Beyond the Hogwarts-style specs which he wears, Ginsberg has nothing in common with Harry Potter
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Friday 16 January 2009
Elizabeth Mackintosh, who published mysteries under the name Josephine Tey, is now best remembered for her classic whodunit The Daughter of Time. In her day, however, she was more celebrated as the author of the West End hit, Richard of Bordeaux – a historical drama that starred John Gielgud and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies. In this polished debut, Upson appropriates the persona of Tey, turning her into a fictional character of her own.
Sunday 16 November 2008
Sunday 19 October 2008
Those, like my colleague Janet Street-Porter, who find Harold Pinter's 'No Man's Land' hard going are in good company. Christopher Martin, an 'IoS' reader from Wiltshire, reports that he saw the original production, featuring those immortal theatrical knights John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. Martin bumped into Gielgud, who happened to live down the road from him, the day after seeing the play. "Thanks for last night," he said. "I enjoyed it, but what's it about?" Gielgud looked warily up and down the street before whispering: "Neither Ralph nor I know."
Friday 10 October 2008
Friday 25 July 2008
A Doll's House was first published in 1879, The Portrait of a Lady first performed in 1880, giving Peter Hall the idea of directing in one season these varying perspectives on female freedom – one ending in escape from domestic tyranny, the other in submission. But which heroine ends up better off? The answer isn't straightforward, much less predictable, but it's muddled further by confused and cryptic dramatisations.
Thursday 03 July 2008
Negative equity is poised to claim one of its most famous victims yet. In Connaught Square, the Georgian residency of Tony and Cherie Blair, house prices are falling faster than a rat down a Grade II-listed drainpipe.
Sunday 04 May 2008
Monday 28 January 2008
Friday 09 September 2005
Tuesday 09 November 2004
Monday 02 December 2002
Sunday 26 December 1999
Sunday 14 November 1999
Monday 31 May 1999
Saturday 29 May 1999
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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