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Posts tagged ‘A point of view’

Musical theatre

yesterday morning (sunday 6th), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
on musical theatre (by adam gopnik) (in the a point of view series)

“The history of the American musical theatre is, as a wise theatre historian [Jack Viertel] once wrote, simply one of Jewish men yelling at each other.”

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Making things right

yesterday morning (sunday 23rd), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
shylock’s mock appeal (presented by howard jacobson) (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson applauds the granting of an appeal by Shylock in a mock trial in Venice as a symbolic revoking of a bad decision.
‘It’s natural to rage against wrong decisions, miscarrriages of justice or the inclemencies of nature, but the more fanciful of us go further and imagine that some power will intervene and make things right again’.”

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Chaim Nagelstein

tomorrow morning (sunday 31st), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
a point of view, by tom shakespeare

“After hearing a former political prisoner in South Africa, and holocaust survivor Chaim “Harry” Nagelstein (1928-2010) tell their stories, Tom Shakespeare concludes: ‘Hearing their testimonies affected me more deeply than any lecture, book or film. They were unforgettable authentic encounters’.”

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Howard Jacobson’s sermons

last sunday morning (27th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
sermons, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson would sooner see Radio 4’s Thought for the Day more not less religious, and argues that humanists and the religious can meet in sermonizing when it’s of the majesty of a great preacher like John Donne.
‘I fall to wondering what exactly non-religious needs are, and whether, by insisting on a distinction between the religious and the non-religious, humanists aren’t making an unpardonably limiting assumption about both’.”

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Howard Jacobson’s Christmas

last sunday morning (20th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
christmas, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson recalls the healthy mongrel mix of traditions in his Jewish family’s festivities at Christmas.
‘Let’s rejoice in the eclecticism, I say, and find in the varieties of ways people choose to mark or miss the point of Christmas the universal love that is its message’.”

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