Arts

Take the yellow brick road

19 February 2005 12:00 am

Ever since W.S. Gilbert’s Lady Jane lamented, ‘Oh, South Kensington!’ in Patience, 1881, the place has carried a regretful quality.…

Dull but odd

19 February 2005 12:00 am

We tend to import American television as seen — comedies and cop shows, mainly — whereas they create their own…

Visual poetry

19 February 2005 12:00 am

It could so easily not have worked, this bold (some might say foolhardy) juxtaposition of three such dissimilar artists. Particularly…

Respectful boredom

19 February 2005 12:00 am

The new production of Mozart’s penultimate opera La Clemenza di Tito (why is the title not translated?) by ENO generates…

Taking a break

12 February 2005 12:00 am

Taking a break

Cash rich

12 February 2005 12:00 am

Cash rich

Surrealist legend

12 February 2005 12:00 am

The ravishing new exhibition of Lee Miller’s portrait photographs at the NPG is prefaced by a corridor selection of shots…

Happy with unhappiness

12 February 2005 12:00 am

This is the time of year when the Royal Opera aims to keep people happy by providing standard fare, usually,…

Loitering with Mozart

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Loitering with Mozart

Master orator

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Master orator

Spendthrift fever

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Spendthrift fever

Jokes and bitterness

5 February 2005 12:00 am

The first question to spring to mind concerning this most welcome and in-depth study of the Irish–British painter Sir William…

Short and sweet

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Somehow I missed A Nitro at the Opera when it was first put on at the Royal Opera’s Linbury Studio…

An art of surprises

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on a triumphal exhibition of work by Anthony Caro at Tate Britain

Manically busy

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Manically busy

Competing children

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Competing children

Printing matters

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Printing matters

Turkish delights

29 January 2005 12:00 am

‘The Terrible Turk’ was a threat made by mothers to recalcitrant children in the time of the Mongols, while for…

Better left unsaid

29 January 2005 12:00 am

One of the cardinal rules of theatre reviewing is that you’re not supposed to talk about the play until you’ve…

Brain power

22 January 2005 12:00 am

Brain power

Fierce vision

22 January 2005 12:00 am

The Guildhall Art Gallery has a well-defined policy of mounting temporary exhibitions of work by living artists, providing the subject…

Lonely insights

22 January 2005 12:00 am

In his introductory note to the programme of Opera North’s new production of Don Giovanni, Richard Farnes, who has recently…

Romantic quest

22 January 2005 12:00 am

In John Buchan’s The Three Hostages, Dr Greenslade explains his theory of successful thriller writing to Richard Hannay: ‘Let us…

Yes man

15 January 2005 12:00 am

‘Why do you buy so many CDs?’ asked my girlfriend. It was not an unreasonable question, although obviously I wasn’t…

Hard times

15 January 2005 12:00 am

For many, the workhouse, particularly the Victorian variety, still conjures up in the popular imagination an image of dread and…