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The Turmoil of Thatcher’s London

Nov 14, 2016 9:50:24 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in BLO, #GreekBLO, Thatcherism

Greek, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1988 operatic setting of the Oedipus story, is set in the gritty, seething political turmoil of 1980s London: the era of Thatcherism, of extreme political and social changes, and of artistic and cultural revolt. The prosperity and triumph of capitalism that marked Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister from 1979-1990 were not without cost or controversy—especially in the arts.
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