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 Real to reel2012-08-23 23:00:00
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242 What is British music?2012-08-10 19:50:00
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243 Religious art for atheists2012-07-27 16:25:00
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244 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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245 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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246 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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247 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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248 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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249 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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250 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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251 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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252 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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253 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

254 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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255 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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256 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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257 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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258 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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259 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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260 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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