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Review: Ben Whishaw and Kevin Harvey in Bakkhai by Euripides, by Anne Carson Bakkhai by Euripides, in a new version by Anne Carson

A witty version of the Greek tragedy confronts our desire to watch the unwatchable as it diverts our focus from binaries to transitioning, says Liz Schafer

Male silhouette facing wall of television screens The golden age of TV? It just might be 2015

In today’s multichannel landscape, says Fred Inglis, there are more bright, wondering eyes on the world than Babestations

The Lady's Trial, Love's Sacrifice and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Body and soul: the Globe’s John Ford Experiment

A rare staging of the dramatist’s work pushes to the fore seldom-seen plays that reveal the tensions at the heart of his oeuvre, says Lisa Hopkins

Review: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, directed by Julien Temple The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, directed by Julien Temple

Filming in what they believed were Wilko Johnson’s final days, the guitarist and the director offer up a celebratory vision of culture and life, writes Andrew Blake

Andrea Arnold's Red Road The female voyeur in film

Davina Quinlivan reflects on how female voyeurs in film contrast with ‘impotent’ peeping Toms by being portrayed as empowered and vengeful

Citizen Kane Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, directed by Chuck Workman

Having entered Hollywood a wunderkind, Orson Welles could never escape his own myth or his self-destructive tendencies, says Philip Kemp

Days of Judgement, Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill

An extraordinary juxtaposition of Gothic folly and fantastical sculpture has created a show to fire the imagination, says Matthew Reisz

Woman on crutches being escorted up staircase V&A does the hot shoe shuffle

While there is plenty to admire in the museum’s well-heeled spectacle, Shahidha Bari finds it strangely devoid of historical, social and cultural context

Film

Review: Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini

Gemma Bovery, directed by Anne Fontaine

Despite many attempts, Gustave Flaubert’s tale of adultery remains resistant to adaptation, says Philip Kemp

Television

Male silhouette facing wall of television screens

The golden age of TV? It just might be 2015

In today’s multichannel landscape, says Fred Inglis, there are more bright, wondering eyes on the world than Babestations

Exhibitions

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Days of Judgement, Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill

An extraordinary juxtaposition of Gothic folly and fantastical sculpture has created a show to fire the imagination, says Matthew Reisz

Woman on crutches being escorted up staircase V&A does the hot shoe shuffle

While there is plenty to admire in the museum’s well-heeled spectacle, Shahidha Bari finds it strangely devoid of historical, social and cultural context

Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray

An exhibition of Georgian satirical prints is a timely study of the medium’s enduring power, finds Alexander Massouras

Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint

An artist often portrayed as an orthodox portraitist is depicted as having an ‘unquenchable thirst’ for innovation and experiment, finds Shahidha Bari

Potential Architecture: Ambika P3, London

Bold new works exemplify the ethos of a university’s unique underground experimental exhibition space

The Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London

The pioneers who examined human sexual desire took personal risks to uncover the realities of sex, this exhibition shows. Fern Riddell writes

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 at Tate Modern, London

The German artist critiqued Western ideals with humour and a sharp eye for their subjective nature, says Eliane Glaser

Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy: cataclysmic, transformational, stupendous

Alex Danchev on the artist’s extraordinary and formidable work

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Dorothy M. Richardson portrait

Dorothy M. Richardson: the forgotten revolutionary

One hundred years after transforming the modern novel, Dorothy M. Richardson’s neglected works are being reclaimed, says Rebecca Bowler

Review: Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini

Gemma Bovery, directed by Anne Fontaine

Despite many attempts, Gustave Flaubert’s tale of adultery remains resistant to adaptation, says Philip Kemp

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