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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Equality for women in theatre and the arts | Letters by Letters

The status quo, where male experience dominates British theatre, will continue as long as the unelected quango, the Arts Council, refuses to challenge this sexual apartheid (Editorial, 15 De…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36PM
Monday, December 5, 2016

Women who are making their way to centre stage | Letters by Letters

There is still a pressing need for challenging male dominance in theatre, and we need the Guardian to include the wider view (Editorial, 15 October). Harriet Walter’s plea to artistic dire…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:31PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Emma Rice’s Globe: Shakespeare’s work as you like it, or a comedy of errors? | Letters by Letters

I am surprised by the Globe’s decision to part ways with its artistic director. Chief executive Neil Constable praises Emma Rice for her “mould-breaking” productions but explains that …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:04PM
Monday, October 24, 2016

No shame in Shakespeare sharing the wryhting credits | Letters by Letters

Marlowe and Shakespeare were both playwrights (Marlowe finally credited among cast of Bard’s co-writers, 24 October). When first coined by Ben Jonson in his Epigrams, the word had a distin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:55PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Shakespeare’s violent world was never drug-free | Letters by Letters

The heading of your review of the Globe Theatre’s Imogen, “Sex, drugs and gang war erupt…” (26 September), could just as well be a strapline for a number of Shakespeare’s plays, an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:20PM
Friday, September 2, 2016

Branagh fails the Wall test as Archie Rice | Letters by Letters

As a member of the Max Wall Society – known as bricks – I was fascinated to read Michael Billington’s review of The Entertainer (31 August). Max Wall himself played Archie Rice in John…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:51PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Live screenings from regional stages, please | Brief letters by Letters

Live screenings | Northern heathens | Hygiene-obsessed Americans | Swedish vocabulary | DishonoursYour correspondents are too quick to praise live screenings (Letters, 2 August). Live screen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:40PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tips for when the phone scammers call | Brief letters by Letters

Telephone scams | Kander and Ebb | Clear Skies | Washing your handsYour article about scammers (How a phone call from ‘the bank’ cost an unsuspecting couple their life savings, 30 July) …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:44PM
Monday, July 18, 2016

Oldham Coliseum’s efforts on racial diversity in theatre | Letters by Letters

We applaud the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation’s commission of Danuta Kean’s research into opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) performers in British musical theatre …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:24PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Europe is a common market that trades in ideas as well as materials | Letter from David Chipperfield by Letters

In dismissing the opinions of those he refers to as “luvvies” (The luvvies’ Brexit letter only shows most people vote with their wallets,, 20 May), Simon Jenkins ensure…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:03PM
Sunday, May 29, 2016

A cheap take on The Threepenny Opera | Letters by Letters

The Threepenny Opera at the English National Theatre (Songs for the louche and low-life, 28 May) gave that theatre an unparalleled opportunity to intervene in our public life, as the authors…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:40PM
Monday, May 16, 2016

Did the National Theatre’s Connections festival change your life? | Letter from Rufus Norris by Letters

Twenty-one years ago teachers and directors began telling the National Theatre that they wanted relevant and challenging new plays for young actors. We responded by launching Connections, ou…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:18PM
Friday, April 22, 2016

Unmasking the past in Shakespeare’s plays | Letters by Letters

Jonathan Bate (Umasked, G2, 21 April) tracks Shakespeare’s storytelling of “the old, old story” back to the “magic, myth and metamorphosis” of Ovid but perhaps there are …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:49PM
Monday, April 18, 2016

Arnold Wesker’s influences and time in prison | Letters by Letters

Julia Pascal made reference to Arnold Wesker’s short spell at the London School of Film Technique (Obituary, 14 April). In a letter he sent me in 1968 he announced “the greatest impact c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:33PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Don’t dismiss Harold Wilson’s legacy of liberalisation | Letters by Letters

Nicholas de Jongh is, to say the least, uncharitable in his dismissal of Harold Wilson’s reputation as a liberal reformer on two issues close to Mr de Jongh’s heart (Letters, 14 March).O…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:52PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Harold Wilson was no liberalising reformer | Letters by Letters

Anne Perkins paints a misleading picture of Harold Wilson when describing him as the PM who presided over great liberalising reforms that paved the way for modest decriminalisation of homose…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:22PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Privilege, not fashion, is the reason for posh actor posse | Letters by Letters

I just love these stories from actors who went to public school denying that it helped them in any way to get a job (Working-class actors don’t land the best roles because ‘it’s fashio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:01PM
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ice-cool appearance by Alan Rickman at the Almeida bar | Letters by Letters

In 1995 I left at the reception desk of the West Yorkshire Playhouse a copy of our son Nat’s poems, The Mountain Man, collected by my husband on Nat’s death at 20 in 1992, in the hope th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:54PM
Friday, January 15, 2016

When Alan Rickman was a star at the bar | Letters by Letters

My wife and I went to the Almeida Theatre in Islington several years ago. Alan Rickman was in the audience (Obituary, 14 January). At the interval we went to the bar. Rickman walked in and t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:04PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Short shrift for curbs on Labour donations | Letters by Letters

Government moves to reduce Short money and to make it harder for trade union members to give subscriptions to the Labour party are blatant gerrymandering (Labour fears £6m funding cris…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:02PM
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Imaginative approach to Shakespeare works | Letters from Michael Holroyd, Davie Laing, Francis O’Neill and Christine Hillier by Letters

The Guardian suggests that Shakespeare should have one of his less well-known plays produced at Stratford-upon-Avon during this 400th anniversary (This year, more than ever, the play’s the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:06PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cymbeline, the First Folio and a spidery hand | Letters by Letters

Rowland Wymer (Letters, 18 December) refers to original sources which would logically lead to Innogen’s protagonist being called Giacomo. Simon Forman, the other source for “misspelling�…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:07PM
Friday, December 18, 2015

Metropolitan cultural mafia in concert once more | Letters by Letters

The proposed £278m concert hall (Report, 17 December) is a prima facie case of the metropolitan cultural mafia at work. The problem with the arts in England is there is no concrete pol…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:09PM

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s not so pretty origins by Letters

Your review of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (18 December) reminded me of how Ian Fleming came up with the name. Soldiers in the Far East had to ask for a permission slip, a chitty, to leave …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:51PM
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Much ado about a possible misprint | Letters by Letters

The argument that “Imogen” in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline is a misprint for “Innogen” does not depend solely on Simon Forman’s account of a contemporary performance (Letters, 16 Dece…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:40PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Imogen beats Innogen when it comes to Shakespeare’s Cymbeline | Letters by Letters

In her review of Cymbeline (12 December), Lyn Gardner refers to the heroine as Innogen, and states that the more common use of Imogen is a misspelling. This theory is based on a 1611 diary e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:56PM
Sunday, December 6, 2015

Get McKinty – he’s up there with Elmore | Letters by Letters

I am sorry to see that your roundup of the year’s best thrillers (Review, 5 December) makes no mention of Adrian McKinty, whose intelligent, razor sharp thrillers star a deeply flawed Roya…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:05PM
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Smuggled delights of The L-Shaped Room | Letters by Letters

Lynne Reid Banks (Letters, 30 November) seems to have forgotten that an adult view of what 12-year-olds should or should not read makes absolutely no difference at all: her own compassionate…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:34PM
Monday, November 23, 2015

How Waterstones thrives without the sound of muzak | Letters by Letters

Your article about the extraordinary turnaround in the fortunes of Waterstones (21 November) omits to mention another reason why so many of us have returned to shop in the store. Soon after …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:36PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015

The play’s still the thing, even on the big screen | Letters by Letters

I was horrified by the inference from Jennifer Gale (Letters, 18 November) that cinematic presentations of live plays include close-ups. Why on earth can’t the whole play be seen in the ro…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:24PM
Monday, November 16, 2015

Win-win tactic for befuddling pollsters | Letters by Letters

“I don’t get people wanting to watch live theatre beamed into a cinema,” says Peter Bradshaw (Another Fiennes mess, My Week, 14 November). And so, Peter, we can assume that you, say, l…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:08PM

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