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Chaucer, Bernardine Evaristo

Anne McElvoy reads a new biography of Chaucer and talks to novelist Bernardine Evaristo about her depiction of 12 characters aged 12 to 93 in Girl, Woman, Other.

Anne McElvoy reads a new biography of Chaucer by Marion Turner called Chaucer: A European Life and talks to writer Bernardine Evaristo about her depiction of 12 characters aged 12 to 93 in her novel Girl, Woman, Other and to Candice Carty-Williams about her best-selling first novel and podcast Queenie. Plus Matt Wolf looks at representations of money, capitalism and the American dream on stage.

You can hear Queenie being read on BBC Radio 4 here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075drzy
All My Sons by Arthur Miller with Sally Field and Bill Pullman in the cast runs at the Old Vic Theatre until June 8th.
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller with Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke and Arinzé Kene runs at the Young Vic Theatre until 29th June
The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power runs at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End in May for a 12-week run.
King Hedley II by August Wilson runs at the Theatre Royal Stratford East from 17th May to 15th June.

Producer: Fiona McLean

Main Image: Bernardine Evaristo. Credit: Jennie Scott

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