The Shade Catcher


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By Michelene Wandor.

Fiona Shaw travels with dramatist Wandor on a journey into the world of the poet Charlotte Mew.

Mew was a tragic figure who never married, possibly due to fears of hereditary insanity, and in 1928 she killed herself.

But her poetry was admired by writers such as Thomas Hardy and her strange imagination is revealed in excerpts from her play `The China Bowl'.

With Fiona Shaw and Anna Massey