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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sartre's vision of hell goes up in smoke | John Crace by John Crace

A new production transposes Sartre's existential ennui to the trauma of Argentina's Dirty War, but where are the fireworks?"Hell is other people" says Garcin towards the end of Sartre's play…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:18AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Alan Bennett on education by John Crace

Alan Bennett feels passionately about education, he tells John Crace - from the issues he raises in The History Boys to 'morally wrong' university tuition feesThere's a line in The History B…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:24AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

‘Man up, Hamlet, get thyself stuck in’ – Shakespeare digested by John Crace and John Sutherland

How best to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death? With parody, according to John Crace, who rewrites some famous scenes, and John Sutherland, who casts a critical eye over the fo…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:48AM
Friday, September 9, 2016

Pub Landlord Al Murray on his election strategy: ‘I could drink Nigel Farage and William Hague under the table’ by Jonathan Freedland, Peter Bradshaw, Ian Cobain, Imogen Fox, Richard Adams, Alexis Petridis, Amelia Gentleman, Susan Smillie, Jonathan Jones, Hugh Muir, Jay Rayner, Heather Stewart and John Crace

The comedian is to stand against Farage for South Thanet in the 2015 general election. But what are his guvnorment’s policies? Guardian experts question him on welfare, freedom, immigratio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:20AM
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour by Dita Von Teese – digested read by John Crace

‘Mais non! I have just noticed that I have yet again failed to get dressed – all I am wearing is stockings!’Hallo, my darlings. You’ve heard it all before. Downplay the eye makeup if…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:09PM
Friday, May 15, 2015

John Crace’s five-year plan for the arts by John Crace

A soap set in a food bank, the National Theatre relocating to Zurich, Gove TV … our cultural soothsayer imagines what the arts will look like under our new government Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:45PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pub Landlord Al Murray on his election strategy: ‘I could drink Nigel Farage and William Hague under the table’ by Joanthan Freedland, Peter Bradshaw, Ian Cobain, Imogen Fox, Richard Adams, Alexis Petridis, Amelia Gentleman, Susan Smillie, Jonathan Jones, Hugh Muir, Jay Rayner, Heather Stewart and John Crace

The comedian is to stand against Farage for South Thanet in the 2015 general election. But what are his guvnorment’s policies? Guardian experts question him on welfare, freedom, immigratio…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00PM
Sunday, December 1, 2013

Why there's nothing wrong with being bored by opera by John Crace

Do you find opera tedious? Do bits of Shakespeare send you to sleep? Well, you're not alone. David Hare, Julian Barnes and John Eliot Gardiner talk to John Crace about the importance of bei…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:00PM
Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart - review by John Crace

German Club, AdelaideThe upstairs bar of the German Club in Adelaide has probably had more than its fair share of rowdy nights, but there can't have been many where the rowdiness has come wi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:55PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Man, Two Guvnors: the tour de farce reaches Adelaide by John Crace

Not even a nervous guide dog on opening night can halt the irrepressible momentum of the National's runaway hitPlanning only gets you so far. After more than 100 performances as Francis Hens…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:47AM
Friday, December 21, 2012

'Why should severely disabled kids be denied theatre?' by John Crace

John Crace meets people behind the scenes of Oily Cart, a charity being supported by the Guardian and Observer appealThe performance of In a Pickle starts with Baa-r-baa-ra and the other she…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:30AM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fiona Shaw: 'I prepared for True Blood by going to witches' meetings' by John Crace

The acclaimed Irish performer talks about the call from Hollywood that every actor dreams aboutLet's start with True Blood ...We're going to end with True Blood, too, aren't we?Er, no. …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TV review: Timeshift; True Stories by John Crace

Timeshift's history of the circus was short on historical rigour – but, boy, talk about nostalgiaAfter some pointless Monty Python title graphics – I guess the producer couldn't resist t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:00PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How to ... morris dance by John Crace

Morris dancing is a dying tradition. You can help save this great country dance from extinction, with the instruction of David Seaborne, foreman of the Westminster Morris Men Continue readin…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM

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