Future Days

David Stubbs

West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this orphaned landscape proved fertile ...

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Deborah Bull and Luke Jennings

This essential pocket guide to this enduringly popular art, is a perfect introduction to over eighty of the most performed ballets today.

Spanning nearly two centuries of classical dancing, this ...

How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated ...

Jan Swafford's biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography ...

In 1971, Michael Blakemore joined the National Theatre as Associate Director under Laurence Olivier. The National, still based at the Old Vic, was at a moment of transition awaiting the ...

I've read the studies. No one has been able to draw a conclusive correlation between virtual behaviour and behaviour in-world.

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total ...

Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does ...

West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this orphaned landscape proved fertile ...

The award-winning director of Grizzly Man and Fiztcaraldo talks about his inspiring career in cinema.

This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which ...

Spanning his career from 1990 to 2013, this collection brings together plays by Neil LaBute that take an unflinching look at the turbulent relationships between men and women.

Filthy Talk ...

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his ...

In Directing Herbert White James Franco writes about making a film of Frank Bidart's poem, 'Herbert White'.

Though the main character is a necrophiliac, and a killer, the poem ...

The Midlands, 1984. Two young lads are about to learn what it is to be a miner, to be accepted into the close camaraderie and initiated into a unique workplace ...

A sale? Why not? Release all your wonderful treasures onto the open market and they are there for everyone to enjoy. It's a kind of emancipation, a setting them ...

'There are times in the theatre when you suddenly find yourself in the grip of silence. There is no fidgeting or coughing, no shifting about in seats: the audience's ...

France, 1096. Matthew, a young French knight, sets out on the First Crusade. Behind him he leaves a broken family, a crumbling ancestral farm and a teenage sister who must ...

And what does sorry mean? Nothing really. It's just a word. It's what people say when it's too late. It's a sorry little stick of a ...

Paul Brannigan & Ian Winwood

Metallica are the biggest metal band of all time. The California quartet have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammy Awards, and had five consecutive albums hit ...

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A tweedy purveyor of folklore; too many larks ascending and too much Linden Lea: no composer’s work has ever been more cruelly stereotyped than that of Ralph Vaughan Williams ...

Harrison Birtwistle and Fiona Maddocks

Harrison Birtwistle is recognised worldwide as one of the greatest of living composers. His music is both deeply original and highly personal, yet he has always been notoriously reticent about ...

What's a free telephone, when there are no private words?

Moscow, now. A small flat. One family, three generations, the same hangover. Life after communism is utterly different and ...

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