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Articles tagged with "politics"

Watch: Carlos Acosta on Cubanía and his future plans — 'I want to transition to contemporary dance while I'm at the top'

23 July 2015

The Havana-born Principal Guest Artist talks to Jon Snow about his Latin-flavoured mixed programme, his childhood and the recent political changes in Cuba.

More than Technique: The hyper-relevant music of Georg Friedrich Haas

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.

Watch: Pre-election Culture Debate on arts and heritage policy

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.

Brecht’s Mahagonny: A Janus-faced work

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.

Idomeneo: Brave war hero or brutal tyrant?

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.

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.

Political operas #1: Don Carlo, Simon Boccanegra and Gloriana


3 May 2013

From the terrors of the Spanish Inquisition to a troubled English queen, three iconic examples.

Bonnie Greer on Yes: Re-evaluating ideas of history

21 November 2011

The author and playwright on her debut opera and its genesis through a very public controversy