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Friday 26 November 2010
Jewish artists who present Wagner's operas can have a tough time – from Jews who remember the Holocaust, and from their own consciences. But for Israeli choreographer Jasmin Vardimon – now animating Covent Garden's production of Wagner's Tannhäuser – this ethical wrestle is nothing new.
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Friday 12 November 2010
A new theatre opened this week in West London's Notting Hill. The Print Room is co-founded by theatre director Lucy Bailey, who directs the UK premiere of Italian film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini's stage play Fabrication.
Saturday 06 November 2010
James Bond fans have been given renewed hope that filming is to start again on the latest installment of the 007 franchise in the New Year.
Friday 22 October 2010
Last week, Damien Hirst's former flat-sitter defended his attempt to exhibit the artist's old diary by stating: "I thought it was an interesting historic artefact". Unsurprisingly, Hirst thought otherwise. Reading Marilyn Monroe's intimate musings in this long-awaited collection, one cannot help but wonder whether Monroe would be similarly mortified, or whether these papers are precious "historic artefacts" which should be published regardless. Of course, there are differences between the two cases: Hirst's diary fell into his flat-sitter's hands by accident while Monroe bequeathed her possessions to the eminent acting teacher, Lee Strasberg, whom she trusted implicitly and who held on to them until his death. It was his widow, Anna Strasberg, unacquainted with Monroe, who sold scores of items at the famed Christie's auction of 1999. She has now offered up hitherto uncatalogued "fragments" of Monroe's diary notes, poems, letters, lists, for public consumption. The book's editors are sure Monroe would have approved: "We have shared their (Anna Strasberg and her sons') desire to create a book that, we would like to think, would have pleased its author."
Saturday 16 October 2010
The actor Simon MacCorkindale, who for six years appeared as Dr Harry Harper in the BBC drama Casualty, has died of cancer.
Monday 11 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Scottish painter Jack Vettriano has never quite earned the respect of the critical establishment, despite being one of the country's most (financially) successful artists.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Monday 13 September 2010
It is not often you are greeted by a man in a top hat and waistcoat when alighting from a train. But perhaps it should be no surprise that the station master at Lymington is dressed as grandly as the Fat Controller. After all, this is the place with the reputation of being "too posh for Argos".
Clive Donner: Film and television director best known for 'The Caretaker' and 'What's New Pussycat?'
Thursday 09 September 2010
Clive Donner directed for both film and television, and his work includes some "swinging London" comedies. But his lasting legacy includes perhaps the definitive versions of Pinter's The Caretaker and Geoffrey Household's Rogue Male.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
The chief executive of Equitable Life made a last-ditch bid yesterday to persuade ministers to honour a manifesto commitment to fully compensate victims of the collapse of the life insurer.
Monday 06 September 2010
Charges against two people accused of trying to extort money from John Travolta after the death of his teenage son in the Bahamas were dropped by a judge today.
Sunday 05 September 2010
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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