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Featured Articles

From the Midlands to Mongolia

NationalRural was established in 2004 as a Knowledge Exchange – a service provided by universities and colleges for rural businesses and organisations. The project was set up with funding from HEFCE as one of 22 Centres for Knowledge Exchange activity in the country.

Restoring ‘The Battle of the Somme’

Filmed warfare was a new phenomenon at the time of the First World War and it was months before the British authorities allowed cameramen up to the front line. David Walsh of the Imperial War Museum discusses the restoration of THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME (1916).

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Recent Reviews

  • Macbeth

    Ann Aungle reviews the video presentation of Liliana Cavani’s 2006 staging Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

  • Frank Borzage volumes 1 & 2

    Dr Stacey Abbott reviews two DVD sets devoted to the artistry of director Frank Borzage.

  • Sylvia

    Dr Claire Brock and Dr Ben Dew review a production Delibes’ ballet starring Darcey Bussell.

  • Oh! What A Lovely War

    Michael Paris reviews Richard Attenborough’s film of the celebrated anti-war stage musica.

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Popular Culture

    Professor Tony Howard reviews a guide that aims to extend our understanding of the ‘popular’ historically.

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