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