Category Archive: Entertainments

Dissecting the female body: VPFA 2013

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‘No man should marry until he has studied anatomy, and dissected at least one woman.’ (Honore de Balzac, 1826) Citing Balzac in the keynote speech which opened last week’s VPFA annual conference (on… Continue reading

Regency Re-Creations

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In keeping with our┬áSense and Sensibility┬átheme… If you haven’t already seen it, tonight (’til 4am) is your last chance to watch this latest Regency-themed offering from the BBC: ‘Regency Life: 3 Lives in… Continue reading

What Maisie Knew

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Upcoming alert! A modernised adaptation of Henry James’ 1897 What Maisie Knew, starring Onata Aprile as Maisie, Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as her horrible parents and the extreeeeemely beautiful Alexander Skarsgard as… Continue reading

Crimson Horrified

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Well, as promised we watched Dr Who at the weekend and it was a goodie! Bright red corpses,1 prehistoric leeches, and the Doctor in a kind of Victorian onesie. I even enjoyed the… Continue reading

“We are going… TO THE NORTH”: Doctor Who goes industrial

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As avid Whoficionados we are already very excited about tomorrow’s episode, The Crimson Horror, which takes the Doctor and Clara (who is a kind of Victorian, remember) up to the industrial North. Along… Continue reading