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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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Album: Big Big Train - Welcome to the Planet

Six months after the release of Common Ground, neo-proggers Big Big Train return with another...

The Responder, BBC One review - the loneliness of the long-d...

Cops on the box… don’t we just love ‘em? From Jimmy Perez and Ted Hastings to Inspector Reid from Ripper Street and Stella Gibson from...

Bournemouth SO, Karabits, Lighthouse, Poole review - go east...

Focusing on music composed in the former countries of the old...

Tessa Hadley: Free Love review - the Sixties, the suburbs an...

Free Love opens in 1967 and remains within that heady era throughout; no flashbacks, no spanning of generations as in Hadley's wonderful...

Blu-ray: Champion

Champion (1949), one of many boxing films of the 1930s and...

Total Immersion: Music for the End of Time review - miracles...

History’s most grotesque act of cynicism has to be the model ghetto the...

America in Crisis, Saatchi Gallery review – a country in jeo...

America in Crisis revisits an exhibition staged in 1969 soon after Richard Nixon was elected President. Pictures taken by 18 Magnum...

LPO, Canellakis, Royal Festival Hall review - ecstatic sonor...

This remarkable evening should really have been more remarkable still. The unfortunate pianist Cédric Tiberghien took an official pre-travel Covid...

Album: Fiona Monbet – Maelström

Fiona Monbet is a phenomenal violinist with a huge expressive range. Her credentials, above all in...