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Mark Haddon, Jimmie Durham controversy, Anglo-Saxon burial, Michelle Terry

Mark Haddon, controversy around artist Jimmie Durham, what the discovery of a burial site tells us about Anglo-Saxon culture, Michelle Terry on Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V

Mark Haddon is the author of the phenomenally successful The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. He talks about his first novel in seven years, The Porpoise, in which he takes on the epic tale of Pericles.

At this year’s Venice Biennale, the contentious American artist, Jimmie Durham, will be given the prestigious Golden Lion award for Lifetime Achievement. Art critic Ariella Budick discusses the controversy surrounding the artist whose biography is subject to as much speculation as his art.

New discoveries in the tomb of Saexa, an Anglo-Saxon prince, have led archaeologists to dub him the Tutankhamun of Essex. Among the artefacts buried with him are a copper flagon from Syria, beautiful blue glass beakers and a lyre, inlaid with garnets. Sophie Jackson of the Museum of London Archaeology considers what they reveal of the cultural life and taste of people living here in the 580s.

Shakespeare’s Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry discusses their new productions of Henry IV parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. She talks about her role as actor-manager and about working with an diverse ensemble cast who collectively bring the show together.

Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon is available now in hardback.

Images:

Main image and image to the left: Mark Haddon

Left image credit: Charles Moriarty

 

Jimmie Durham controversy

Jimmie Durham controversy

Jimmie Durrell is an invited artist at May You Live in Interesting Times, the 58th Venice Biennale's International  Exhibition, from 11 May - 254 November 2019. at the Arsenale and the Giardini, Venice.

Image: Jimmie Durham working on one of his art pieces

Image credit: William Nicholson

Anglo-Saxon burial

Anglo-Saxon burial

The objects found in the Prittlewell Princely Burial are on permanent display at the Central Museum, Southend, Essex, and the burial chamber can be explored online.

 

Image: One of two rare blue glass decorated beakers discovered intact in the burial chamber.

Image credit: MOLA

 

Michelle Terry

Michelle Terry

Shakespeare's History plays are at Shakespeare's Globe :

Henry IV parts 1 and 2 from 10 May - 11 October 2019,

and

Henry V from 09 May to 11 October 2019

Image: Michelle Terry as Harry Hotspur in Henry IV Part 1.

Image credit: Tristram Kenton

 

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