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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FT Life of a Song

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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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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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Shakespeare: lost in translation?

Nelson Mandela once said, “Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us.” This year, the bard is saying it in 37 languages. Globe to Globe, a six-week festival starting on April 21 at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, presents all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, each by a different international theatre company. But what is lost in translation? Can other countries really do Shakespeare better than Britain? And how do the plays relate to the world today? Jan Dalley is joined by Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe; Professor Robert Grant, formerly of Glasgow University; and Peter Aspden, the FT’s arts writer. Roger Granville, producer of the Dari Persian "The Comedy of Errors" from Kabul, joins down the line. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

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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