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Writer and philosopher whose work, beginning with ‘The Outsider’, searched for the meaning of man’s existence

C-Mone: Britain's hottest female MC

C-Mone rapped on A Grand Don't Come for Free. Success followed, but she hasn't given up her day job as a youth worker, she tells Alexia Loundras

Energy groups seek green light to pump carbon under the sea

Standing on the roof of Scottish and Southern Energy's power station just outside Peterhead, on the Scottish coast, it's hard to imagine this could become the launch pad of an environmental revolution.

2006: From Beckett to Betjeman - a bumper crop of anniversaries

Ian Irvine surveys the year's anniversaries: births, deaths and a play that changed theatre for ever

Guy Keleny: Let me spell it out - our language is chaotic

If you care about the language as a medium of poetry, you should cherish its absurdities

Tynan, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

He'd been the dandy king of Oxford.

Man and Superman, Theatre Royal, Bath

Even in George Bernard Shaw's day, his epic drama Man and Superman was one hell of a challenge.

Candida, Playhouse, Oxford

Christopher Luscombe's engaging, handsomely designed production celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first staging of Candida, the play that George Bernard Shaw offered as "a counterblast to Ibsen's Doll's House, showing that in the real typical doll's house it is the man who is the doll".

Beware men with sheds

It comes as no surprise that Hemingway wrote in a wooden cabin or that Roald Dahl, Dylan Thomas and Shaw were shed enthusiasts

Shaw's love for real-life Eliza Doolittle

Letters and documents reveal how much the author of Pygmalion doted on the actress Mrs Patrick Campbell, and how he secretly paid for her funeral

Books: Time, ladies and gentlemen, please

Is that Mrs Woolf, in a room of her own? And Monsieur Camus, outside? Felix Bennett invites you to the last literary party of the century

Theatre: Simply cinematic

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Education: No longer a family affair

Howard Salisbury is the son of two dedicated headteachers, but there's no way he will be following them into the profession - not with the long hours, the underfunded facilities and the lack of respect
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