Culture

Dorothy M. Richardson portrait

One hundred years after transforming the modern novel, Dorothy M. Richardson’s neglected works are being reclaimed, says Rebecca Bowler

Review: Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini

Despite many attempts, Gustave Flaubert’s tale of adultery remains resistant to adaptation, says Philip Kemp

Chris Spyrides and Trudy Weiss in Crossing Jerusalem, Park Theatre, London

A Jewish writer fills a vacuum with a play about Israel that refuses to take a simple view as it foregrounds an erotic older woman. Matthew Reisz writes

Review: Ben Whishaw and Kevin Harvey in Bakkhai by Euripides, by Anne Carson

A witty version of the Greek tragedy confronts our desire to watch the unwatchable as it diverts our focus from binaries to transitioning, says Liz Schafer

Male silhouette facing wall of television screens

In today’s multichannel landscape, says Fred Inglis, there are more bright, wondering eyes on the world than Babestations

The Lady's Trial, Love's Sacrifice and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

A rare staging of the dramatist’s work pushes to the fore seldom-seen plays that reveal the tensions at the heart of his oeuvre, says Lisa Hopkins

Review: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, directed by Julien Temple

Filming in what they believed were Wilko Johnson’s final days, the guitarist and the director offer up a celebratory vision of culture and life, writes Andrew Blake

Andrea Arnold's Red Road

Davina Quinlivan reflects on how female voyeurs in film contrast with ‘impotent’ peeping Toms by being portrayed as empowered and vengeful

Citizen Kane

Having entered Hollywood a wunderkind, Orson Welles could never escape his own myth or his self-destructive tendencies, says Philip Kemp

Days of Judgement, Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill

An extraordinary juxtaposition of Gothic folly and fantastical sculpture has created a show to fire the imagination, says Matthew Reisz

Woman on crutches being escorted up staircase

While there is plenty to admire in the museum’s well-heeled spectacle, Shahidha Bari finds it strangely devoid of historical, social and cultural context

Children playing in the street, Sheffield, 1966

Alan Rice on writers and artists who are inspired by reimagining, re-enacting and creating anew the identities and histories of the UK’s African diaspora

Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep, 1946

Why does the academy treat the genre so disrespectfully? Richard Bradford investigates

Film review: Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Murderous deeds in Islam’s name cannot exterminate love and courage in this moving Mali-set drama inspired by real events, writes Duncan Wu

Twenty-five years after its publication, Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae is still an energising ‘cultural bible’

His daughter’s documentary shows why Samuel Fuller’s brash movies made him a ‘poet of the American idiom’ and a cult hero in France

The vibrant residential library founded on the bequest of the former prime minister can be both productive and restorative, finds Emma Rees

A staging of the 1647 Putney Debates poses inconvenient questions about political means and ends, says Liz Schafer

Films about female kinship and community are rare, precious exceptions to cinema’s enduring focus on groups of men, says Davina Quinlivan

Anthony Trollope’s style is characterised by equivocation. How could Simon Grennan replicate this visually in a graphic novel adaptation?