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Jade Anouka as Hotspur and company rehearsing for Henry IV. Jade Anouka as Hotspur and company rehearsing for Henry IV. Helen Maybanks

Stage

Gender limits in theatre remain, but Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Henry IV is on the march

Shakespeare’s King Henry IV recently opened at the Donmar. And it has a twist. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Harriet Walter as the king, the production follows Lloyd’s acclaimed Julius Caesar…
The literary laurels are no longer so lasting. The literary laurels are no longer so lasting. Miguel Garcia Saavedra/Shutterstock

Books

The Nobel limelight: literary fame wasn’t always so fleeting

The soon-to-be-announced Nobel Prize in literature is sure to generate a flurry of fame for an author. But how long will this last?

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