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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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Kanneh-Mason, Terfel, RPO, Philharmonia Chorus, Petrenko, RA...

75 years after Sir Thomas Beecham founded the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it’s sobering to reflect that without this one person’s hubris and...

Thomas Hardy: Fate, Exclusion and Tragedy, Sky Arts review –...

Born in 1840, Thomas Hardy lived a life of in-betweens. Modern yet traditional, the son of a builder who went on to become a famous...

Mixing it Up, Hayward Gallery review - a glorious celebratio...

The 31 artists in Mixing it Up all live in this country, but a third of them were born elsewhere – in countries including Belgium, China...

Camp Siegfried, Old Vic review - the banality of evil, brill...

A stealthily powerful play gets the production of its dreams in Camp Siegfried, which marks a high-profile UK presence for the American...

Ben Howard, Royal Festival Hall review - authentic and reass...

Ben Howard is a man of very few words, unless of course, there’s a...

Esther Yoo, Yekwon Sunwoo, Wigmore Hall review - Korean duo...

The duo partnership between violinist Esther Yoo and...

The Lodger, Coronet Theatre review - underdeveloped family d...

The Coronet Theatre is a beautiful space – it’s a listed Victorian building, and the bar’s like something out of a film about Oscar Wilde....

Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle review - period piece speak...

More than once, reading Colson Whitehead’s latest novel Harlem Shuffle, the brilliant Josh and Benny Safdie movie Uncut...

DVD/Blu-ray: The Servant

Switching between upstairs and downstairs makes your soul melt, in this first of three Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter...