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Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Book)
Posted in: Books, Reviews

Author Liz Ziemska describes herself as a ‘writer of slightly strange fiction’ and her latest book, steeped in the wonders of complex mathematics and the snatched innocence of childhood, holds true to this. Set in a Jewish community in Warsaw, Poland, six-year-old Benoit lives a comfortable life with his dentist mother, tailor father and younger […]

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Theatre

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    The Theatre of Quantum Physics
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    JUDGING by the physics-themed theatre productions cropping up in autumn, it’s going to be a pretty cerebral November in both the theatre Fringe and the West End. And even if you don’t know your Newton’s from your Einsteins, it will hopefully prove an entertaining challenge to get your head round quantum physics on the London […]

  • Adam & Eve…and Steve (Musical)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    It’s just as well in previous incarnations the Kings Head Theatre, the first pub theatre since Shakespeare’s day, was once used as a boxing ring because the near fisticuffs that follow when Adam is being fought over by Eve and his camp ‘best friend forever’ Steve, might have called for a return to the pugilistic […]

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    The original title of this Oscar Wilde play was The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. Wilde added the extra as if concerned we might miss the point. Don’t worry Oscar ‘we get it! And it’s heartening how the comedy elements have passed the test of time, perhaps because of ‘serious’ […]

  • Doctor Faustus (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Most are familiar with Christopher Marlowe’s play and the seven deadly sins which haunt Doctor Faustus in this Elizabethan tragedy. Few may be aware that Faustus is described in the traditional Chorus as being from ‘base stock’ yet ambitious enough to become a physician and professor of divinity at Wittenberg University. Even then his undeniable […]

  • Happy Birthday William Shakespeare
    Posted in: Highlights

    The exhibition and tour of the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is open everyday with a paid ticket. However, on the occasion of Shakespeare’s birthday that falls on April 23, the Globe threw open its doors to the public to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday over the weekend on Sunday, April 19 that included free entrance to the exhibition […]