Edgar Allan Poe

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Honkaku: a century of the Japanese whodunnits keeping readers guessing
These fiendishly clever mystery novels have spawned pop culture icons, anime and a museum. And, best of all, honkaku plays fair – you have the clues to solve the crime

Caroline Crampton

27, Apr, 2021 @10:01 AM

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How we made: Jane Asher and Roger Corman on The Masque of the Red Death
‘I hated the bath scene. They stuck awful little modesty circles on my nipples and they kept floating off’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

08, Feb, 2021 @3:29 PM

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The Masque of the Red Death review – horribly apt Poe adaptation
Roger Corman’s 1964 cult classic about a medieval pestilence closing in on a decadent count played by Vincent Price has uncomfortable resonance

Peter Bradshaw

21, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Steven Berkoff's Tell Tale Heart review – voraciously hammy gothic
There are fine grisly moments and a creepy score, but Berkoff’s lurid performance stymies the horror of Poe’s murder tale

Cath Clarke

11, Jun, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Margaret Atwood to showcase gothic puppet show for Mary Beard
Author will present her unique take on an Edgar Allan Poe tale on Beard’s BBC Two arts show

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

15, Apr, 2020 @6:41 PM

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Top 10 houseguests in fiction | Jessica Francis Kane
Visits are great engines for storytelling – and from Jane Austen to Ali Smith, here are some of the best

Jessica Francis Kane

12, Jun, 2019 @9:48 AM

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The Tell-Tale Heart review – Poe story becomes brilliantly creepy stage shocker
Anthony Neilson’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story has a sexual frisson, schlocky gore and a shape-shifting set

Arifa Akbar

13, Dec, 2018 @5:01 PM

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Clear White Light review – Edgar Allan Poe meets the NHS
A fantastical reworking of The Fall of the House of Usher set in a Tyneside psychiatric ward hits all the right notes

Clare Brennan

28, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Clear White Light review – a gem of psychiatric gothic-horror folk-rock
The Fall of the House of Usher is restaged in a Tyneside mental hospital in a poignant and politically charged musical

Mark Fisher

26, Oct, 2018 @4:35 PM

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A Midnight Visit review – Australia's take on Sleep No More is more theme park than theatre
Sydney’s new Edgar Allen Poe-themed warehouse is a large-scale immersive experience that borrows heavily from its influences

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

06, Oct, 2018 @11:26 PM

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Michael Chabon: ‘Parent properly and you’re doing yourself out of a job’
The Pulitzer prize-winner on combining writing with raising kids, his freakozoid tendencies and the authors he returns to

Alex Preston

12, May, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Game on for Ian Dallas, a man who tells a good tale | Rebecca Nicholson
The creator of Bafta award winner Edith Finch is pushing the boundaries of storytelling

Rebecca Nicholson

15, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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