Is Tess of the D'Urbevilles
more real than Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Born of a French banking family, he settled here in his teens, and became a respected composer, writing a steady stream of works which were well received, including an opera on Tess of the D'Urbevilles
. His Violin Concerto of 1902 has been recorded by Philippe Graffin, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under David Lloyd-Jones.
1 Wonder Woman; 2 Ibiza; 3 Demi Moore; 4 Macbeth; 5 D-Ream; 6 Boadicea (accept Boudicca); 7 Harvey Keitel; 8 Mineral; 9 Germany; 10 Howitzer; 11 Danielle Steel; 12 Galahad; 13 Samuel Beckett; 14 Larch; 15 San Francisco; 16 Benjamin Disraeli; 17 Tess of the d'Urbevilles
; 18 Ashcroft; 19 Mike Tyson; 20 John Wayne.
Last year she turned up in Tess of the d'Urbevilles
and Affinity and this year she's landed a role in major TV drama Sleep With Me, adapted by Cardiff-born scriptwriter Andrew Davies.
But Corden is busy with film projects at the moment and Ruth Jones is appearing in a BBC adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbevilles
Just as I never read my father's favourites, Time Machine, Tess of the d'Urbevilles
and Greek mythology.
It created another, invisible, character to stand beside the ones whose lives we read about - for Hardy's Wessex, Bennett's Staffordshire and the Bronts' Yorkshire are surely just as much characters in their own right as Tess of the D'Urbevilles
or Anna of the Five Towns or Jane Eyre.
It was at Max Gate (where Hardy planted the 2,000 small trees whose mature growth led him to muse in melancholy: -- 'I set every tree in my June time/And now they obscure the sky') that Hardy's masterpieces Tess of the d'Urbevilles
and Jude of Obscure were written.
the Bollywood version of Tess of the D'Urbevilles
, shooting has just finished on a new adaptation of one of our favourite books, this time with Slumdog Millionaire actress Frieda Pinto, pictured.
Tess of the d'Urbevilles
, BSSD Theatre Company, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham (to Saturday).
His career has included a fair number of costume dramas, including David Copperfield and Tess of the d'Urbevilles
to add to his latest outings.