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Articles tagged with "Literature"

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.

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.

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