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Articles tagged with "Literature"

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.

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.

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