Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:32 am by M. in ,    No comments
If you like to listen Chiwetel Ejiofor reading a Wuthering Heights excerpt, here is your chance. The latest episode of BBC Radio 4's Words and Music: Perchance to Dream.
Freud argued that dreams could be interpreted, and for many literary characters, such as Winston in 1984 and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina the dream is used as a device to reveal the character's true or subconscious feelings. Nightmares are also well represented, with chilling passages from Moby-Dick and Wuthering Heights. There are also aspirational dreams from real people such as Churchill and George Mallory, and literary figures; Jude the Obscure is desperate to escape his miserable life through learning, while Rebecca Sharp sees a rich husband as her salvation. Prophetic and opium-induced dreams also feature, alongside music by Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Stravinsky and Handel. Extracts are read by Sophie Thompson and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Producer - Ellie Mant.


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