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Hwyl and Hiraeth: Richard Burton and Wales

PROFESSOR CHRIS WILLIAMS

Dydd Gwener 29 Tachwedd, 2013

Richard Burton (born Richard Jenkins, Pontrhydyfen, Glamorgan, 1925; died Celigny, Switzerland, 1984) is one of the most famous Welshmen of the twentieth century, whose global renown (or notoreity, depending on your point of view) is perhaps only exceeded by that of the equally colourful Dylan Thomas. Following on the...

On-Screen Embodiment of the Welsh Mam

Gwenno Ffrancon

Dydd Iau 2 Mehefin, 2011

1Deirdre Beddoe, doyenne of women’s history in Wales, argued during the 1980s that Welsh women have been, and continue to be, culturally invisible.2 Over the years, Wales has, in general, projected a masculine image to the world via its patriarchal interpretation of history, literature, drama and films. However, as...