Articles by Katherine Wootton

Gender-swapped death and debauchery in The Revenger’s Tragedy

Kat Wootton finds there is much to say about male and female-codified behaviour in this gleeful version of Middleton’s play

Katherine Wootton // 4 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

You are not who you do

Kat Wootton reviews The Sex Myth by Rachel Hills and explores the fascinating links between sex and identity

Katherine Wootton // 2 February 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Never asking for it

Kat Wootton hails Kate Harding’s new book as an important part of a struggle against rape culture

Katherine Wootton // 2 November 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

On sex and subjectivity

Katherine Wootton laughs out loud at A Third, a new comic play that exhibits one couple’s attempt to open up their relationship

Katherine Wootton // 14 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Electrifying quest

Kat Wootton praises Electricity for its original take on a classic quest narrative and clever stylistic solutions

Katherine Wootton // 10 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Richard III: a trans revelation

Katherine Wootton is blown away by new writing, Drag King Richard III, that explores trans experiences through Shakespearean dialogue and manages to get it just right

Katherine Wootton // 3 September 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Under half of a yellow sun

Katherine Wootton admires superb performances in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize winning novel but feels the film doesn't quite convey the story's emotional impact and nuances

Katherine Wootton // 9 April 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Past shirts and skin

My Education by Susan Choi addresses love and lust in the life of a graduate student. Katherine Wootton finds it gripping

Katherine Wootton // 10 August 2013

Categories: Books, Reviews

Some ado about Whedon’s Much Ado

A self-professed Shakespeare snob Katherine Wootton gives Joss Whedon all the kudos he deserves for his new screen adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

Katherine Wootton // 4 July 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

Towards perfection

Impressed with director Christine Beck's dedication to her first feature, Katherine Wootton praises the story of two women caught up in a quest for bodily perfection

Katherine Wootton // 23 February 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

Delhi delights in new Much Ado

The RSC sets Much Ado About Nothing in Delhi, with results that leave Katherine Wootton impressed

Katherine Wootton // 10 October 2012

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The Personal is Political

What You Really Really Want and Outdated: Why Dating Is Ruining Your Love Life are anti-self-help self-help guides. They challenge the clichéd, patronising and, often, offensive advice which is usually trotted out in this genre. Katherine Wootton reviews their alternative advice, discovering it is still possible to be a feminist while navigating the minefields of dating and sex

Katherine Wootton // 4 October 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

In Other Worlds

Katherine Wootton reviews Margaret Atwood's new work of non-fiction which explores the importance and vast potential of science fiction - a much ridiculed and underestimated genre - in the literary canon, and delves into the significance it holds for Atwood as both a reader and writer

Katherine Wootton // 27 October 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews


Katherine Wootton examines how Elizabeth Gaskell's daring novel Ruth, a new edition of which is published this month, challenges our prejudices and suggests how it is still relevent today

Katherine Wootton // 19 May 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

His & Hers

Interviews with 70 women tell the life story of white, Irish, heterosexual women, through their relationships with men. Katherine Wootton has more

Katherine Wootton // 3 March 2011

Categories: Films

Rose: Love in Violent Times

Inga Muscio's latest book blends anecdotes, history and theory to examine where violence originates from and how to find space for love in a vicious world. The result is in turns naïve, stirring and provocative, says Katherine Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 13 February 2011

Categories: Books

How to Become a Scandal: Adventures in Bad Behavior

Laura Kipnis' "theory of scandal" starts an interesting conversation, says Katherine Wootton, but ignores the impact on victims to concentrate on gossip and society's response

Katherine Wootton // 11 January 2011

Categories: Books

Our Tragic Universe

Scarlett Thomas' latest novel delves into the nature of narrative, says Katherine Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 24 July 2010

Categories: Books


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