Chipping Campden Literature Festival 2013
Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 5th May
Sponsored by Campden Gallery
In Partnership with Chipping Campden School
On the theme A Backward Glance
Jonathan Bate gives the inaugural talk. His Being Shakespeare, a one-man play for Simon Callow, has runs in the West End, New York and Chicago, and he was consultant curator for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad British Museums Shakespeare exhibition, co-authoringShakespeare: Staging the World. Selina Hastings presents Nancy Mitfords and Evelyn Waughs correspondence,Pamela Marsh the Mitford Family, and Emma Howard Capuchin Books.Martin Stannard introduces the audience to the letters sent to Ford Maddox Ford by his American lover. Louisa Hares Wayzgoose and Write to Life are back as is Helen Dunmore with The Malarkey: poems on the precious irrevocable past. Alan Rusbridger returns with copies of Play It Again and Paula Byrne with The Real Jane Austen, and with Joanna Trollope Paula discusses Joannas 2013 contemporary rewriting of Sense and Sensibility. John Mullan answers questions posed in hisWhat Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved. With debut novelist Alison Moore The Big Book Group dissects her 2012 Man Booker Shortlisted The Lighthouse. Edward Skidelsky with How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life? and George Monbiot with Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life look back for solutions on how humans can survive and thrive in the tough world of today.Peter J Conradi presents A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson and Rick Stroud an illustrated talk on The Phantom Army of Alamain. The ensemble le mot juste and Nicolas Soames of Naxos Audio Books with actor Neville Jason deliver Gogul and Proust respectively. We make paper with Jonathan Korejko and hear about typography from Will Hill, traditional baking from Julian Day, natural gardening from Val Bourne, illustrations in Shakespeare from Peter Whitfield, and scatology in Chaucer from Peter Smith, making 2013 the most eclectic festival to date. Finally in a joint Music Festival event, actors Davidand Ali Troughton read the poems of Peter Whitfield: imaginary dialogues spoken by composers from Palestrina to Messiaen.
Vicky Bennett & Mary Gray co-Artistic Directors
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