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Articles tagged with "Literature"

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.

10 operas adapted from books: From page to stage


23 April 2014

Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.

Listen: Hilary Mantel on Faustian pacts, and what would tempt her

9 April 2014

The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.

World Book Day 2014: What books would you love to turn into an opera or ballet?

6 March 2014

From Animal Farm and Naked Lunch to Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte's Web, a few of your suggestions.

Free Pop Up book festival in Thurrock aims to inspire the next generation of writers

27 February 2014

Children’s literature festival to feature monster puppets, medieval game shows and an enchanted city.

Ted Hughes: Adaptations for the stage and screen

6 November 2013

Before curtain up on How the Whale Became, a look at the writer's legacy across other art forms.

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.

Your dream operas based on poems

17 May 2013

To celebrate The Royal Opera's new production of La donna del lago, we asked for your fantasy works.

Audrey Niffenegger on Raven Girl and swapping the page for the stage

11 May 2013

Bestselling author talks about her experiences of dance and the inspiration behind her latest work.

Watch: La donna del lago trailer

21 April 2013

John Fulljames’s new production of Rossini’s turbulent love story opens in May.

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