stonor Saunders
Producer Oliver Jones

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