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Benedict Cumberbatch

Hay Festival letters

2 Jun, 2014
benedictcumberbatchAt the Hay Literary Festival 2014, Cumberbatch performs several dramatic readings of various notable correspondences – including a letter written to a suicidal fan by Iggy Pop, a note from Richard Avedon to his father and interactions between Bessie Moore and British serviceman, Chris Barker.
However, the finale of the evening comes when the actor performs a reading of a letter written by author Kurt Vonnegut┬áto a teacher that had ordered 32 of the school’s Vonnegut books burned due to their “obscene language” and subject matters.