Arts

Behaving badly

4 December 2004 12:00 am

There has never been a film of The Merchant of Venice before. This is not surprising. Different Shakespeare plays give…

Glinka tribute

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Glinka tribute

Clash of egos

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Clash of egos

On the trail of Beauty

27 November 2004 12:00 am

In desolate Ventnor on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, alongside ‘antique’ shops selling yellowed and scratched plastic…

Degas Revealed

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Once upon a time, before masterpieces cost millions, a museum director could win a modicum of immortality just with his…

Rough stuff

27 November 2004 12:00 am

The red spot for ‘Sold’ has appeared beside most of Julian Cooper’s mountain paintings at the Art Space Gallery. ‘I’ve…

The balloon goes up

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan has the most memorable opening of any modern novel. This might be thought to be…

Magical touch

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Mark Morris’s The Hard Nut occupies a special place in the history of ‘alternative’ versions of The Nutcracker. Created in…

Museum without a soul

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Roger Kimball on how Yoshio Taniguchi has transformed New York’s Museum of Modern Art

On the trail of Herzog

20 November 2004 12:00 am

On the trail of Herzog

The great divide

20 November 2004 12:00 am

The great divide

Light entertainment

20 November 2004 12:00 am

If you were looking for someone to blame for the explosion of multi-disciplinarity in contemporary art, L

Poetic eye

20 November 2004 12:00 am

It is not Robert Frank’s fault, but one might think from the hype — ‘arguably the world’s greatest living photographer’,…

Weirdness in Washington

20 November 2004 12:00 am

They don’t make ’em like The Manchurian Candidate of 1962 any more. That weird, creepy, paranoid thriller of the Cold…

Botched effort

20 November 2004 12:00 am

ENO’s Siegfried is not a disaster, but the margin isn’t as large as one might wish. Seeing it hot on…

True courage

13 November 2004 12:00 am

True courage

Genteel ghetto

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Genteel ghetto

Welcome escape

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Out of a cardboard box on the exhibition poster which heralds Christmas and welcomes visitors at the gates guarding the…

Rare delight

13 November 2004 12:00 am

It’s hard to know where to begin in praising the new (I was at the eighth performance) production of Cos

Enlightened philanthropy

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Behind this exhibition is a story of fairytale success: of the 120 Welsh shipping firms that flourished early in the…

Past master

13 November 2004 12:00 am

The lack of great dance-makers that characterises contemporary dance has prompted a number of reconstructions of long-lost ballets, often with…

Force for good

6 November 2004 12:00 am

John McEwen on the work of Paula Rego, whose latest exhibition is at Tate Britain

Beyond words

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Beyond words

Trick or cheat?

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Trick or cheat?

The next big thing

6 November 2004 12:00 am

The next big thing