The Monocle Arts Review

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9 March 2018

Episode 564

45 minutes


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We get to grips with this week’s theatre openings in London with the critic Matt Wolf and leaf through some new book releases with John Mitchinson, publisher at Unbound. Plus: we visit an exhibition in Dublin that examines our relationship with authenticity and all things fake. Andrew Mueller presents.

9 March 2018

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Theatre review with Matt Wolf

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As four productions of Shakespearean tragedy ‘Macbeth’ hit the UK this month, theatre critic Matt Wolf assesses whether the National Theatre’s iteration can stand out. Wolf also reviews the lesser-known Tennessee Williams play ‘Summer and Smoke’, which has just opened at the Almeida Theatre.

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Book review with John Mitchinson

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John Mitchinson, publisher at Unbound, reviews Lucy Mangan’s ‘Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading’ and recommends the upcoming novel by Diana Evans, ‘Ordinary People’.

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Chapter 3

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The global countdown: Colombia

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We have some Latin American pop music in this week’s countdown as Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes us through the top songs in Colombia.

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