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At 80, the great Arthur Miller has written a tiny, peculiar and frustrating novel. By Hugo Barnacle; Plain Girl by Arthur Miller Methuen, pounds 10

Assassins

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Must the show go on?

ARTS THEATRE The box-office figures for Broadway's 1995 season are in, and, says Michael Arditti, things are looking grim ything remotel

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Seen anything good recently?

By Chris Smith, MP

THEATRE; They should Ko-Ko

Hot Mikado Queen's Theatre, London

Allen comes out shooting blanks

Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway is his first film conceived and completed since his bruising battles with Mia Farrow. Adam Mars-Jones sees signs of strain

Show me a European film and I'll watch it: LETTER

F American films dominate the European market, why do we have to wait over half a year for Ed Wood and Bullets over Broadway, and still no sign of Six Degrees of Separation?

Obituary: Lionel Stander

In his otherwise admirable obituary of Lionel Stander [3 December], David Shipman made an all too common error, writes Dick Vosburgh.

THEATRE / The tall guy: The playwright Edward Albee has picked up a third Pulitzer Prize. Americans still don't like him. It's a personal problem, he tells Paul Taylor

When the New York critical establishment lavished well-nigh unanimous acclaim on his latest play, Three Tall Women, Edward Albee's first reaction was one of amused suspicion. 'So what did I do wrong?' he asks in a tone which, like much of his conversation, maintains a perfect patrician poise between laconic self-mockery and casually assumed superiority.

Racing: Eddery can brave traffic with Intrepidity: Richard Edmondson signposts qualities needed for Longchamp's unique test

IN PARIS, both on the Peripherique and in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, they always complain of traffic problems. The ring road continues to frustrate, but this year the congestion on the race-track has been eased by limiting the Arc field to 20 runners.

MUSIC / Double Play: Giving her regards to Broadway

I WISH IT SO: Show songs by Bernstein, Blitzstein, Sondheim and Weill

Racing: Ryan's patience is rewarded by Route: A stable jockey whose lot is often to play second fiddle is poised to take a Classic bow in Saturday's St Leger

A DECADE ago, an impending ride on a Classic favourite was as much a fact of life for Henry Cecil's stable jockey as winning the riders' title or buying a private jet. It was a job for which champions would grovel, with a profile even higher than the salary.

Racing: Sheikh seeks to get in Epsom shake-up: Sue Montgomery weighs up the prospects for an elusive Derby triumph

THE BIG question of the week is what will win the Derby on Wednesday. The supplementary question is whether or not Sheikh Mohammed will win it in his tenth year of trying. The Sheikh has spent millions in his quest for Classic glory at Epsom and, as far as the fillies are concerned, it's a case of been there, done that, with Oaks victories from Oh So Sharp, Unite and Diminuendo.

Racing: Erhaab hardens along with the Epsom going

AFTER drifting for a week on a tide of uncertainty, Erhaab finally settled in the Derby betting yesterday, despite disruption to his work schedule.
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