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India: The Best Audience For Shakespeare In The World

The Daily Telegraph Book of Imperial and Commonwealth Obituaries EDITED BY DAVID TWISTON DAVIES DAILY TELEGRAPH, £19.99 W hile I was reading David Twiston Davies’s latest......

A Spirited Gallop Through 1,000 Years Of Wedlock

The English Marriage BY MAUREEN WALLER JOHN MURRAY , £25 T his book is a spirited gallop through 1,000 years of wedlock. Beginning with the Norman Conquest, when new laws made......

Books In Brief

Letter-writing has become an ancient, almost forgotten, art form in this age of instant communications, so a volume of Evelyn Waugh’s letters is a thing of great joy. Waugh did......

Our Pick Of The Week Music

Mass in B Minor BARBICAN HALL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor was the culmination of about 30 years’ work, completed just before his death in 1749. Next......

Cinema

Alice in Wonderland PG CERT, 108 MINS Tim Burton re-imagines Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with his usual gothic darkness and surrealism. Alice, played by Mia Wasikowska,......

Theatre

Private Lives......

Vaudeville Theatre, London Wc2

Noël Coward’s best comedy is regularly revived. Amanda and Elyot, two glib, irritating, promiscuous egoists, who can’t bear to be apart, and yet quarrel all the time when they......

Television

Wonders of the Solar System BBC TWO, 9PM, SUNDAY, MARCH 7 The BBC has found a fresh-faced young physicist to knock the starch out of science. Prof Brian Cox knows his stuff: he......

An Education

E1 ENTERTAINMENT, £19.99 Novelist Nick Hornby wrote the screenplay for this coming-of-age drama, based on the memoirs of Fleet Street legend Lynn Barber, considered the finest......

Under The Great White Northern Lights

BEGGARS BANQUET, £16.99 In the summer of 2007 a twomember band set out on one of the strangest tours in rock history. Their aim: to play in every province and territory of......