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Afriend recently attended a rather grand wedding and remarked afterwards how much it had depressed her. Not that she envied the happy couple, but she is a lawyer and couldn't help thinking about the huge cost, not just of the lavish nuptials but of the divorce that may well follow. Separation and divorce are usually the last thing on anyone's mind during a wedding, but that is because there is an unspoken agreement to subscribe, for the day at least, to the happy-ever-after myth. When couples break up, and around four in 10 do, the split is often accompanied by ferocious disputes about who gets what, from the CD collection to wedding presents that neither partner ever liked much.

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The Peter principle

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FIRST CALL LAST CALL

The darkly humorous writing talent of Peter Shaffer meets the directorial nous of Sir Peter Hall in the Old Vic's production of Amadeus in October. David Suchet (right) demonstrates the versatility of his acting as the bitter and jealous Salieri, following his recent stint as a hen- pecked husband in the Almeida production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Michael Sheen, the RSC's most recent Henry V, plays the obnoxious child prodigy corrupted by the wild pleasures which accompany his newfound acclaim. This is one that theatre buffs shouldn't miss.

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