Georgian Portraits

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01Claire Tomalin on Dora Jordan20140428

01Claire Tomalin on Dora Jordan2014042820150817 (R3)

In the first essay of the week, shedding light on key figures of the Georgian era, biographer Claire Tomalin explores the life of Dora Jordan, the greatest comic actress of her day and renowned for being lover to the future king.

The rest of the essays in this series are by the actor and writer Ian Kelly on actor, playwright, and theatre manager David Garrick; historian Amanda Vickery on Lancashire gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton; writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth and historian Dan Cruikshank on architect Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

01Claire Tomalin on Dora Jordan2014042820150817 (R3)

In the first essay of the week, shedding light on key figures of the Georgian era, biographer Claire Tomalin explores the life of Dora Jordan, the greatest comic actress of her day and renowned for being lover to the future king.

The rest of the essays in this series are by the actor and writer Ian Kelly on actor, playwright, and theatre manager David Garrick; historian Amanda Vickery on Lancashire gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton; writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth and historian Dan Cruikshank on architect Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

01Claire Tomalin On Dora Jordan20140428

To celebrate the 300-year anniversary of the Hanoverian period, Radio 3 presents an eclectic mix of essays over the course of the week - all of which shed light on key figures of the Georgian era. The week's essayists are the biographer and journalist Claire Tomalin on the comic actress and future king's muse Dora Jordan; actor and writer Ian Kelly on actor, playwright, and theatre manager David Garrick; historian Amanda Vickery on Lancashire gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton; writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth and historian Dan Cruikshank on architect Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

02Ian Kelly on David Garrick20140429

02Ian Kelly on David Garrick2014042920150817 (R3)

In today's essay shedding light on key figures of the Georgian era, actor and writer Ian Kelly explores the life and times of David Garrick - actor, playwright and one of the most influential theatre managers of his generation.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

02Ian Kelly on David Garrick2014042920150817 (R3)

In today's essay shedding light on key figures of the Georgian era, actor and writer Ian Kelly explores the life and times of David Garrick - actor, playwright and one of the most influential theatre managers of his generation.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

02Ian Kelly on David Garrick20140429

To herald the three hundred year anniversary of the Hanoverian period, Radio 3 presents an eclectic mix of essays over the course of the week - all of which shed light on key figures of the Georgian era. The week's essayists are the biographer and journalist Claire Tomalin on the comic actress and future king's muse Dora Jordan; actor and writer Ian Kelly on actor, playwright, and theatre manager David Garrick; historian Amanda Vickery on Lancashire gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton; writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth and historian Dan Cruikshank on architect Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

03Amanda Vickery on Elizabeth Parker Shackleton20140430

03Amanda Vickery On Elizabeth Parker Shackleton2014043020150819 (R3)

In today's essay shedding light on key figures of the Georgian era, historian Amanda Vickery explores the life of gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton, member of the lesser gentry and mercantile elite of 18th-century Lancashire.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

03Amanda Vickery On Elizabeth Parker Shackleton20140430

To herald the three hundred year anniversary of the Hanoverian period, Radio 3 presents an eclectic mix of essays over the course of the week - all of which shed light on key figures of the Georgian era. The week's essayists are the biographer and journalist Claire Tomalin on the comic actress and future king's muse Dora Jordan; actor and writer Ian Kelly on actor, playwright, and theatre manager David Garrick; historian Amanda Vickery on Lancashire gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton; writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth and historian Dan Cruikshank on architect Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

04Martin Rowson on William Hogarth20140501

04Martin Rowson On William Hogarth2014050120150820 (R3)

In today's essay shedding light on key figures of the Georgian era, the writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson discusses the satiric genius of William Hogarth and his lasting influence on the development of the political cartoon.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

04Martin Rowson On William Hogarth20140501

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian period, Radio 3 presents an eclectic mix of essays over the course of the week - all of which shed light on key figures of the Georgian era.

In today's essay, the writer and cartoonist Martin Rowson discusses the satiric genius of William Hogarth and his lasting influence on the development of the political cartoon.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

05Dan Cruikshank on Robert Adam20140502

05Dan Cruikshank on Robert Adam2014050220150911 (R3)

In today's essay, historian Dan Cruikshank explores his passion for Georgian architecture through the work of the Scottish neoclassical architect and interior designer Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

05Dan Cruikshank on Robert Adam2014050220150911 (R3)

In today's essay, historian Dan Cruikshank explores his passion for Georgian architecture through the work of the Scottish neoclassical architect and interior designer Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.

05 LASTDan Cruikshank On Robert Adam20140502

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian period, Radio 3 presents an eclectic mix of essays over the course of the week - all of which shed light on key figures of the Georgian era.

In today's essay, historian Dan Cruikshank explores his passion for Georgian architecture through the work of the Scottish neoclassical architect and interior designer Robert Adam.

Producer: Mohini Patel.