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Articles by Will Richmond

What Don Quixote's tall tales can tell us about our own fantasies

12 November 2014

Cervantes's mad knight may be an extreme example, but we all invent fictions to make sense of our lives.

Auden, Bernstein and Scarlett's Age of Anxiety: Representing a war-torn world in dance

3 November 2014

The poem and symphony that inspired Liam Scarlett's new ballet depict the behaviours of four lonely people in a society teetering on the brink.

Kafka's daily grind: The Trial and the dehumanizing boredom of office life

9 October 2014

In his most famous stories this iconic author explored the relentless tedium of working life.

Don Juan and the Modern Mind: Adaptations on stage and screen


30 January 2014

The irresistible seducer through the ages, from Molina and Molière through to Johnny Depp and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The Wasp Factory: A political allegory?

2 October 2013

Read between the lines and Iain Banks’s cult novel can be read as a post-Orwellian critique of Thatcher.

Franz Kafka: Cryptic, confessional, aphoristic

28 February 2013

Ahead of Kafka Fragments and The Metamorphosis, a look at the iconic writer’s work and worldview.