In September’s literature review, Zaman Keinath-Esmail explores the impact of Maria Dahvana Headley’s bold new translation of Beowulf.
Our first September Review comes from the Theatre section with Bethan Draycott reviewing the most recent run of the Oxford student play V-Card on at the Bread and Roses theatre Clapham.
For the September Film and Tv review, Jess Steadman offers you the new Netflix series, ‘Young Royals’. With its engaging story, delicate handling of issues and short six episode run it is the perfect end of summer watch!
For our August Review in Visual Arts, Zilun Lin explores the confrontational aspects of Ai Weiwei’s latest work, and explains how art can be an important weapon against injustice.
Our August literature recommendation is courtesy of Hetta Johnson, who explores the beautiful quiet simplicity of Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut novella Open Water.
It was the last to close and the first to open; for our August Theatre Review, Jess Steadman tells us exactly why Six – a feminist retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives – is the musical the world needed.
“A mesmerising balance between subtlety and revelation so that we are left with a tender yet bitingly funny account of modern life”
For this month’s review, Literature Editor Katharine Spurrier looks at the nuances of the modern world seen in Dolly Alderton’s ‘Ghosts’
Illustration: Ben Beechener
In this month’s review, Jess Steadman looks into the delicate exploration of motherhood, society, and identity in Maria Dahvana Headley’s ‘The Mere Wife’.
Joseph Beaden explores ‘The Locked Tomb’ series by Tamsyn Muir as his pick for the May Review.
For this month’s literary review, Sophie Benbelaid takes us back to Ancient Greece with Madeline Miller’s ‘The Song of Achilles’.