A brief history of celebrity

Have you ever wondered whether we always had celebrities? And are we more obsessed with celebrity culture now than in the past? This short cultural history of celebrity – from Oscar Wilde to Kim Kardashian, and beyond – gives an excellent overview.

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Activities

  1. Imagine you are a celebrity – and a massively famous one at that. Write an imaginary diary describing your typical day.
  2. Write a rap song about being rich and famous. If you are pleased with it, perform it to your household this Easter weekend.