|01||What Art Form Best Expresses Emotion?||19980824|
Each of the performing arts is capable of appealing to our emotions, whether it be an evening at the ballet, a great concert or a theatrical performance.
On that basis, Colin Bell and guests muse on the different emotional appeals of the arts.
|02||Performers And Places||19980825|
Colin Bell asks whether the venue really matters.
Is the Royal Lyceum any better than the village hall?
|03||The Art Of Translation For The Theatre||19980826|
Prevailing wisdom claims there is no market for foreign language theatre in Britain, but a glance at the Edinburgh Festival's programme tells a different story.
Although the language may be unfamiliar, gesture and expression make it clear exactly what is being said and offer a challenge to the audience.
Colin Bell talks to directors, translators and actors about their approach to and experiences of foreign language theatre.
|04||Has The Muse Had Its Day?||19980828|
It may be difficult to conjure up an image of Irvine Welsh or Harrison Birtwistle being inspired by a mythical Greek lady wrapped in gauze drapes, but the notion was in common currency for thousands of years.
And even in more recent times, artists have occasionally cited real-life individuals as the source of their inspiration.
Colin Bell invites artists, performers and choreographers to talk about where they find their inspiration.
|05||Is There A New Brutality In Women's Writing?||19980829|
Each generation of writers wants to shock, and that gets harder and harder to achieve.
Colin Bell asks if there is a new brutality in women's writing.
Is this the way to gain notoriety and success, or is there a darker reason for young women wanting to confront difficult subjects in ways that are deliberately in your face?