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THE MAGNIFICENT ORSON WELLES

Visual CV: he came, he saw, he conquered, and then what? To mark Welles's centenary, Matthew Sweet chooses his greatest hits read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsculturefilmJuly/August 2015Matthew Sweetvisual cv

AN EXISTENTIAL HEDGE

Found in Translation: Simon Willis praises the "dry wit and sharp insight" of a Swedish novel about the ordinary confusions of infatuation read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureFound in translationJuly/August 2015Simon Willis

IAN McKELLEN IN ISOLATION

At the Cinema: how do you follow Gandalf and Magneto? With a Sherlock who is 93 and fighting off senility. Tom Shone is on the case read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaculturefilmJuly/August 2015Tom Shone

THIS IS WHERE I BELONG

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends the shepherd who is now a bestselling author, Anne Enright's sixth novel and a ripping yarn about the news from Waterloo read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureJuly/August 2015Maggie FergussonSix Good Books

THE RETIRING TYPE

The London Underground runs partly on the success of its signature font, which has long lent it clarity and identity. As its centenary looms, Catherine Nixey tells the curious story of its author read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCatherine NixeycultureDesignMay/June 2015

THE EGOS OF IAGO

Visual CV: he’s one of the great villains. But why exactly does he destroy Othello? As the RSC casts a black Iago, Irving Wardle 
(first half) and Robert Butler (second half) pick nine of the best readings of the role read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmIrving WardleMay/June 2015Robert Butlertheatrevisual cv

BACK IN THE GAME

Short Read: Patrick Marber is on home turf with his new play about a struggling football club. Isabel Lloyd thinks it could be a winner read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscultureIsabel LloydMay/June 2015theatreTHIS SEASON

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