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Martin Crimp's new play takes off from Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela about unwanted sexual advances. Shahidha Bari and guests debate consent, + news of the Artes Mundi 8 Prize.

Kate Maltby, Lucy Powell, Zoe Strimpel join Shahidha Bari. Virtue Rewarded is the subtitle of Samuel Richardson's 1740 novel Pamela, which began as a conduct book before he turned it into the new literary form of the novel. Playwright Martin Crimp has taken this book as the inspiration for his latest work When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other. Shahidha Bari & guests debate consent then and now + news of the £40,000 Artes Mundi 8 Prize which is awarded tonight in Cardiff.

The Artes Mundi 8 shortlisted artists are Anna Boghiguian (Canada/Egypt); Bouchra Khalili (Morocco/France); Otobong Nkanga (Nigeria/Belgium); Trevor Paglen (USA); Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand). The exhibition runs at the National Museum Cardiff until Feb 24th 2019. New Generation Thinker Des Fitzgerald reports.

Martin Crimp's play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other is directed by Katie Mitchell and stars Cate Blanchett. It runs at the National Theatre in rep until March 2nd 2019.

Producer: Luke Mulhall

Main Image: Cate Blanchett (Photographer: Stephen Cummiskey © - from When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other: 12 Variations on Samuel Richardson’s Pamela at the National Theatre)

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Thu 24 Jan 2019 22:00

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