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Brush up your Shakespeare

There were free tickets available at work for The Taming of the Shrew at The Globe. I’m not a Shakespeare fan at all, and further investigation that the production was designed for a family audience didn’t improve things, but I … Continue reading

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Best of 2016

Well, 2016 has been rubbish, but let’s try and pick out some more positive things from the year: Fiction – Doctor Who – Shada, by Gareth Roberts / Douglas Adams Non-Fiction – 1946 – The Making of the Modern World, … Continue reading

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Best of 2015

Fiction – The Merchants of Light – A Novel of Venice, by Marta Maretich Non-Fiction – The Cucumber for Java Book, by Seb Rose, Matt Wynne, and Aslak Helles√ły Music – Prom 28 – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Seven Studies on … Continue reading

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Twenty Tons of TNT

Last night we went to see the RSC’s Oppenheimer at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand. The theatre was curiously compact, and perhaps more claustrophobic than intimate, but the stage size suited the production well. The approach was often cinematic, … Continue reading

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The awards

Best of the year: Fiction – Cooking with Fernet Branca, by James Hamilton Paterson Non-Fiction – Map of a Nation, by Rachel Hewitt Music – The Film Music Prom Exhibition – Memento Park, Budapest Food and Drink – The Boar’s … Continue reading

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Dialectic Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Several years ago there was a production of Bertolt Brecht’s A Life Of Galileo at the National Theatre, which we failed to go and see, so when I discovered it was being staged at the RSC in Stratford, although it’s … Continue reading

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