Omnibus | A Night’s Darkness, a Day’s Sail: Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
Based on Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Including footage of Talland House, the Stephen family’s summer home, and Godrevy Lighthouse. It also includes interviews with Leonard Woolf (from 1967), Angelica Garnett, Quentin Bell, George Rylands, Elizabeth Bowen, Duncan Grant, Benedict Nicolson, Lord David Cecil, Dame Janet Vaughn, Raymond Mortimer, and Louie Mayer (the Woolfs’ cook at Monk’s House). They talk about Woolf’s character traits, as well as her genius, her writing habits and her love of London.Tweet
Vivienne Parry takes her diagnoses of literary heroines into the 20th century and the age of Freud, the Great War and the explosion of the 'sciences of the mind'. Novels on the couch include Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night and Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway....interestingly with both novels there's a tendency to base the heroines on real people.
The Secret Life of Books | Mrs Dalloway
Uncovering the stories behind the creation of six classic British books. Alexandra Harris shows how Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway re-imagined what a novel might be.