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February 1, 2014

Marginal (Dis)Utility: The Social Deaths of Unicorns

Marginal (Dis)Utility: The Social Deaths of Unicorns

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BY JADE JACKMAN When someone says ‘unicorn’, I immediately think of my little pony and candy canes. Or, even worse still, of swooshing tails, glitter and gender stereotypes. in his series, ‘Urban Legends’. In his series, ‘Urban Legends’. Jean-Yves Lemoigne presents a new side to the history of these fictitious creatures. Rather than drawing upon femininity, Lemoigne highlights another element of ‘the unicorn’ in his works. Instead, he focuses on…

Passion, talent and determination – Pave your way into fashion

Passion, talent and determination – Pave your way into fashion

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BY SHESHAYA SURTANI My love for la mode began as a child, as I recall numerous pastimes playing “dress up” with friends. Wearing glam outfits and oversized stilettos; my entourage and I would strut down an imaginary ramp picturing flashy lights and wind machines, striking endless poses for the make-believe cameras. As my teenage years progressed, my heart was set on fashion as I looked to take the world of…

Corriolanus – Review

Corriolanus – Review

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BY EMMA FORTH Booking tickets to see Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse was almost as stressful as last minute exam revision. Within 28 minutes of the box office opening the entire run had sold out in a frenzied fight over limited seats. Somewhere in amongst frantic refreshing I managed to secure what felt like a golden ticket, and had I not been on the ball I certainly wouldn’t have been…

HENRY V – Review

HENRY V – Review

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BY CHARLOTTE JUCKES Starring Hollywood A-Lister Jude Law as the king himself, Henry V is a spectacular finale toaward-winning British director Michael Grandage’s 15 month season at the Noel Coward theatre. Throughout the star-studded season 100,000 tickets have been made available for just £10, attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers, and giving students the chance to see actors such as Judi Dench and Daniel Radcliffe at a price…

A Beckett Trilogy

A Beckett Trilogy

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BY JEFF MO Three plays, one woman, one hour – so went the triple bill of Samuel Beckett’s later plays Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby, performed by Irishwoman Lisa Dwan first at the Royal Court Theatre before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. Challenging works for the performer and the audience both, all three pieces are darkly tragic in nature, featuring troubled female protagonists whose lives seem to…