Sunday 26 May 1996
YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
1 What domicile has been the ruin of many a poor boy?
2 What institution was described in an autobiographical novel by Dostoevsky and set to music by Janacek?
3 What long sequence of poems has been interpreted as recording both a Pre-Raphaelite's grief for the loss of his wife and his passion for the wife of a friend?
4 In what decaying mansion - judging by its name, a place with fairly elaborate roofing arrangements - did Hepzibah Pyncheon live?
5 What other dilapidated pile witnessed the premature burial of one of its denizens, and then the death of both of them, before collapsing into the local tarn?
6 In what film, a well-known playwright's cinema debut, does a bestselling psychiatrist get mixed up with a bunch of conmen over a poker game?
1 "The House of the Rising Sun", according to the song. 2 The House of the Dead. Dostoevsky's account of life in a Siberian penal colony was the basis of Janacek's final opera. 3 Dante Gabriel Rossetti's sonnet- sequence The House of Life (the object of his passion was Jane Morris, wife of William). 4 The House of the Seven Gables, in the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 5 The House of Usher, in Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. 6 House of Games, written and directed by David Mamet.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant