Messages from Angela Carter

A conversation with readings from Angela Carter, at The Charleston Trust in 2012

Ritzy-001Angela Carter’s vivid literary voice encompassed short stories, novels and essays. The postcards she sent to her friend Susannah Clapp evoke her anarchic intelligence, her fierce politics, the richness of her language, her ribaldry and swoops of the imagination. Susannah Clapp is the theatre critic of The Observer.

As an accompaniment to the talk, the actress Hattie Morahan, fresh from her success in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Young Vic, will read one of Angela Carter’s most subversive short stories, The Tiger’s Bride, inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

Chaired by Di Speirs, BBC Radio 4 Editor, Readings.


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