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Film casts new doubt on authorship of Bill Bryson’s ‘Shakespeare’

Following new doubts raised by the film ‘Monotonous’, an account of the life of Bill Bryson, a leading scholar has entered the fray with his views on the true authorship of Bill Bryson’s book ‘Shakespeare’, which has sold millions and has been translated into 134 languages.

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Posted: Nov 7th, 2011
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Kindle (‘slightly foxed’) fetches record price

The value of a Kindle can depend as much on its content as on its physical condition, according to experts.

‘Recently we were unable to reach the starting price on a Kindle containing 3,500 books because most were Jeffrey Archer novels,’ said a Sotherby’s spokesman.

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Posted: Jun 20th, 2011
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Danish police arrest ‘mad Prince’ over ‘Blonde in the Pond’ tragedy

It was the mystery that had everything: love, intrigue, murder, insanity and feuding, all at the highest levels of society. But the drama that has fascinated all of Europe came to a swift conclusion yesterday, as police in Elsinore swooped to arrest Denmark’s Prince Hamlet two counts of murder.

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2011
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Monkey Typing Pool Supervisor sacked after failing to produce a single soliloquy

Avram Zephir became the latest Remington League typing pool supervisor to be unceremoniously fired yesterday after a short ceremony in which a kangaroo court made him jump before he was pushed.

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Posted: Jan 28th, 2011
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Opera maverick Miller sets West Side Story in Renaissance Italy

Still pondering on artistic validity of re-naming Sharks as 'Capulets'Famed for daring opera productions that relocate historical action to other periods for dramatic effect, Dr. Jonathan Miller has wowed audiences and critics by setting his new production of Leonard Bernstein’s classic, West Side Story, in 14th century Verona.

Dr Miller told a gathering of critics at a preview: ‘I wanted to confound people’s expectations of this Bernstein masterpiece by taking it as far as possible away from its 1950s New York context. And it works! In my earlier productions, I found it easy to give Rigoletto a Mafia-based interpretation or to set The Elixir of Love in America’s diner culture, but I felt I was getting lazy and needed a new challenge.’

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Posted: Feb 26th, 2010
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