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Reading recommendations: Lots of new books for performing arts people

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Oliver Ford Davies is an unusual actor because he’s also an accomplished academic – that makes him a pretty cerebral blend of practical and theoretical.  His latest book Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters (for Bloomsbury – in its Arden Shakespeare series) is a fascinating reflection of his dual approach. There are so many fathers of daughters […]

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Three shows that prove theatre really does transform young lives

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Need more proof that drama transforms young lives? I think most of us are already convinced but if you need evidence to support an argument with the unenlightened then I’ve seen three in the last week. First there was The Midnight Gang at Chickenshed (awful place to get to from London’s deep south but always […]

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