First Call, Last Call
Wednesday 17 February 1999
SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN is usually best left alone. How many of you found it necessary to sit through the entire four and a half hours of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet? There are outstanding exceptions - Ian McKellen's Richard III and Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann but, Shakespeare in Love notwithstanding, the Bard is best on stage. Which brings us to Rufus Sewell (right). Best known for looming out of the screen at a cinema near you, he'll soon be using his considerable stage experience to maximum effect in a new production of Macbeth.
Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1 (0171-494 5040) opens 3 Mar
JONATHAN RICHMAN will be singing about unusual subjects such as "I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar", when he plays a few dates at the Jazz Cafe this week. The maverick singer/songwriter was last seen dressed as a minstrel in the Hollywood farce, There's Something About Mary. Now back to doing what he does best, Richman is promoting I'm So Confused, his 14th solo album. Known to be fond of ad-lib, these live shows promise to be as full of surprises as his song titles.
Jazz Cafe, London NW1 (0171-916 6060) tonight to 19 Feb
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 #NotGuilty: Second Oxford student writes of brutal rape by two men who then threw her in a bin as part of campaign against victim blaming
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
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