Culture
16 August 2004
Thank goodness for George Dubbya. He is such a gift to stand-up comics that the San Francisco satirist Will Durst says...
Culture
09 August 2004
Sweeney Todd was a mass murderer. He was executed in 1802 having been convicted on a specimen charge of killing Francis...
Culture
02 August 2004
I dread being plucked from the audience by a performer and paraded on stage. While I cannot claim to be unaccustomed to...
Culture
26 July 2004
''What time does the play end?" I asked, as I took my seat for House of Desires. "It depends how much you laugh." On...
Culture
12 July 2004
Congratulations to Imogen Stubbs who in her debut as a writer has unearthed the wonderful story of Nancy Hewins and the...
Culture
05 July 2004
I had never really thought about whether I like Mae West, but Dirty Blonde helped me decide that I do not. When I...
Culture
28 June 2004
In September 2003, Robin Soans travelled to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza along with co-directors Rima Brihi, who is...
Culture
21 June 2004
I am writing this review the day after seeing - perhaps "hearing" would be a better word - Robert Welch's play for a...
Culture
14 June 2004
It requires an effort, strolling among the tourists on La Rambla in Barcelona today, to imagine the city in July 1936,...
Culture
14 June 2004
The Wagner scholar Michael Tanner described Tristan und Isolde as one of "the two greatest religious works of art of...
Culture
07 June 2004
Evelyn is not the sort of girl you'd want to mess with. The first thing we see her do is step over the rope that has...
Culture
31 May 2004
The Venus flytrap, a carnivorous plant, enjoys pride of place in Sebastian's garden at his mother's grand home in the...
Culture
24 May 2004
When the curtain descended on Gotterdammerung, ending the second Ring cycle at New York's Metropolitan Opera, there was...
Culture
24 May 2004
In Shakespeare's Hamlet, we can never be sure how mad the prince of Denmark really is. Similarly, in Luigi Pirandello's...
Culture
17 May 2004
David Mamet first shocked London audiences with Oleanna in 1993. The campaign of political cor-rectness sweeping US...

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