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The Hallucinatory Realism of Pier Paolo Pasolini's film The Gospel According to St Matthew
The hallucinatory realism of Pasolini's film creates a deceptive effect of immediacy, of witnessing actual events as they unfold. Pier Paolo Pasolini, portrait by Italian artist Graziano Origa, pen & pink, 1976 Neo-Realist poet, writer and film director Pie...
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The Four Waves of Feminism
Cover of  Life  magazine v. 61, no. 1582 (1913 February 20) shows a Susan B. Anthony-like figure in classical dress thrusting an umbrella at a man in a toga. Another woman holds sign reading 'We want our rights' (cover art by Rea Irvin). Here are the four w...
The Four Waves of Feminism
The Four Waves of Feminism
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The Influence of Charles Darwin's Ideas on The Moscow Art Theatre
Stanislavski as Trigorin, and Maria Roksanova, in the Moscow Art Theatre  production of  T he Seagull (source:  Sherer, Nabholz and Co). Konstantin Stanislavski and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko founded the Moscow Art Theatre (MAT) with its focus on natural...
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Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel) by Paul Gauguin
Gauguin's lifelong desire was to present both the exposable and the hidden in women's bodies and minds. (Location: Scottish National Gallery) By organising its recent exhibition of the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) by theme rathe...
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The Strange Case of Oscar Pistorius
London Olympics 2012 (photo by Will Clayton) We called him Bladerunner, but we more had a fantasy of him as one of the replicants that the bladerunners hunted down: those doomed, beautiful creations that are more intensely human for being incomplete, crafte...
The Strange Case of Oscar Pistorius
The Strange Case of Oscar Pistorius
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Restoration Women take to the Stage
King Charles II bans boys from playing female parts Portrait of Margaret Hughes (c.1670) by Sir Peter Lely The white male’s total domination of public theatre did not begin to come under threat in England until the mid-seventeenth century, when the once-exc...
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Gabriel Kuri's Exhibition: Before Contingency after the Fact
Gabriel Kuri's exhibition at the South London Gallery achieves its effect through colliding formal beauty with an over-burdened, anarchic content. Before Contingency After the Fact  is Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri's first solo work in a London public gallery...
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The Anarchic Possibilities of Paula Vogel's Desdemona
Вера Фёдоровна Комиссаржевская в роли Дездемоны ( Vera Komissarzhevskaya  as Desdemona), before 1910 In  Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture , Robert Allen  suggests that in the cultural realm it can be more useful to think of power relation...
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Bound by Jesse Briton
The haunting sea shanties sung by the men appear to force them to see their conflicted lives in romantic terms, and so act with insane recklessness. Härkeberga kyrka Church, Diocese of Uppsala, Enköping, Sweden. Medieval painting of Jonah and the Whale  by ...
Bound by Jesse Briton
Bound by Jesse Briton
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Adorno and Horkheimer on the Enlightenment
Eine Mutter über dem Kinderwagen ihrer Zwillinge im Tode erstarrt, Dresden (photo by Richard Peter) Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer wrote their seminal  Dialectic of Enlightenment  as the world around them was ravaged by World War II. Even before the war,...
Adorno and Horkheimer on the Enlightenment
Adorno and Horkheimer on the Enlightenment
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