201 The Invisible Theatre2013-12-08 18:15:00
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202 Sunday Feature: 1 December 2013 - Ken Adam Profile2013-12-03 16:45:00
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203 Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider2013-11-03 18:45:00
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204 Sunday Feature - Production Line Living2013-10-27 18:45:00
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205 Sound of Cinema: Composing for Hollywood2013-09-23 14:08:00
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206 Significant Others ep 22013-07-15 11:20:00
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207 Significant Others 12013-07-09 09:30:00
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208 Sunday Feature - Stirring Up A Revolution2013-06-09 19:15:00
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209 Sunday Feature - Wagner: Making a National Hero2013-05-19 19:27:00
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210 Jan Morris, Travels Round My House2013-05-13 10:00:00
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211 Sunday Feature - Piano's Music Boxes2013-05-07 15:43:00
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212 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (3 of 3)2013-03-11 13:30:00
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213 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (1 of 3)2013-03-11 11:40:00
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214 Sunday Feature - The Idea of Sin (2 of 3)2013-03-07 18:40:00
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215 Margaret are you Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping2013-02-04 12:42:00
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Margaret are you Grieving? A Cultural History of Weeping

Throughout our cultural history, tears have been intimately connected with the arts, whether as inspiration or response. Thomas Dixon is director of the UK's first Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University London. In this programme he explores the history of weeping as an aesthetic response to works of art: paintings, writing, music, theatre and film. What it is about works of art and religious symbols that induce weeping and why do we shed tears over performances by actors and singers, fictional characters, abstract symbols, poems, music, metaphysical ideas - in other words things that are not real? Margery Kempe, Gluck, Mark Rothko and Sophocles' Electra may provide some of the answers. Thomas Dixon talks to Fiona Shaw, Miri Rubin, Pete de Bolla, Virginia Eatough, Giles Fraser, Ian Bostridge, Matthew Sweet and Simon Goldhill…read more

216 Modernism Redux2013-02-04 12:07:00
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217 A Brief History of Being Cold2013-01-29 17:48:00
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218 Tolstoy and Napoleon. 1 - On Napoleon2012-12-05 17:32:00
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219 The Essay: Anglo-Saxon Portraits 1: Vortigern2012-10-15 22:00:00
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220 Sunday Feature: After the Gold Rush - The Poetry of California2012-10-04 14:13:00
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