Tom Foot

One in the Back

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Review of 'Julius Caesar' by William Shakespeare, touring internationally

In 1995 Julius Caesar suffered a second and most terrible bout of backstabbing treachery. This time the conspirators were the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), who decided the set text had grown surplus to requirements, banishing it from schools for evermore like Jamie and the turkey twizzlers.

The Magic Island

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Review of 'The Tempest' by William Shakespeare, Southwark Playhouse, London

The stage at Southwark Playhouse is roughly the size of the National Theatre's toilet, but that is where the comparison ends. This talented, well thought through performance cost just £6 - cheaper than the cinema. I had never seen The Tempest performed and was really hoping it wouldn't disappoint - it didn't.

Mesmerising Beats

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Review of 'Peace Not War volume 2', Various artists

Peace Not War volume 1 generated over £50,000 for anti-war and peace groups across the world.

Hopefully Peace Not War volume 2 will raise this and more. Yet it seems to me that this compilation, which targets the youth market specifically, has a greater potential.

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