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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261 Interactive theatre and the role of the audience2011-12-09 18:43:00
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262 Enough Hamlet?2011-11-18 18:13:00
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263 Postmodernism: what's not to like?2011-09-20 11:50:00
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264 Ken Loach on political filmmaking2011-09-06 17:15:00
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265 The late, great Amy Winehouse2011-07-29 16:15:00
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266 Is this a golden age for children’s theatre?2011-07-19 15:20:00
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267 Edinburgh Festival 2011 Preview2011-07-15 16:49:00
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268 Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life2011-07-07 16:45:00
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269 Pop festivals, retromania and the iCloud2011-06-12 16:00:00
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270 Venice Biennale preview2011-05-25 15:02:00
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271 3D or not 3D?2011-04-01 14:46:00
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272 Musicals: serious art or just plain silly?2011-03-01 15:45:00
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273 Oscars 2011 preview2011-02-25 15:35:00
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274 Anna Nicole: the opera2011-02-18 18:10:00
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275 Brit Awards preview2011-02-14
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276 Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama2011-01-28 17:09:00
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277 Classical ballet and contemporary dance2011-01-14 19:16:00
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Classical ballet and contemporary dance

As the Royal Ballet rehearses Christopher Wheeldon's 'Alice in Wonderland', its first new full-length ballet in 15 years, Peter Aspden talks to Royal Ballet principal Tamara Rojo, Sadler’s Wells artistic director Alistair Spalding and FT critic Clement Crisp. Does 'Alice' represent a return to traditional values? Are ballet companies doing enough to encourage new work? And, what is the relationship between classical ballet and contemporary work? Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

278 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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279 Does farce matter?2010-12-10
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280 The artist as businessman2010-12-03
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