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Books and Arts - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Arts, Literature, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Complete episode: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.

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MTC's Skylight, art historian Bernard Smith and A Perfect Specimen

June 27th, 2016

Episode 539 of 664 episodes

David Hare’s 1995 play Skylight, which is on now at the Melbourne Theatre Company, tells the story of two estranged lovers who are drawn to each other again, despite their opposing political outlooks; Sheridan Palmer discusses her biography of Bernard Smith, one of Australia's first true art historian; and the true story of a travelling 'freak show' and its star attraction.

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