The actress will return to the Gielgud Theatre where she made her debut
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Saturday 12 September 2009
Sunday 02 August 2009
The appeal to Jude Law of playing Hamlet must have been the absence of vulgarity. In the darkness of the auditorium he would be treated as a theatre actor rather than a soap opera. And, indeed, his performance was textbook perfect – a little cautiously so. I noticed he had a graceful athleticism about him, but put that to the back of my mind.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Actor Jude Law today dismissed as "nonsense" an incident in which he was seen to apparently lash out at a female photographer.
Thursday 25 June 2009
With his first Prime Minister's Questions under his belt, new Speaker John Bercow, finds himself with an early opportunity to win over even the most hard-bitten of Westminster correspondents.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
When I recalled Jonathan Freedland's characterisation of Gordon Brown as combining "the jealousy of Othello, the ambition of Macbeth and the indecision of Hamlet", a commenter drew my attention to Howard Jacobson's remarkable use of Shakespearean themes in his analysis of the Blair-Brown relationship in December 2007. I missed it at the time. I wish I hadn't.
Sunday 07 June 2009
Saturday 06 June 2009
Friday 05 June 2009
Thursday 04 June 2009
Sunday 24 May 2009
Poor Jude Law. He must be quaking in his boots. He's been talking about playing Hamlet in the West End for at least seven years and the moment has finally arrived. He opens as the Dane at Wyndham's Theatre on Friday – and rarely have the critics' knives been so far out of their scabbards.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
Apart from a garbled version in the Globe six years ago, Marlowe's first play is barely known and the first thing to say about this riveting revival by James Macdonald is: about bloody time, too! References to the play crop up in Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and you could say that Antony and Cleopatra is in some ways a rewrite.
Monday 23 March 2009
The new boy on the block is Hamlet for the Skins generation, and as played by Nicholas Hoult of that E4 television "edgy teen drama" about a bunch of horrid party monsters, the claim is not unreasonable. He's not missing his parents much – they were liberal, easy on drugs but he is genuinely mixed up, mostly about his own sexuality.
Friday 20 March 2009
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
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- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student