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Newark Book Festival 2019 Launch event

In which Emma Street and Alex Lewczuk encounter Sara Bullimore. Town Crier Steve, Lauren Wood, Zuska the greatest showgirl, the Robin Hood Theatre Company and Quids for Kids at the opening launch of the Newark Book Festival #Newarkbf

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Romantic writing, William Coles, Kimberly Stuart, Paul Zollo and Ezekial Bone

Emma Street, Fergus Jeffs and Alex Lewczuk launch the programme with William Coles before heading to Des Moines Iowa to discuss the awesome work of Kimberly Stuart after which Zoe Jameson reports from a mystery train station, Paul Zollo provides more music updates from Los Angeles, Robin Pierce critiques the programme from Wales , Ade […]

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Great Yorkshire Show 2019

In which Alex Lewczuk and Emily Hartley connect with photographer Anthony Mosely, Stephanie from Lancashire, Show Director Charles Mills, Peachy Belts founder Zoe, Milliner George, Bernadette Gledhill . Andy Fielding from Kuomi. Lily Tree Bakers, Brown and Blonde Brownies. Cornish Cheees, Kilted Fudge, Ladies in Pigs, Passion du Fromage, Ben from Fairfax and Favor, Captain […]

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Diego Maradona, Care-Home Friday, Faye White, Fifa World Cup, The Healthy Mummy and Love

Alex Lewczuk, Josephine Westlake, Fergus Jeffs, Gabriella Peralta, Richard Fitzwilliams, Professor Martin Green, Dr Mark Neath, Stephanie Kane, Rhian Allen, Karen Penny, Former England Captain Faye White and Rachael Lloyd provide an epic series of audio topics for the last MDME for June 2019.

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SPOILER Episode 30: Romeo & Juliet (1996, Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes)

Written by on 14th July 2017

SPOILER Episode 30: Romeo & Juliet (1996, Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes)

 
 
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“If love be rough with you, be rough with love”

Three reviewers, alike in temperament (if not always in opinion), sit down this week to talk some serious culture as the Spoiler team take a look at Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare adaptation ‘Romeo + Juliet’. Paul wonders just how many meads he must have had when he suggested we tackle the Bard, while Andy shares his concerns that talking Shakespeare could expose the fact he’s not as clever as he’s often credited with being. Self-proclaimed Shakespeare traditionalist Rachael struggles with the MTV style of Luhrmann’s film but applauds his contribution to making the Bard’s work the visual experience it was always intended to be. While Paul bemoans the fact that Radiohead’s ‘Exit Music (For a Film)’ is not as deep as he once thought but delights in the fact that Billy Bragg’s ‘Between the Wars’ gets even better with age, Andy questions whether Rachael’s interest in the ‘Hollow Crown’ series has more to do with her love of language or the presence of a certain Mr. Hiddleston. And the team debate whether the word ‘punished’ is made more dramatic by the addition of an extra syllable.

Elsewhere, Rachael takes a look at some less-obvious Shakespeare adaptations that reinterpret the Bard’s work in a looser fashion, including ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and ‘The Lion King’.

This week’s scale: True love or “All are punish-ed”

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