This week's arts diary
Could there be a 'German bailout' for the RSC? The award refusal that was refused, and will Glasgow get a Turner?
Thomas Ostermeier's widely acclaimed production of Hamlet, which the director brought to London last week from his home theatre the Schaubühne in Berlin, has set theatrical tongues wagging, despite the fact that the first night was cancelled due to the strikes (which caused me to miss it). Mad and messy, radical and muddy, it was, wrote the Guardian's Lyn Gardner, not for a single second dull. And how many domestic Shakespeare productions can you say that of? (And I'm afraid I'm not excluding the other London Hamlet with Michael Sheen at the Young Vic.)
Tuesday, 6 December, 2011
- JK Rowling's first novel for adults draws on her struggles with poverty
- John Keats was an opium addict, claims a new biography of the poet
- Bilbo Baggins at 75
- Emma Thompson: By the Book
- ArtsBeat: Stephen King's 'Misery' Back From the Dead in Bucks County
- Pottermore goes back to school with new content
- Elmore Leonard to be honoured by National Book Foundation
- Stranger, young adult novel with gay hero, acquired by publisher
- Books of The Times: ‘This Is How You Lose Her,’ by Junot Díaz
- Neil Young quits drugs and alcohol
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