20 April 2015
At a time when writers of mainstream music seem to shy away from political comment, the Austrian composer is creating work that pushes boundaries.
10 April 2015
Representatives from five UK political parties – including Ed Vaizey and Harriet Harman – took part in the live streamed arts and heritage policy debate.
Live Stream: Discover what the political parties have to say about arts and heritage in the Culture Debate
7 April 2015
Pre-election debate on 8 April 2015 features Ed Vaizey, Harriet Harman and Baroness Bonham-Carter among other party representatives.
13 March 2015
The influential playwright wrote Mahagonny at a transitional time as he turned towards Marxism, and further developed his theories of epic theatre.
27 October 2014
The way stories of rulers are told – like that of the Greek king Idomeneus – has changed over the course of history, determined by how society views them.
2 October 2013
Read between the lines and Iain Banks’s cult novel can be read as a post-Orwellian critique of Thatcher.
3 May 2013
From the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition to a troubled English queen, three iconic examples.
21 November 2011
The author and playwright on her debut opera and its genesis through a very public controversy