I often feel sad when I survey the history of culture. Art is one of the central loves of my life, and yet as a woman it often makes me melancholy. I leaf through rich seasons of classical music, pass through the wonderful collections of our art galleries and museums, peruse the retrospectives of renowned film directors, the canon of performance and literature - and I feel sorrow that over thousands of years so very few females appear to have contributed to the formal act of creative...
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