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Stephen Sharkey & Bill Kirton

Stephen Sharkey asks why anybody would want to turn a perfectly good novel into a stage play, and explains the value in turning the solitary pursuit of reading into the shared experience of theatre.

Bill Kirton considers Gustav Flaubert’s masterpiece, suggesting that its irregularities might be subversion rather than error, and spends an evening with his eponymous heroine.

Episode: 316
Date: 29-04-2021
Length: 32:00
Stephen Sharkey & Bill Kirton

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