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Ben Johnson's mastery of comedy, with, structure and more biting wit more than justifies this strong revival of The Royal Shakespeare's Production of The Alchemist at The Swan Theatre in Stratford- Upon - Avon.

Matteo Sedazzari was part-way through his latest social networking drive when we spoke, spreading the word about debut novel A Crafty Cigarette – Tales of a Teenage Mod while getting to grips with the ever-changing world of new media. 

Criticism is in a critical condition.

It’s seemingly never been harder to make it or to get work as a critic.


This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts events leading to the fall of the Bastille on July 14th 1789. Among the historical figures shown are Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Jacques Necker, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins and the Bastille's governor, Bernard de Launay. For more information on the fall of the Bastille and the French Revolution
Fifty years ago, Ken Loach’s TV drama Cathy Come Home was broadcast on the BBC. Horrified and shocked viewers watched one family’s downward spiral into the cruel,
I wrote this piece on my favorite writer in the early nineties for Positive Energy of Madness and soon after started a penpal friendship with him.
My lord, one thing is certain, and that’s that they’ll make musicals one day about the glamour-studded 1950s.
Colin MacInnes, “Absolute Beginners” 1959
Undoubtedly the internet has revolutionized communications across the globe. However, even with fingertip technology until January 2015 a consistent and reliable internet radio station was unobtainable.
Up until now the live experience of Salford’s official bard has eluded me for thirty one years, although why I’m not quite sure.

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