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Coronaclassical 10: Fiddling While Rome Burns

Ultra-Darwinism in the UK arts. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 4: Missing You

It’s about the journey rather than the destination. Continue reading

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Why Tosca Dies

“…it feels like a bleakly amoral story, with an almost nihilistically hopeless conclusion.” Continue reading

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Wagner: What Wotan Wants

“It seems hard to sneak a look at God’s cards. But that He plays dice is something that I cannot believe for a single moment.” Continue reading

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Wagner: Why Siegmund?

‘Something must be done. This is something. Therefore we must do it.’ Continue reading

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Wagner: Don’t bump into the furniture

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Orally Fixated

I’ve read every single Maigret novel, and yet I couldn’t tell you a single detail about any of the plots except that he often goes into a bar for a marc. Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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Nixon / Nixon / Nixon

“…even with such an almost endless wealth of material, both factual and fictional, to chew on, you only ever feel you’re scratching the surface of Nixon’s innermost thoughts and motivations.” Continue reading

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Acting outside the 98

“In other words, great acting and awful acting are not as far apart as logic might suggest.” Continue reading

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