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Articles tagged with "Literature"

'Full of imagination and pain and beauty': Exploring human relationships through dance in Woolf Works

9 February 2017

Wayne McGregor, Max Richter and Alessandra Ferri reveal the literary and human inspirations behind Woolf Works.

Woolf Works to be relayed live to cinemas on 8 February 2017

3 February 2017

Wayne McGregor’s stunning ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, will be live on silver screens around the world.

Ballet Essentials: Woolf Works

12 November 2016

Our quick guide to Wayne McGregor's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet, inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

How do you begin to make sense of The Nose?

1 November 2016

Audiences and academics have long tried to understand the Gogol tale that inspired Shostakovich's opera – is it satire taken to extremes, or is it something else entirely?

An undying musical influence: Goethe, the individual and a message of hope

28 June 2016

Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?

Listen: Actor Michael Sheen reads the warrior’s boast from In Parenthesis

3 June 2016

David Jones’ epic war poem comes to the Royal Opera House stage in an operatic adaption from Welsh National Opera

Nominations announced for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2016

5 May 2016

Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works and Kasper Holten's production of Król Roger received nods alongside the best of British arts and culture.

Science experiments and personal tragedy: bringing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to life

26 April 2016

Investigating the true stories and scientific discoveries behind Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece

What is it about fairytales that continues to fascinate composers and audiences?

30 December 2015

The centuries-old form continues to inspire, even into the 21st century through works such as The Firework-Maker’s Daughter.

‘There is a place for magic in the world’: Philip Pullman and The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

8 December 2015

The award-winning author talks about his Eastern-inspired fairytale and the importance of introducing the arts to children.

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