FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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241 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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242 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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Interview with playwright Simon Stephens

The Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens is often drawn to dark subjects. “Pornography” tackled the 2005 London bombings; “Punk Rock” depicted violence at an English private school; and his controversial recent play “Three Kingdoms” shed light on the European sex trade. Now, Stephens’ adaptations of two classics – one old, one new – are about to open in London: a rewriting of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and a dramatisation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He talks to Jan Dalley and Sarah Hemming. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

243 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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244 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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245 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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246 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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247 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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248 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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249 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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250 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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251 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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252 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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253 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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254 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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255 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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256 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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257 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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258 Woody Allen redux?2012-01-10 17:49:00
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259 'Mile 54' by Amy Waldman2011-12-30 22:00:00
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260 Margin Call and the financial thriller2011-12-16 16:24:00
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