Arts

Stark vision

1 April 2006 12:00 am

English Touring Opera’s spring tour reached Cambridge the week after the undergraduates left for the Easter vacation, and, though I…

England, my England

1 April 2006 12:00 am

The Old Country, an Alan Bennett play that dates back to 1977, covers much the same ground as An Englishman…

Noel appeal

25 March 2006 12:00 am

Noel appeal

House proud

25 March 2006 12:00 am

House proud

Painful listening

25 March 2006 12:00 am

Painful listening

Bath time

25 March 2006 12:00 am

Three fine exhibitions are currently gracing the public galleries of Bath, and even though the new spa is shamefully late…

Guile and determination

18 March 2006 12:00 am

Guile and determination

Fighting talk

18 March 2006 12:00 am

Fighting talk

Hotchpotch of a show

18 March 2006 12:00 am

Forget for a moment the importation of ‘Gothic’, a term more usually confined to architecture or the novel, and consider…

An inside view

18 March 2006 12:00 am

It’s a little cheeky of Christopher Simon Sykes to have chosen a line from Rupert Brooke’s ‘The Soldier’ as the…

Good-natured glow

18 March 2006 12:00 am

Almost everyone who has written about Vaughan Williams’s opera Sir John in Love has defensively insisted that we put all…

Under the influence

18 March 2006 12:00 am

Has Harold Pinter become too dominant a figure? I’m not just talking about the trophies he’s picked up in the…

Mismatch of two masters

11 March 2006 12:00 am

Mark Glazebrook asks why Rembrandt and Caravaggio have to share a show

Truth and reconciliation

11 March 2006 12:00 am

Truth and reconciliation

Going Dutch

11 March 2006 12:00 am

The Sackler Wing of the Royal Academy is currently in deep-green livery to conjure up a rus in urbe setting…

Through the eyes of a tourist

11 March 2006 12:00 am

In the summer of 1811 the 37-year-old Turner packed his sketchbooks, paints and fishing rod and headed west for his…

Betraying Berg

11 March 2006 12:00 am

When Berg’s great tragic masterpiece Wozzeck opened at the Royal Opera in 2002 in Keith Warner’s production, I was more…

Demons within and without

11 March 2006 12:00 am

At its première just over 50 years ago, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible was, at least in part, a sane man’s…

Phoenix rising

11 March 2006 12:00 am

Phoenix Dance Theatre is ‘25 years young’, as a filmed documentary shown halfway through last Thursday’s performance reminded us. The…

Meditation for Lent

4 March 2006 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on Charlie Millar’s pavement of resin casts in Canterbury Cathedral

Rural rides

4 March 2006 12:00 am

Rural rides

Exploding myths

4 March 2006 12:00 am

Exploding myths

Rootstock of radicalism

4 March 2006 12:00 am

London is about to experience two exhibitions about early 20th-century Modernism. The V&A is mounting a substantial themed display of…

Personal priorities

4 March 2006 12:00 am

‘Syriana’ is ‘a term used by Washington think-tanks to describe a hypothetical reshaping of the Middle East’, according to this…

Series of distractions

4 March 2006 12:00 am

Verdi’s Macbeth is one of those operas which I always have hopes will be greater than it ever actually seems…