The problems in creating a Great Britain are encapsulated in designs for a common flag.
The Flag That Failed
A Time of Change, a Change of Time
A striking clock reveals the changing relationship Shakespeare's audiences had to time.
Plague and the Playhouse
Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
London Becomes Rome
Neil MacGregor surveys the triumphal arches created for James I's entry into London.
The Theatres of Cruelty
A human eyeball in a silver setting gives a striking insight into the theatre of cruelty.
Shakespeare Goes Global
How a folio of collected plays in 1623 began the creation of a global phenomenon.
Sidney Lumet and the Crisis of Liberalism
Michael Goldfarb remembers the mise-en-scène films from the 1960s and 1970s.
Desi, Disabled and Dating
Mobeen Azhar explores a guide to desi disabled dating.
Imran Qureshi: Beauty and Carnage
The Pakistani artist meets his friend, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, in Paris
Sarah Brett with late night discussion on the issues and stories that matter to you.
Imran Qureshi: Beauty and carnage