Cultural Depictions of Margaret Thatcher

Cultural Depictions Of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher in the arts and popular culture was mostly seen as a hate-filled, miserly figure, who attracted musical opprobrium like no other British political leader. Favourable depictions make up a small group and most notable among these is the Oscar-winning 2011 film Iron Lady.

This page is a list of depictions of Margaret Thatcher on stage, in film, TV, radio, literature, music and in other forms of the arts and entertainment.

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    Surely, of all creatures we eat, we are most brutal to snails. Helix optera is dug out of the earth where he has been peacefully enjoying his summer sleep, cracked like an egg, and eaten raw, presumably alive. Or boiled in oil. Or roasted in the hot ashes of a wood fire.... If God is a snail, Bosch’s depictions of Hell are going to look like a vicarage tea-party.
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    If in the earlier part of the century, middle-class children suffered from overattentive mothers, from being “mother’s only accomplishment,” today’s children may suffer from an underestimation of their needs. Our idea of what a child needs in each case reflects what parents need. The child’s needs are thus a cultural football in an economic and marital game.
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