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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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The Independent Culture
1 Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? And who played this omniscient character in a 1994 film?

2 According to Eliot, between the what and the what falls the what?

3 Which of Sean O'Casey's plays was the first to be staged?

4 Who is Tom Rakewell's servant? What's the opera?

5 What organisation was run by Ed Straker?

6 A thief is forced to impersonate a samurai lord, to keep the samurai's enemies from finding out about his death: in which film?

ANSWERS:

1 The Shadow knows - the question and answer that opened each episode of the classic American radio serial of the 1940s. Alec Baldwin played the title role in the film of The Shadow, with what were generally agreed to be disastrous results. 2 "Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the Shadow" ("The Hollow Men"). 3 Shadow of a Gunman, in 1923. 4 Nick Shadow (who later, naturally, turns out to be the devil), in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. 5 SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation), fending off green-skinned alien invaders in Gerry Anderson's shortlived television series UFO. 6 Kurosawa's Kagemusha (1980) - the title is usually translated as Shadow Warrior.

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