|The Hand Of Ethelberta||20210307||During 2021 on Radio 4, Hardy’s Women takes a fresh look at the novels of Thomas Hardy, through the eyes of some of his female protagonists|
The Hand of Ethelberta
Adapted By Katherine Jakeways.
All of London Society is in pursuit of Ethelberta's hand, but the infamous poet is not exactly the lady they think she is. Her claim to distinction is one of brains rather than blood. Her sister is her maid, her brother her butler, and she has just a year left before the whole family are left homeless and penniless. She must find a rich husband before the truth gets out. As her many ridiculous suitors pursue her half way across France, a farce is inevitable.
Ethelberta - Rebecca Humphries
Harp - Alis Huws
Directed by John Norton
All of London wants to marry the infamous poet, but she's not the lady they think she is.
Bold new dramatisations of Thomas Hardy novels through the eyes of his female protagonists