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james woodall

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James wrote (1999-2010) for the Financial Times, The Economist and Dance Europe, mainly from Berlin. His books include a biography of Jorge Luis Borges, a study of Rio's music through the life and work of Chico Buarque, and an account of the marriage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He's now a writer back in England.

Articles By James Woodall

Rock Island Line: The Song That Made Britain Rock, BBC Four review - the early dawn of Britpop

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The Beatles: Made on Merseyside, BBC Four review - when the Fab Four were five

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theartsdesk Q&A: Theatre Producer Elyse Dodgson

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Titus Andronicus, RSC, Barbican review - blood will out

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Coriolanus, Barbican review - great, late Shakespeare compels but doesn't stun

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The Tempest, Barbican Theatre review - sound and fury at the expense of sense

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! review - without a little help from their friends

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Shakespeare Trilogy, Donmar at King's Cross

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10 Questions for Director Lucy Bailey

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

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The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach, BBC Four

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theartsdesk at the Holland Festival

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George Martin (1926-2016), record producer and 'fifth Beatle'

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Rio+Film, Barbican

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Hot August Night: The Beatles at Shea Stadium

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The Story of The Beatles' Last Song

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Rose Theatre review - new produc...

Brecht – as I suppose he intended – is always a shock to the system. With not a word on what to...

The Boy with Two Hearts, National Theatre review - poignant...

It’s particularly poignant to watch this story in the knowledge that a little over a year after US-led troops withdrew from Afghanistan, women and...

James IV: Queen of the Fight, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh re...

"The poem is real," intones entertainer-turned-courtier Ellen solemnly as a prologue and epilogue to Rona Munro’s...

Album: Broken Bells - Into the Blue

Not content with having released one of the best hip-hop albums in recent memory (Cheat Codes, alongside Black Thought), producer Brian...

Inside Man, BBC One review - strong cast trapped on a sinkin...

Screenwriter and showrunner Steven Moffat is renowned for some of his work, especially...

Lucian Freud: New Perspectives, National Gallery review - a...

There stands Lucian Freud in Reflection with Two Children (Self-portrait), 1965 (main picture) towering over you,...

Blu-ray: Nitram

Nitram is an object lesson in how to make a responsible film about a mass shooting, right down to not using the fame-seeking...

Only an Octave Apart, Wilton's Music Hall review - inst...

You know you’re in good company the minute these two appear on stage: they are so splendidly what they are, comfortable in their own skins and...

Jaminaround, Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne review - c...

The most unlikely venue: an extraordinary, authentic-as-can-be replica of a large Iron Age roundhouse. There’s a turf and grass roof, and the...

Andrew Murray: Is Socialism Possible in Britain? review - wh...

The title of Andrew Murray’s new book poses a question that also vexed...