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Radio Drama - A Room of One's Own

Don’t miss Linda Marshall Griffiths’ evocative adaptation of Virginia Woolf's seminal work, starring Indira Varma and directed by Nadia Molinari.
It’s 1928. A woman stands by a river pondering the opening sentence of an essay on female creativity. As she walks across the grass she is told to keep to the path – only male scholars are allowed on the hallowed turf. She is then barred entry to the college library where ladies have to be accompanied by a fellow or possess a letter of introduction.
Undeterred, the woman makes her way to lunch - “at least in the college dining room I am allowed” - and describes the extravagant meal in detail. In contrast the meagre fare in the women’s college disappoints: plain gravy soup, overcooked greens finished off by prunes and custard! Worse, they’re served water rather than wine. She decamps to her friend Mary Seaton’s room to drink whiskey and bemoan the disparity in funding for women’s education.
This is the central thrust of Woolf’s essay. How c…