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Articles tagged with "Literature"

National Poetry Day: The poems you'd love to turn into operas and ballets

8 October 2015

In celebration of this most lyrical form of literature, we asked you for your dream adaptations.

Ballet Essentials: Woolf Works

27 April 2015

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

Virginia Woolf – Voyage into Selfhood

26 March 2015

On the centenary of the publication of the author’s first novel, we look at its poignant intersection with Woolf’s own life.

Virginia Woolf, feminist icon

8 March 2015

On International Women’s Day we look at why the writer's work still speaks to so many of us.

Happy birthday Virginia Woolf!

25 January 2015

Ahead of Wayne McGregor's new ballet Woolf Works, we're looking for your reaction to the author's writing.

Stories without words: Narrative ballets and their many inspirations

20 November 2014

How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.

Watch: Alan Titchmarsh on The Wind in the Willows – ‘It’s like reading about home’

12 November 2014

The gardener and broadcaster discusses his love for Kenneth Grahame’s book and his role as Narrator in Will Tuckett’s production of The Wind in the Willows.

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.

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.

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