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Articles tagged with "politics"

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