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Bww TV: Watch Highlights from Lookingglass Theatre Company's Acrobatic Hard Times

Lookingglass Theatre Company opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Hard Times runs now through January 14, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan Ave at Pearson. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below
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Geoffrey Burgon obituary

Composer of television and film scores for Brideshead Revisited and Monty Python, as well as many concert and stage works

The composer Geoffrey Burgon, who has died aged 69 after a short illness, wrote some of the most memorable music for television drama of recent decades. He was also versatile and prolific, producing a wealth of refined, compelling music in many other genres.

Though an old friend, Geoff, born in Hampshire, wasn't my friend to begin with. He was my elder brother Nigel's best mate at Pewley school, Guildford, in Surrey. It was there that my brother persuaded Geoff to buy a trumpet so that he could play alongside Nigel's clarinet in the school jazz band. But his ambitions to be a jazz trumpeter were thwarted by his yearning to write music. He taught himself notation while he was still at school, played the trumpet in a local youth orchestra, and
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Geoffrey Burgon obituary

Composer of television and film scores for Brideshead Revisited and Monty Python, as well as many concert and stage works

The composer Geoffrey Burgon, who has died aged 69 after a short illness, wrote some of the most memorable music for television drama of recent decades. He was also versatile and prolific, producing a wealth of refined, compelling music in many other genres.

Though an old friend, Geoff, born in Hampshire, wasn't my friend to begin with. He was my elder brother Nigel's best mate at Pewley school, Guildford, in Surrey. It was there that my brother persuaded Geoff to buy a trumpet so that he could play alongside Nigel's clarinet in the school jazz band. But his ambitions to be a jazz trumpeter were thwarted by his yearning to write music. He taught himself notation while he was still at school, played the trumpet in a local youth orchestra, and
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

The Wire re-up: season five, episode eight – the Dickensian aspects

Spoiler Alert: This weekly blog is for those who have already seen the show in its entirety. This week: what does The Wire have in common with Charles Dickens?

The Wire: the book

The Wire Re-up: The Guardian Guide to the Greatest TV Show Ever Made is out now from Guardian Books, and available in all good bookshops. The book features blogposts on every episode from all five seasons, plus interviews with the cast and features on the show – as well as many, many of your comments, which have made this blog the great forum it is. Buy the book by clicking here.

Season five, episode eight

Is The Wire Dickensian? David Simon dislikes the comparison. In this recent Vice magazine interview he admits a similarity in the "scope of society through the classes" covered by The Wire and Charles Dickens, but says he feels his treatment of the
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The Playboy Of The Western World & More Set For Pearl Theater Co 2009/10 Season

The Pearl Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2009/2010 Season, produced for the first time at New York City Center Stage II. The season includes the eccentric, spirited comedy The Playboy Of The Western World by J.M. Synge, directed by incoming artistic director J.R. Sullivan; Bernard Shaw's giddy comedy Misalliance; a whirlwind adaptation of Charles Dickens' Hard Times by Stephen Jeffreys; and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy.
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