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"professor emma" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"With the briefing on Monaco radio and it's time now to have the latest cultural news from our producer Laura Kramer. Hi Laura. Hello, Georgina. Do you have another poem about tulips for? I don't know how that happened. You know, I was in a very sing songy way, inspired by wicked perhaps. So I think you're probably familiar with the musical the Broadway musical wicked. It's actually the fourth largest running one in the history of Broadway, it's based on the book wicked the life and times of the wicked witch of the west, which of course is inspired by The Wizard of Oz. So that's going to be turned into a two part Hollywood film starring Cynthia erivo and Ariana Grande, and people are very excited for this movie. Now we're not going to see the first part until November next year. And the second part after that, but we got a little glimpse of it at Comic-Con, which was in Las Vegas, and what's really exciting is the director said, look, it's exciting to bring something from Broadway to the film because you can do things on a sound stage that you can't on an actual stage. And one of those things is they wanted to make Oz feel like a very real place and so what they did is they planted all these millions of flowers he says around 9 million flowers in order to get the last shots you know in Oz, isn't that incredible? Absolutely amazing. And have you seen any pictures of that? We've just seen a few photos of them on set and he released some official photos which were very dark and people worried how dark is this film going to be, but then we saw some behind the foot behind the scenes ones. And it looks like a pride parade has just exploded on the set. It looks incredible. So very excited for that. Let's talk about the Bard. He is a 400 years old this year. That's Shakespeare, of course. And his folios are on show today from today at the New York international antiquarian book fair. Well, I'm glad you said that because every time I tried to say it, I just tripped over it. Yeah, so these folios are very important. They are also available to buy at the Peter Harrington rare bookshop in London. That's if you have 7.5 U.S. dollars lying around $1 million, I should say not so important 5. So they will be on show at the New York international antiquarian book fair in New York for three days from today. Now I actually got to speak to both palm Harrington, who is the owner of Peter Harrington, and Adam Douglas, the head of cataloger there and he told me what makes these folios that they have so special. We showed this to professor Emma Smith, who's a Professor of Shakespearean studies at the University of Oxford. We asked her how many copies that she'd seen in the first folio and she's been touring the world. She said over a hundred and she was still excited by this copy that it was some really tremendous condition. Obviously it's a printed book, so you can't, it's not unique, but you want the best condition you can get. And that's what's here in this copy. I saw them, and the way he was handling them made me so nervous because he was just, I'm like, oh, I thought that's really expensive. Be careful with it. Nobody gloves? No white gloves. He said they don't do that. They just wash their hands and flip through it and school. You get to see little porridge marks on it, and these are books that I've been read, but they're obviously so important. And I asked him, you know, if Taylor Swift has the swifties and Rihanna has the navy. What does Shakespeare have? What are his stands? And they were stunned at the question. They looked at me like so they said, shakey's yeah, let's go with it. This is a shaky will love it. Bodies. Maybe the parties, that's a good one. What do you call lovers of queen then? Oh. Queens. Well, that knows. But Freddie, mercury, I love. I love Queen and I love Freddie Mercury. Now for the first time in 30 years, the contents of his London home will be revealed as they go on public display before being auctioned. So there are about 1500 items expected to fetch more than 6 and a half €1 million. Now they are being sold through his friend and one time fiance Mary Austin, who inherited this somewhat 20 million pound mansion in Kensington, after his death, which was all too young at 45 in 1991. So the items will go on show in London's kicking off in August through September, then they'll also be in New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, before being sold at 6 different auctions. So it's such an incredible a range of things that you can find. So there's the guitar on which he wrote crazy little thing called love. There are stage costumes, handwritten lyrics. There's a Tiffany and company silver mustache combo for those who are interested. And some of the proceeds will be from the sale will be going to the mercury Phoenix trust and the Elton John aids foundation. And I was reading an interview with Mary and she was saying that he absolutely loved auctions himself. So this seems like a fitting way to do it. And that he was a huge collector. I mean, he loved just rooting around and finding vintage stuff. So it's going to be fascinating. He did once say I want to be surrounded by splendid things. I want to lead the Victorian life surrounded by exquisite clutter. How wonderful. Thank you. This is the briefing on Monaco radio. Welcome to the
Expert Weighs in on Connection Between Climate Change and Recent Heatwaves
"Nature. Climate Change found that more than a third of the total deaths due to heat waves can be attributed to climate change. What should we expect in the coming years? I mean these events Likely to be more common. We know from the climate science that climate change is increasing the frequency, the intensity and the duration of heatwaves. We also have seen over the last few years. Very extreme heat waves. In Siberia last year where the temperatures in the Arctic I believe we're over 100 degrees. There was a heatwave in Japan that the Japanese meteorological authorities said couldn't have happened without climate change. Northern Scandinavia, Sweden A couple of years ago had a heatwave was 700 excess deaths. So we're seeing these around the world. And, yes, Communities need to develop heat action plans to be prepared for much hotter future. That was Professor Christi E. By she studies climate change in public health at the University of Washington. Professor Emma. Thanks so much for taking the time. Thank you very much.