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A new series of short online dramas take inspiration from the novel A Rage in Harlem. Laura Barnett meets the writers – including hip-hop star Akala and playwright Bola Agbaje – bringing black Britain to life
A man paces up and down his prison cell, recalling the act of revenge that put him there. In a Middlesbrough shopping centre, two brothers fence goods to buy medicine for their ailing mother.
These are some of the stories told by 10by10, a remarkable new project combining theatre and film. Commissioned and directed by Dawn Walton, whose Sheffield-based Eclipse Theatre is one of the UK's foremost black-led theatre companies, the project consists of 10 short films written by and starring some of Britain's brightest young playwrights and actors.
The stolen stuff being sold in Middlesbrough is perfume, which gives its name to the film by Ishy Din; Din grew up there and worked as a taxi »
- Laura Barnett
Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon and Samuel L. Jackson will be available to read you a bedtime story tonight. Hathaway, Winslet, Jackson and Sarandon are featured in the first string of releases in a new line of audio books from Audible.com, which brings celebrities and literary classics together for people who, for whatever reason, prefer others to do their reading for them. In the initial installments -- available Thursday -- Hathaway tackles L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," while Jackson gives voice to Chester Himes' "A Rage in Harlem." »
- Tim Kenneally
The trio have signed up to give voice to Audible.com's A-List Collection - a selection of literary classics narrated by Hollywood stars.
The first four books, which will be available online from Thursday, will be A Rage in Harlem (read by Samuel L. Jackson), The Wizard of Oz (Hathaway), Therese Raquin (Winslet) and The Member of the Wedding (Sarandon).
The celebrities reportedly chose their own projects.
Audible.com has introduced the A-List Collection, a new line of audio books narrated by Hollywood stars. The first four books will be available March 8, with another ten planned for later in 2012. The initial batch includes Samuel L. Jackson performing Chester Himes’ A Rage in Harlem, Anne Hathaway doing the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Kate Winslet’s rendition of Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin and Susan Sarandon performing The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. The actors helped chose their own projects. Jackson said he chose the story of a man who falls in love with a
- Andy Lewis
4 items from 2012
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