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Sympathising with the marginalised, Lorca wrote spirited plays featuring aspirational but oppressed women who sought freedom, pleasure and solace under the cover of night. Here, in the first essay of her mini series, Toni Roberts explores Lorca’s rural trilogy, reflecting on his heroines’ relationship to the night – and day.
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The National Theatre’s latest adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel, Small Island, offers a powerful and poignant exploration of identity, home and belonging.
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A dinner party brings together five iconic female figures from history and myth in Caryl Churchill’s famous play, Top Girls. Our arts contributor, Jo Hemmings, reviews the National Theatre’s latest revival of Churchill’s feminist classic.
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The National Theatre’s revival of Sondheim’s Follies is a shining example of what musical theatre at its very best can offer, writes our arts contributor Jo Hemmings.
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