As an actor, director, theatre manager, you might argue that Kenneth Branagh is in the business of emotionally moving people. But what, you might wonder, moves Branagh himself? In the offices of the rehearsal studio where he is preparing for a new production of John Osborne's play The Entertainer, Branagh gives the question some thought.
Forty-seven years on, Mick Brown reveals how the hippie dream peddled by the Woodstock Festival was doomed to fail. It is perhaps ironic that the artist who, for many, most defines the Woodstock Festival was not actually there.
It was once said of Don DeLillo that he was a writer with an "ostentatiously gloomy view of American society". He disagrees, although he acknowledges that his work has seldom offered "comfort". Provocation, pleasure in the play of language and ideas - yes. But comfort, no.
As anybody who watched him playing the role of Thomas Cromwell, chief minister to Henry VIII, in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall will know, Mark Rylance has an extraordinary way with silence. The pause, the almost imperceptible shifts in facial expression that seemed to contain an infinity of possible thoughts, meanings and interpretations.
By Mick Brown, Friday 15th July 2016 The track - although you could hardly call it that -where, as a young pupil at the Waldensia Primary School, Usain Bolt first stretched his legs as a runner is a ragged and bumpy patch of grass, a step away from the single-track road leading to the village of Sherwood Content.
On a sunny morning in May, in the week of Yom HaShoah, the day on which Israel observes the remembrance of the Holocaust, Efraim Zuroff, the man known as 'the last Nazi hunter', was sitting in his office in Jerusalem, lamenting the fact that he was 'all of a sudden one of the most in-demand people in Israel'.
"I certainly think it goes against nature. We're not supposed to live forever. But again, this is the arrogant thrust of technology - why do we have to die? And if the science exists that enables us to pursue life extension in a serious way, we have to follow it."
The superlatives had been exhausted. A legend. An inspiration. The fastest. The prettiest. And as he tirelessly, and playfully, pronounced until the bitter end, the Greatest. All that remained was for Muhammad Ali to be laid to rest.
Muhammad Ali's life will be celebrated with a traditional Islamic prayer service after thousands of tickets were snapped up for the boxing great's funeral on Friday. The world begins two final days of mourning for the star on Thursday, when he will be honored with a Muslim funeral a day before receiving a final goodbye with an interfaith service.
The death of someone we loved causes us to grieve. The death of someone we admired to feel sadness. But the the death of someone we knew only fleetingly can ambush us, quite suddenly, with a feeling of deep shock.
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