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Review of the Four Seasons biopic Jersey Boys is linked. It is based on the stage musical and was directed by Clint Eastwood.

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Review of the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (LINKED).

Mark Arends (Proteus) and Pearl Chanda (Julia)

Review of The White Devil, Royal Shakespeare Company added. SEE LINK.

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Review of the Bath Theatre Royal production of Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin, adapted by Helen Edmundson, and starring Pippa Nixon and Alison Steadman. See link.

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The Great War

A few thoughts on the start of the Great War 100 years ago are under “Rants”. Follow link.

I’ve posted some personal recollections of Robert O’Neill, a great ELT writer, in the ELT Articles section.

A report in this morning’s newspaper. Last year 22 million people attended plays and musicals in London alone. The comparative figure for the 380 Premier League games across the whole country was 14 million. Of course there are the other divisions too, but there are regional theaters and Nt Live / RSC Live / Royal Opera House Live broadcasts too. Yet the Premier League takes up 4 to 6 pages in every newspaper most days of the week. Theatre? Just a page once a week.  Still, you can read more here …

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