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Featured Articles

Shakespeare Globe Player Goes Live

In November 2014 Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre launched its new video on-demand platform. Emma Draper provides an overview of the service that now offers more than 50 titles to view.

Sisterhood and After: The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project

This project aims to provide a permanent archive of the pioneering work undertaken by feminists from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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Recent Reviews

  • La signora di tutti

    La signora di tutti [Everybody’s Lady] 2010. UK. DVD. 86 minutes. Eureka Entertainment.£19.99 About the reviewer: Danielle Hipkins is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Exeter. She has published on postwar Italian women’s writing, cinema and gender, and is currently working on Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Postwar Italian Cinema, 1942-1965 […]

  • The Lost World of Friese-Greene

    We look back at one of the pioneers of British cinema.

  • The Encyclopedia of British Film (1st edition)

    We look back at the first edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film edited by Brian McFarlane

  • The Lure of the Big Screen

    Dr Jonathan Rayner looks at a new book on rural cinemas in Australia and the UK.

  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    Dr Simon Goodwin enthuses about this new 13-part series now available in High Def.

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