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Julian Fellowes, DVD

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by JK Rowling

The boy hero becomes Dirty Harry in this downbeat read

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It's a matter of being positive

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Theatre: Just a mummy's boy

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First Night: Britannicus Albery Theatre London

Review: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Child's play enlivens girls' classic from the cloisters

First Night: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie National Theatre London

Theatre: Prime de la prime

It's tempting to think that dramatising The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is as easy as passing an exam simply by signing your name on top of the paper. It is almost as though Muriel Spark had one eye on Broadway when she sat down to write what is still held up, some 20 novels later, as her tour de force. Miss Brodie's flamboyant predilection for "Art, Truth and Beauty", the spiritual doctrine with which she galvanises her coterie of pupils at the Marcia Blane School, conveniently goes hand-in- hand with a boundless capacity for memorable one-liners. "Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life," runs her refrain. She might as well be saying to her creator: "Give me an audience at an impressionable time of the evening and they'll be quoting me for life."

SHE'S AN INSPIRATION

Hedda, Electra, Richard II ... Fiona Shaw is a serious actress drawn to serious, tragic parts. So her latest role comes as quite a surprise: Miss Jean Brodie
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