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The Winter’s Tale – Lyceum

From tragedy to joy – surely there is no more satisfying a turn around to be found in any Shakespeare play, and in this magnificent production of “The Winter’s Tale” directed by Max Webster the extreme range of our emotions are tweaked and engaged.

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The Trial – King’s Theatre

As a lover of theatre, but an amateur opera goer, I approached “The Trial” at the King’s Theatre with rather wary caution. Philip Glass scores Franz Kafka….it could be a daunting combination.

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Bringing Fife to the Open Eye

Two Fife-based artists, Charles MacQueen RSW, RGI  and Christine Woodside RGI, are currently exhibiting their work at the Open Eye Gallery.

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Love Denied – Margaret Lynette Sharp

Elizabeth teaches piano from the drawing room of her family home. She’s thirty-one, she lives with her overbearing parents, and it’s 1950s Australia – it’s time for a life of her own.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a hugely successful novel by Joan Lindsey that resonated so strongly in its native Australia that the story came to be thought of as true, later becoming an internationally acclaimed film.

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Dinner at the Blaws-Baxters’ – Andrew Sclater

Andrew Sclater’s first collection of poetry, Dinner at the Blaws-Baxters’ is both a celebration and lamentation of his ‘noble and ignoble ancestry’ with all the comedic and tragedic moments that suggests.

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