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Rogues & Vagabonds · 5d ago

Judi Dench | The Old Vic | Happy Birthday!

‘The girl with the week’s biggest break’ Dame Judi Dench returned to The Old Vic 60 years after she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia at 22. She discusses … Continue reading →
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1w ago

“Modern man… does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice.” – Art of Quotation

“Modern man, however, does not want to make any sacrifice, even though true affirmation of the self can only be expressed in sacrifice.”   Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian, director… Source: “Moder...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1W ago

Musty or momentous? Three forgotten hits are back on stage in London

One of the hoariest critical cliches is that if a play is neglected, it is usually with good reason. In fact, many plays gather dust simply because of the wilful … Continue reading →
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1W ago

Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the actor had … Continue rea...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 2W ago

Quote • CECIL BEATON • The Burtons

“I’ve always despised the Burtons for their vulgarity, commonness and crass bad taste. Richard Burton is as butch and coarse as only a Welshman can be. Elizabeth Taylor is everything … Conti...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1M ago

A Complete Break

My recent experience in hospital and the prospect of further investigations into other health problems has made me realise I need to take a complete break from blogging and social media, whi...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1M ago

The History Girls: Tamara Karsavina: Stravinsky’s First Firebird by Janie Hampton

This is the story of a British diplomat and a Russian prima ballerina caught up in the October 1917 Russian revolution, and their dramatic escape with their love-child. In old age, relatives...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1M ago

Rosemary Leach obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Stage and screen actor who was admired for her roles as Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road and Mrs Honeychurch in the 1985 film A Room With a View… … Continue reading →
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1M ago

Book Review: Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell. | Adventures In Historyland

When a writer chooses as their lead protagonist an actor and his main theme the theatre, possibilities abound. At first looking at Bernard Cornwell’s new novel “Fools and Mortals”… Source: …...
Rogues & Vagabonds · 1M ago

From Olivier’s dance of death to Picasso’s Quixote: the National Theatre’s poster power | Stage | The Guardian

An exhibition of highlights from the NT’s archive triggers memories of striking productions and shows how the poster imprints a play on the public’s imagination Source: From Olivier’s dance ...