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Articles tagged with "tradition"

Girls being boys being girls: a short history of opera’s trouser roles

11 January 2017

Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.

Debate: Are tutus old-fashioned or a vital part of ballet's heritage and identity?

7 April 2015

The definitive piece of ballet costume has been around for nearly 200 years, but is it still relevant in the 21st century?

War and cucumber sandwiches: Iconic stage and screen tea parties

16 May 2013

To celebrate the staging of The Importance of Being Earnest, three examples of this very English institution as a battleground.