Nowadays, of course, we'd all want to know if Stella was "really" trans rather than drag; we, in our way, are just as keen to categorise anyone who strays outside of their allotted gender role as the Victorians were. Stella's mother told the gentlemen of the jury about how the school-age Ernest liked to dress up as the family chambermaid...
Artistic freedom in the digital environment and tackling new challenges in cultural policies will be among the topics for debate to mark World Press F...
This Doctor Faustus is absurdly showy, flamboyant, always daring itself on to do something even more outrageous. What a show to see if all you had on your agenda was popping down to see Kit Harington in his boxers.
If I have any strength as a writer it's putting down on paper the way women talk when there are no men around. Outraged at the treatment of women in rape trials, I wanted to address this issue.
Cuba's world of music and audiovisual production is beginning to open up with concert performances and documentary and feature film production growing, reinforcing the need for creative professionals to find new ways in promoting and strengthening their work.
Reaching out to youth and raising their awareness on UNESCO's 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions...
"In modern times, poets write parodies about love. They send themselves up. Love poetry has become a form of retaliating first." E.A. Markham, The ...
Not to lay it on with a trowel, but... when we talk of towers of strength; or sea changes; or pounds of flesh; or pomp and circumstance; or the dogs of war - or even the Queen's English, then it's Shakespeare!
I'm not alone. A new report by the British Council reveals that 34% of the UK can't stand the Bard. So why don't more of us say so? This silent suffering has become middle England's last taboo. The world might think we adore Shakespeare, our supposed national icon. But we don't: you can have him.
It seems remarkable that one man's legacy can still be having such a cultural impact on a nation 400 years after his death. But Shakespeare is no ordinary literary figure, with his work still being seen as a benchmark of the written word across the globe.
Perhaps it's because he was also responsible for so much of our literary history that we consider him mandatory for our offsprings' education, but surely no writer in the English language has ever written such beautifully obscene poems, plays and passages.
Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, is preparing to publish the first White Paper - a policy document that sets out the government's proposals for future legislation - on the arts since Jennie Lee's over 50 years ago. It's a hugely significant moment for organisations such as the Crafts Council.
A stupid question, you may think, but ask a group of well-known writers of both short stories and novels which is the more difficult form, as I did recently, and you get some interesting answers.
Where's Wally is a classic that's fun and tempting to play with. With Where's Warhol, we were lucky: the formula seemed made for him. Warhol's name begins with W, providing that essential alliteration in the title. Then there's Warhol's branded look of jeans, stripy jumper and dark glasses, which is uncannily similar to Wally's wardrobe.
I'll name you two things that are very pricey but integral to you not falling apart as a human being. One is therapy. The other is theatre... I can't help but feel like one is a bit like the other sometimes, and if you go to the Royal Court this month you can see two plays which are like an a very intense, cathartic, exhausting (but GOOD) workout for your soul.
Paul Wager describes himself as a proud Northerner without being a northern fanatic. Most of his sculptures are large constructions built of steel, a commodity once associated with his home town of Hartlepool.