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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281 Classical ballet and contemporary dance2011-01-14 19:16:00
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282 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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283 Does farce matter?2010-12-10
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Does farce matter?

Slapstick; sexual jealousy; and mistaken identity. At its best, farce can be sublime – its intricate plotting and sheer silliness combining to blissful comic effect. But should we take farce seriously, or is is mere lowbrow entertainment? What makes a good farce, and how should a director approach it? On the opening of Georges Feydeau’s 1907 farce 'A Flea in Her Ear' at the Old Vic in London, Jan Dalley puts these questions to its distinguished director, Sir Richard Eyre, who was artistic director of the National Theatre for a decade, and to Sarah Hemming, the FT's theatre critic. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown.…read more

284 The artist as businessman2010-12-03
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285 Miami Basel: the rise of Latin American art2010-12-03
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286 New opera: does it exist?2010-11-25 18:58:00
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287 Pop stars of a certain age2010-11-22
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288 Chekhov on the small screen2010-11-15 17:00:00
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289 Contemporary British art and the cult of celebrity2010-10-29 17:00:00
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290 Jan Dalley and Peter Aspden discuss A History of the World in 100 Objects2010-10-25 16:53:00
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291 Simon Schama on beasts and beastliness in contemporary art2010-10-14 23:49:00
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292 Shadow Catchers at the V&A2010-10-11 23:00:00
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293 Has Mad Men lost its mojo?2010-10-07 23:00:00
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294 Jan Dalley interviews Sir Nicholas Serota2010-10-06 23:00:00
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