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The lede reads: “Daniel hoped he hadn’t made a big mistake. It was a birth day present coming fr om Europe. Shipping was a big part of the price.” I’m copying from the page above, so it’s all [sic]. The package arrived from the U.K. weeks before my Virgo birthday. ” ‘What if you don’t like it?’ I got nervous, but he said he could send it back.” Sure, I could retype the whole first page I wrote on my gift on my MacBook, or scan and copy a doc that would come close. But any accuracy would be c...
Tags: Art, Macbook, Harry, Sunday Times, Voice, Dad, Ajblogs, Judy, Daniel, East Village, Lolita, Keats, Cornwall England, Europe Shipping, Waltham Mass, Adlai

Author Of ‘War Horse’ Insists He Wasn’t Trying To Censor Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’

“[Britain’s Sunday Times] described [Michael Morpurgo’s] ’21st-century sensibilities’ as having prevented the inclusion of the play in Tales from Shakespeare, his retelling of 10 Shakespeare plays for children aged six and older.” Morpurgo says that this way of describing his decision is bogus: he had to choose only ten plays, and he felt they should be stories appropriate for eight-year-olds, which The Merchant of Venice is not. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Britain, Venice, Words, Michael Morpurgo, Shakespeare, Sunday Times, Morpurgo, 01.04.21

UK Culture Secretary Says He Wants To See Performance Venues Open As Normal For Christmas

Using articles in this past weekend’s Mail on Sunday and Sunday Times, secretary Oliver Dowden announced what he’s calling “Operation Sleeping Beauty,” a plan “to bring back some of the magic of theatre for families this Christmas … We need to start filling seats in much larger numbers – not just for the audiences, not just for the venues and livelihoods who depend on them, but for the entire urban economy, too.” (The performing arts community is responding with — well, not cautious optimism, m...
Tags: Art, UK, Sunday Times, Issues, Audience, Oliver Dowden, 09.06.20

Andrew Lloyd Webber Talks the Uncertainty Surrounding the Future of CINDERELLA and the Industry As a Whole

Andrew Lloyd Webber recently chatted with The Sunday Times about what affect the health crisis has had on his work, updates on his upcoming production of Cinderella, and the future of the industry. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Cinderella, Sunday Times, Andrew Lloyd Webber, BWW News Desk

“Save The BBC” Petition Gets 100,000 Signers In First 24 Hours

The is a response to a report on the front page of Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sunday Times, in which sources close to prime minister Boris Johnson set out a blueprint for how the BBC should be dismantled when its current charter expires in 2027. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Rupert Murdoch, Sunday Times, 02.17.20

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019 - Prizewinners & Exhibition

Next week the exhibition for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019 opens at the Mall Galleries - as do two other exhibitions (see the end of this post). This post is about: Sunday Times... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Artists, Art Exhibition, Sunday Times, Paintings, Mall Galleries, Art Competition, Watercolour, Open Exhibition, Watercolour Paintings, London Art Shows, Making A Mark, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Penguin Random House Defends Author Against Plagiarism Claims In Dr. Zhivago Book

Published in September, Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept tells of how the CIA planned to use Doctor Zhivago as a propaganda tool during the cold war. But Anna Pasternak revealed in the Sunday Times that she had sent a legal letter to Prescott, claiming that the novel features “an astonishing number of substantial elements” copied from Pasternak’s 2016 biography Lara, which is about Olga Ivinskaya, Pasternak’s lover, muse and inspiration for his character Lara. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Cia, Sunday Times, Penguin Random House, Prescott, Pasternak, Lara, Zhivago, Lara Prescott, 10.01.19, Anna Pasternak, Olga Ivinskaya Pasternak

Is Playing The Piano In A Public Train Station Un-British? Jolly Well Not!

The Twitterverse worked itself into a bit of a lather a couple of weekends ago, when Sunday Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera decried the people who sit down and play the pianos that have been left in train stations, writing “Can we please get back to good old British reserve in general?” In response, reporter Amy Walker went to St. Pancras Station in London and talked to some of the people who took a turn at the keyboards there that day.
Tags: Art, Music, London, Sunday Times, St Pancras Station, Sathnam Sanghera, 11.04.18, Amy Walker

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2018 - Call for Entries

The  First Prize for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2018 has been reduced! Somehow or other the Sunday Times and the organisers both forgot to mention this in the newspaper, the blog post,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Sunday Times, Katherine Tyrrell

How The New York Times Book Review Really Works

Pamela Paul, editor of the Sunday Times's literary supplement, did a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" this week, and Emily Temple has dug out from it ten things that most people probably don't know about the Book Review - not least, its differences with the daily paper's book reviews by staff critics.
Tags: Art, Reddit, Words, Sunday Times

Actors criticise new GCSE drama courses that cut out live theatre

David Harewood, Zoe Wanamaker and others attack new syllabuses that let pupils analyse a digital recording insteadSome of Britain’s top actors have attacked new GCSE drama courses that do not require students to watch a live theatre performance.David Harewood, Brian Cox, Zoe Wanamaker and Sheila Hancock are among those criticising new syllabuses from AQA and Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR) for allowing pupils to analyse a digital recording instead of going to the theatre in person. T...
Tags: Education, Theatre, Homeland, UK News, Culture, Britain, Stage, Schools, Brian Cox, GCSEs, Exams, Sunday Times, Drama and dance, Sheila Hancock, David Harewood, Harewood

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