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Reluctant Spirit

Episode 3 of 5

Reluctant Spirit by Athena Stevens. A young girl with a disability describes her relationship with her mother. Dramatic monologue responding to and incorporating a particular piece of music.

The third of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack. Part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists.

Reluctant Spirit by Athena Stevens

A young girl with a disability describes her relationship with her mother.

The Girl ..... Ella Glendining

Music - Arvo Pärt: Für Alina

Directed by Marc Beeby

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14 minutes

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