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Stranger Things 2, Richard Bean on Young Marx, The Essay

Richard Bean discusses his new play Young Marx; a discussion on the revival of the essay; a review of Netflix series Stranger Things 2; and underwater concert AquaSonic.

Nicholas Hytner, who used to run the National Theatre, has a new project - The Bridge Theatre. Richard Bean (who wrote One Man Two Guvnors) and Clive Coleman discuss their play Young Marx, the theatre's opening production, which reveals how the man who brilliantly analysed the workings of the capitalist economy was hopeless with money.

Stranger Things, the retro Netflix teen sci-fi series, was a surprise breakout TV hit last year. Can its sequel, Stranger Things 2, live up to the expectation? Boyd Hilton gives his verdict.

Rosalind Porter, Deputy Editor of Granta, and essayist Francis Spufford discuss the revival of the essay - a literary form which last enjoyed a golden age in the 18th century and is finding new fans in the 21st century.

And music from the Danish group Between Music, who perform their new concert AquaSonic underwater.

Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Richard Bean

    Duration: 08:59

  • Stranger Things 2

    Duration: 04:56

  • The Essay

    Duration: 09:57

Richard Bean on Young Marx

Richard Bean on Young Marx
Rory Kinnear in Young Marx
Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

Young Marx is at the Bridge Theatre until 31 Dec

Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things 2

Stranger Things 2
Image credit: Netflix

Stranger Things 2 is available on Netflix from 27 Oct

Main image: from Left: Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb Mclaughlin in a still from Stranger Things season 2
Image credit: Netflix

The Essay

The Essay

Francis Spufford’s latest collection of essays, True Stories: And Other Essays is out now

Granta Essays and Memoirs


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Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Richard Bean
Interviewed Guest Clive Coleman
Interviewed Guest Boyd Hilton
Interviewed Guest Rosalind Porter
Interviewed Guest Francis Spufford
Performer Between Music
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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