Theatre director Suba Das talks about his reworking of ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’ and the growing diversity of work in the industry.
‘Doctor Who’ star Arthur Darvill: ‘I love people believing you are someone totally different each time.’
Arthur Darvill has now left ‘Doctor Who’ in which he starred alongside Karen Gillan and Matt Smith as the Doctor’s ineffectual but endearing second assistant. After two years on the show, he tells Emily Jupp what the future has in store.
With Collins inviting the public to submit entries for its latest dictionary last week, new words – or neologisms – are a hot topic at the moment. This year has been a particularly fertile one for them, starting in April with Ed Milliband’s use of omnishambles in Prime Minister’s Question Time. Since then there seems to have been an unstoppable barrage of newly-minted and mostly annoying items of vocabulary.
As England plays host to the largest Shakespeare festival in history, are the Bard’s works wholly relevant in this modern age?
Sex, lies and betrayal hardly seem unfamiliar to the morning headlines, yet can we really say that in constructing his plays around them, these themes were a pre-emptive suggestion from Shakespeare that our society (and lives) will forever be dominated by such things?
Last year, Joseph Reynolds hit the headlines and shook up the world of education. Don’t know his name? Not surprising. Joseph Reynolds is not an expert in educational theory, nor is he a teacher. Neither is he a rich, influential and well-connected parent who can exert the ‘right’ kind of pressure on his daughter’s school or set up a free school. Since he works as a marine engineer in the merchant navy, he cannot even act as a governor.
Ever wondered why you get a small cup of tea when you’ve ordered a latte in a Cumbrian cafe? Or what Macbeth sounded like in its original Cumbrian dialect?
Book introductions are everywhere you look. Over the last decade or so they have become an increasingly important part of the industry’s sale pitch. The best ones, though, throw together names in seemingly unlikely combinations. Ann Widdecombe and GK Chesteron, John Gray and Georges Simenon, Martin Jarvis and Franz Kafka…
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