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Review: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at the Norwich Theatre Royal

Before watching Matthew Bourne's production of Swan Lake, my friend who was with me in the audience told me that her grandmother greatly disapproved...

Sexism and the male gaze

The male gaze, a theory introduced Laura Mulvey in her essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, is the idea that women in the media...

The imperialistic accessory: costuming in modern period dramas

The Bollywood industry, which consists of big screen Indian movies in Hindi, only came into existence in the 1930s, when colonialism still had a...
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Review: Ballet Black at Norwich Theatre Royal

The first thing that jumps out at you when watching a Ballet Black performance is how there is not a single white dancer on...

Venue reviews: Nightclubbing at Norwich Playhouse

Nightclubbing was an emotional performance full of funky futuristic beats, heart-wrenching spoken word poems and astonishing visuals. All 45 minutes of the piece were...
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Is Crazy, Rich Asians the minority film we need?

Crazy Rich Asians was marketed as a win for diversity. It was a huge step forward for Asian representation on screen, as one of...