Podcast 21 | This week we talk to Isobel Roach, contributor to the Wales Arts Review, about her recent piece which sees her returning to Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In our discussion we chat about the project borne out of lockdown, the longevity of the MCU and the implications of streaming.
In our second segment we discuss Hannah Carter’s review of the documentary I am Greta, focusing on the disjunction between what activism might seek to do versus what a culture makes visible about that activism. We also talk about David Cottis’ review of Theatr Clwyd’s production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, thinking about why we keep returning to this story and the issues of updating it for a modern audience.
Finally, we’ll be letting you know about events across Wales that you’ll definitely want to check out our What’s on, Wales? Segment.
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Marvel Cinematic Universe, Greta Thunberg, and The Picture of Dorian Gray | Links to Articles Discussed:
Isobel Roach: ‘Phase One: Enter the Universe’
Whether you’re a Marvel Cinematic Universe superfan, or a newcomer trying to get to grips with this sprawling world of gods, soldiers and men in iron suits, Isobel Roach provides a whirlwind round-up of Marvel’s Phase One – with analysis of the six films used to initiate Marvel’s box office domination.
Hannah Carter: ‘I am Greta’
Hannah Carter reviews I am Greta, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the life of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. From her beginnings as a solitary protestor to holding world leaders to account on a global scale, this documentary explores Greta’s meteoric rise to becoming a symbol of the climate crisis.
David Cottis: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray | Theatre Clwyd’
David Cottis reviews the online modern-day reinvention of Oscar Wilde‘s The Picture of Dorian Gray from Theatr Clwyd, featuring Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry.
What’s On, Wales?
Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Cardiff – Lates: PITCH BLACK
Crime Cymru First Novel Prize
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