Arts

The write stuff

25 February 2006 12:00 am

Southwark Fair by Samuel Adamson. Ever heard of it? Nor me but it sounds like a sprawling comedy of manners…

Murder he wrote

25 February 2006 12:00 am

It is hard to imagine the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood as the same man. In…

Quest for self

18 February 2006 12:00 am

Mark Glazebrook on an exhibition which explores issues relating to Muslim identity

As time goes by

18 February 2006 12:00 am

As time goes by

Visual tapas

18 February 2006 12:00 am

Last spring, in honour of the reopening of the refurbished York Art Gallery, the statue of local artist William Etty…

Impresario or artist?

18 February 2006 12:00 am

Right from the start of this retrospective exhibition, the complications set in. In Room 1 are four paintings from the…

Miller’s antiques

18 February 2006 12:00 am

Having had no operatic performances at all in January, English National Opera is filling February with two hardy perennials, Jonathan…

False note

18 February 2006 12:00 am

Blackbird is the kind of play critics absolutely adore. Indeed, the reason it has managed to secure a berth in…

Great leap forward

11 February 2006 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on Maggi Hambling’s forceful seascapes and Rose Wylie’s quirky art

Gardeners’ gardener

11 February 2006 12:00 am

Gardeners’ gardener

Let there be light

4 February 2006 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth is entranced by the central purity of Dan Flavin’s installations

Saving the spike

4 February 2006 12:00 am

Saving the spike

Never say never

4 February 2006 12:00 am

Never say never

Classic question

4 February 2006 12:00 am

Classic question

Head turner

4 February 2006 12:00 am

It’s been 44 years since Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? made its debut on Broadway, but it still…

Intention and chance

28 January 2006 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth visits shows in the West End by Edwina Leapman and Richard Long

Heaven and earth

28 January 2006 12:00 am

Heaven and earth

Sobering thoughts

28 January 2006 12:00 am

Sobering thoughts

Mock Tudor

28 January 2006 12:00 am

Mock Tudor

Bare necessities

28 January 2006 12:00 am

The revival of Richard Eyre’s production of La Traviata at the Royal Opera didn’t go quite as planned, because Elena…

Devilish delight

28 January 2006 12:00 am

What was I thinking? A fortnight ago I berated the hammy, eggy, lardy, puddingy acting style of the RSC. Well,…

Beyond good and evil

28 January 2006 12:00 am

Twenty years ago George Jonas wrote a book called Vengeance, about the targeted assassinations of various murky Arab figures that…

Celebrating Mozart’s genius

21 January 2006 12:00 am

We are in for a media extravaganza. Peter Phillips on the pros and cons

What’s the point?

21 January 2006 12:00 am

The older I get the less tolerant I grow towards any form of entertainment — a play, a film, a…

Poetry of place

21 January 2006 12:00 am

Is London a model city or a sink of iniquity? Defining things in terms of extremes is of course a…