'Keeping the voices alive': poetry show's producer on The Hundred Years' War

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A dramatisation of poetry from Bloodaxe's The Hundred Years’ War anthology, focusing on around three dozen poems from more than 500 in the book, covering conflicts from the first world war to today’s terrorism, will be premiered at Coventry’s Belgrade theatre on Friday 31 October before embarking on a nationwide tour that goes on into 2015. Greg Freeman talks to Jonathan Davidson, producer of the show, on the challenges ...

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This collection marks 20 years of poetry and performance by Salena Godden, though the majority of the work included has never been previously publishe...

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