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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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Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre review - James McAvoy...

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theartsdesk Q&A: Conductor Semyon Bychkov in Prague

It's a very big deal for musical Prague: Czechia's symphonic...

Elizabeth Is Missing, BBC One review - a tender but tough-mi...

In films, as in life, unreliable narrators are not hard to find. But there is something remarkable about the unreliable narrator of Elizabeth...

The Cave review - heroic Syrian hospital workers

War crimes are war crimes, irrespective of the victims’...

Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Wickham, K...

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CD: Los Lobos - LLegó Navidad

In a season awash with limp carols, dodgy glam-rock and schmaltzy jazz, all credit to Los Lobos for coming up...

Lucy in the Sky review - Portman falls from orbit

Best-known for his TV series Legion and Fargo, director Noah Hawley makes...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vo...

“I was just released from the hospital…the doctor told me that the medicine can’t do me no good. They told me what I have is beyond medical...

So Long, My Son review - an intimate Chinese epic

Two young boys play by the water. Soon, one is dead. This enigmatic tragedy is the core of a four-decade...