Archaelogists say Sumerian plaque dating from around 2400BC may have been lootedAn ancient sculpture is to be returned to Iraq after it was secretly smuggled out of the country and offered for sale in the UK – only to be seized by the Metropolitan police.The previously unknown Sumerian temple plaque, dating from about 2400BC, is being repatriated
dimanche 27 Septembre 2020 14:09
From live-streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soonRemember theatre? What it was like to share your space with strangers, to sit back and watch people pretend? In his witty, bittersweet short film, the brilliant choreographer and performer Ben Duke looks back from some imagined futur
dimanche 27 Septembre 2020 13:09
The Observer revisits six theatre bosses appointed in 2019 to discuss the existential threat to their industry, and the fightbackLast summer, the Observer profiled a group of newly-appointed artistic directors – a fresh surge of talent taking its place at the top of six of our best-loved theatre companies. A notably diverse cohort, they were burs
dimanche 27 Septembre 2020 11:09
From Ant and Dec, through the Rodham-Clintons, to the Knowles-Carters, some people work better when they’re part of a duoThere is something about the “power of two” in our culture, a unique, contained bond that can form between two people and generate a particular catalysing spark. We are fascinated by “odd couples” but not odd trios; we
dimanche 27 Septembre 2020 10:09
Hilary Mantel s latest novel is not worthy of the Booker? If that s the way you feel … | Candice Carty-Williams
So much of the publishing industry is shaped by pure emotion – and the Booker prize is no exception“Too many debuts/Americans/same names … ” Every year, without fail, the Booker prize shortlist ruffles feathers. Well, not just the shortlist, as we saw from last year’s joint winners. This year’s “drama” surrounds the double Booker wi
samedi 26 Septembre 2020 07:09
I have so much to say : Cree author David A. Robertson on writing everything from graphic novels...
The American artist turns the still-life cliche, a bowl of fruit, into a crazed Raft of the MedusaA weekly Guide column in which we dissect the influences and interpretations of a work of art Continue reading...
vendredi 25 Septembre 2020 09:09