The former is oddly depoliticised, while the latter wants to make political points, but never quite lands them.
Unavoidably, some of the subtleties of the original text are lost – but the shift brings positives too.
My three rules for criticism: Is it true? Does it need to be said? And would I say it to their face?
How watching the Rocky Horror shadowcast made me rethink a dramatization of Norman Mailer’s The Town Hall Affair.
You can try to hate her, to resist her winding melodies, but, at a show this good, it’s impossible. The music itself is her best revenge.
It’s an astonishing play; if only the production weren’t turned up to 11 throughout.
A surprise album might be a trick we’ve seen from Beyoncé before (twice), but it’s no less thrilling this time around.
The Beatles had little interest in the making of Yellow Submarine. But, the animation in which they barely appear says far more about them than they could have predicted.
The hardest part of attending an accidentally private gig, I learned, was knowing the applause etiquette and what to do with your face while being sung to.
Many festivals still have no policies or procedures in place to tackle the alarming numbers of people being harassed and assaulted at their events.