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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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Reissue CDs Weekly: John Mayall - The First Generation

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Blu Ray/DVD : The Tin Drum

Volker Schlöndorff’s brilliant adaptation of Günter Grass’s 1959 novel The Tin Drum hasn’t aged one bit: just as the book and film’s main...

Album: Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs

What’s all this? Female voices, guitars, a song lasting over four minutes… harmonies? Have Britain’s savviest...

10 Questions for Musician and Broadcaster Cerys Matthews

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Blithe Spirit review - cloth-eared Coward

Noel Coward's 1941 comedy was one of the...

Gillam, Hallé, Bloxham, Hallé online review - music of poetr...

Jonathan Bloxham makes his debut as conductor with the Hallé Orchestra in the third of the...

Album: Skyway Man - The World Only Ends When You Die

When the concept album first properly took flight, in the late 1960s...

Dear Comrades! review - Andrei Konchalovsky exposes the Sovi...

Veteran Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky has gone back to...

Blu-ray: The Night Porter

The Night Porter depicts the consuming sadomasochistic love affair of an...