How 90’s Cinema Revolted Against ‘High Culture’ Shakespeare, by Lucy Agate

In Shakespeare’s day, theatre was intended for all realms of society; the upper and lower classes experienced the same masterpiece, albeit through financially segregated seating zones. Strangely, with the birth of cinema and the inevitable birth of Shakespearean cinematic depictions, this intentional accessibility vanished – Shakespeare became a product of high culture, intended for a demographic of well-cultured thespians and critics. Perhaps due to presumptions about the capability of the uneducated population to understand Elizabethan theatre, individuals outside of these parameters were no longer expected to enjoy Shakespeare.

However, 90s cinema sought to challenge this.

How has public memory of the Second Sino-Japanese War influenced Chinese culture and international relations? By Isaac Feaver

Chinese public memory concerning the Second Sino-Japanese War has been perhaps one of the most controversial topics of recent history and present-day international relations. Nevertheless, Chinese public memory regarding the Second Sino-Japanese War remains a worthy topic of discussion, as 1949 gave the world two case studies of Chinese culture, one in mainland China and the other in Taiwan.