• Elizabeth Siddal,  Jane Burden Morris,  News

    A discussion of Pre-Raphaelite women on BBC Radio 4

    Women’s Hour visits the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit at the Tate to discuss the female Pre-Raphaelite artists.  I am pleased with the the attention paid to Elizabeth Siddal. In particular, her illustration of The Lady of Shalott is given a nice bit of attention.  They also talk about Rosa Brett, Jane Burden Morris and May Morris.  You can listen online (it doesn’t seem to…

  • Keats

    Lamia Broadcast

    In my previous post I mentioned the adaptation of Keats’ Lamia on BBC Radio 4. The broadcast can be purchased and downloaded from AudioGo.  Thank you Cathy Baker for sharing the link with me!  I downloaded and listened to it and it is a beautiful reading and a perfect way to start my morning.

  • Keats,  Waterhouse


    I just discovered that in January there was an adaptation of Keats’ Lamia on BBC Radio 4.  I’m sorry that I missed that.  Lamia is one of my favorite works, here are two passages I enjoy the most. (You can read the complete poem here) Lamia has vivid imagery: “She was a gordian shape of dazzling hue, Vermilion-spotted, golden, green,…

  • Books

    Listen to Possession on BBC Radio 4

    Thank you to Prabal K. Ray for letting me know that an adaptation of A.S. Byatt’s book Possession is currently on BBC Radio 4.  Those of us outside the UK are able to listen to it as well.  There are 7 days left to listen to episode 1. Possession is one of my favorite and dearly loved books, which I’ve…