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Reviews of plays, performances and literature old and new
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Quotation marks – where do these literary titles come from? Quiz

Quotation marks – where do these literary titles come from? Quiz | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Henry Ellison: You know the books, but do you know where the authors found their names? Find out with our fiendish questions about the books behind the books
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The 100 best novels: No 71 – The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1951)

The 100 best novels: No 71 – The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1951) | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Graham Greene’s moving tale of adultery and its aftermath ties together several vital strands in his work, writes Robert McCrum
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The 100 best novels: No 70 – Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)

The 100 best novels: No 70 – Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949) | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
George Orwell’s dystopian classic cost its author dear but is arguably the best-known novel in English of the 20th century, writes Robert McCrum
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Cricket And Poetry: A History

Cricket And Poetry: A History | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Author and literary critic Robert Winder runs through the best and worst of cricket poems as part of All Out Cricket's culture special.
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Mark Lawson’s top 10 theatre of 2014

Mark Lawson’s top 10 theatre of 2014 | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge stunned at the Young Vic, Sondheim’s Assassins satirised with success, King Charles III did nothing, magnificently, and a startling Anything Goes is out and about to tour, writes Mark Lawson
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The best children’s books of 2014

The best children’s books of 2014 | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
If it’s all right with you, I’d like to launch a campaign please. Right here. You may be wanting me to cut to the chase and just recommend some children’s…
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The top 10 words invented by writers

The top 10 words invented by writers | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites
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The Best Children's Books of 2014

The Best Children's Books of 2014 | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Children's librarians and families selected their fave titles from the thousands published this year. Put these on your gift list!
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Typewriters and their owners: famous authors at work – in pictures

Typewriters and their owners: famous authors at work – in pictures | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
As Tom Hanks announces that he is to publish a collection of short stories inspired by his love of typewriters, we remember some of the other writers who have cherished them, across the ages
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David Edgar: ‘Ukip is my territory. I suspect I am going to write about that’

David Edgar: ‘Ukip is my territory. I suspect I am going to write about that’ | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
As his Iron Curtain Trilogy opens in London, the playwright talks to Mark Lawson about depicting the last 50 years of British life on the stage
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Shakespeare: ten amazing places to watch his plays in 2014

Shakespeare: ten amazing places to watch his plays in 2014 | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, see one of his plays at these incredible locations
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The Princess Diaries – A Series of Fiction

The Princess Diaries – A Series of Fiction | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
A ten books series fiction, written by Meg Cabot, is appreciated by teens all over the world. Meg Cabot has received many awards for it and was also titled The Best Selling Author for this particular
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Top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers

Top 10 books for  reluctant and dyslexic readers | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
From Wimpy Kid to Goth Girl, Tom Palmer shares his hand-on-heart recommendations of books to help encourage a lifelong love of reading
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Thomas Hardy novel bleakest – infographic

Thomas Hardy novel bleakest – infographic | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Death, poverty and loss stalk the fiction of Thomas Hardy. But which of his novels is the grimmest? Take a look at this definitive guide to a grandmaster of misery
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TS Eliot 50 years on – quiz

TS Eliot 50 years on – quiz | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
One of the 20th century's most influential poets, Eliot died 50 years ago this month. He often wrote of the fragility of memory, but much do you recall about his work?
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George Orwell’s jail time confirmed by unseen court records

George Orwell’s jail time confirmed by unseen court records | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Author’s wilful arrest for drunkenness in order to experience prison while researching Down and Out in Paris and London had been questioned, but research confirms truth
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Rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio found in France

Rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio found in France | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
A rare copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio is discovered by a librarian in France who was dusting off books for an upcoming exhibition.
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13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare

13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Like Precalculus and Newton's laws, Shakespeare's plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: "When will I ever need to know about this in real life?" Turns out, pretty often. Shakespeare can be credi...
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Lost Dylan Thomas notebook may cast light on his most impenetrable poems

Lost Dylan Thomas notebook may cast light on his most impenetrable poems | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Thomas’s mother-in-law had ordered that the notebook be burned; her servant saved it for posterity in a paper bag
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The top 10 books about reading

The top 10 books about reading | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Top 10: Books about books, where literature is integral to life, are a genre in themselves, as terrific titles by authors from Nicholson Baker to Geoff Dyer very readably show
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The 100 best novels: No 60 – Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (1938)

The 100 best novels: No 60 – Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (1938) | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
Evelyn Waugh’s Fleet Street satire remains sharp, pertinent and memorable, writes Robert McCrum
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Top five most scathing book reviews

Top five most scathing book reviews | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
From ‘half-baked nonsense’ to a ‘stink in the nostrils’, Alison Flood rounds up five of the most damning book reviews ever. But what’s your favourite hatchet job?
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6 Must-Read New Books for Fall 2014

6 Must-Read New Books for Fall 2014 | Theatre and Books | Scoop.it
The Pacific Realist gives you the rundown on six new books he is most excited about.
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