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FROM HAMLET TO GOLD WATCH

Jonathan Pryce Hamlet2.jpg This Season: Irving Wardle looks forward to Jonathan Pryce's well-timed King Lear, while Isabel Lloyd picks the best of the rest in theatre... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsIrving WardleIsabel LloydJuly/August 2012theatreTHIS SEASON

SPOOLING SPANISH SENTENCES

Marias.jpg Found in Translation: Javier Marías's books are now becoming Penguin Modern Classics. Simon Willis picks the best, "A Heart So White"... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureFound in translationJuly/August 2012Simon Willis

BOUTIQUE ENGINEERING

Boutique engineering.jpg Behind every new stadium or giant artwork is a team of engineers doing things that could not have been done a decade ago. Samantha Weinberg watches them at work... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscultureDesignJuly/August 2012Samantha Weinberg

FOR WHOM THE GAMES TOLL

Getty bell ringers.jpg This Season: it's an Olympian summer of rock, but Tim de Lisle's highlight comes from the artist Martin Creed... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsJuly/August 2012RockTHIS SEASONTim de Lisle

YUJA WANG GOES FOR GOLD

Yuja Wang.jpg This Season: the fastest fingers at the piano belong to Yuja Wang. Michael Church expects to be dazzled at the Verbier Festival... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClassical MusicJuly/August 2012Michael ChurchMUSICTHIS SEASON

HITCHCOCK, THE COUNTER-CASTER

cinema_web.jpg At the Cinema: Tom Shone believes we are still bewitched by Hitchcock’s films because his ambivalent view of the stars reflected ours... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaculturefilmJuly/August 2012Tom Shone

PECS, DRUGS AND SODERBERGH

Magic Mike.jpg This Season: Nicholas Barber's pick of the summer movies is "Magic Mike", Steven Soderbergh's affable tale of male strippers... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmJuly/August 2012Nicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

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