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Bruce Madmin

21-05-01, 08:11 AM (GMT)
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"Latest Review Links - wb 21 May"
 
   Each day we add the latest links to reviews and interviews that we find on the major newspaper web sites. If you find a link that we have missed do please post it up, preferably as a URL link.

For convenience here is a link to last weeks thread:
http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/1659.html


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  Monday Links - 21st Bruce Madmin 21-05-01 1
     RE: Monday Links - 21st Brendan McCarthymoderator 21-05-01 2
  RE: Latest Review Links - wb 21 May Jane S 21-05-01 3
     RE: Latest Review Links - wb 21 May Carly Gillies 21-05-01 4
  Tuesday Links - 22nd Bruce Madmin 22-05-01 5
     RE: Tuesday Links - 22nd Brendan McCarthymoderator 22-05-01 6
         RE: Tuesday Links - 22nd sonia 22-05-01 7
             RE: Tuesday Links - 22nd Ann Williams 22-05-01 8
                 RE: Hello Magazine Susy 23-05-01 9
                     RE: Wednesday links - 23rd Ann Williams 23-05-01 10
                         RE: Wednesday links - 23rd Brendan McCarthymoderator 23-05-01 11
                             RE: Wednesday links - 23rd lara 23-05-01 12
                             RE: Wednesday links - 23rd Brendan McCarthymoderator 23-05-01 13
                             RE: Thursdy links - 24th Ann Williams 24-05-01 14
                             RE: Thursdy links - 24th Jane S 24-05-01 15
                             RE: Thursday links - 24th Brendan McCarthymoderator 24-05-01 16
                             RE: Friday links - 25th Ann Williams 25-05-01 17
                             RE: Friday links - 25th sylvia 25-05-01 18
                             RE: Friday links - 25th Steven 25-05-01 19
                             RE: Friday links - 25th Jane S 25-05-01 20
  Saturday Links - 26th Bruce Madmin 26-05-01 21
  Sunday Links - 27th Bruce Madmin 27-05-01 22
     RE: Sunday Links - 27th Brendan McCarthymoderator 27-05-01 23
         RE: Sunday Links - 27th Brendan 27-05-01 24
             RE: Sunday Links - 27th Ann Williams 27-05-01 25
                 RE: Sunday Links - 27th Bruce Madmin 28-05-01 28
                     RE: Sunday Links - 27th Jane S 28-05-01 29
             RE: Sunday Links - 27th Ann Williams 27-05-01 26
                 RE: Sunday Links - 27th Jonathan 28-05-01 30
                     RE: Sunday Links - 27th Bruce Madmin 02-06-01 31
     RE: Sunday Links - 27th Jane S 27-05-01 27

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Bruce Madmin

21-05-01, 08:12 AM (GMT)
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1. "Monday Links - 21st"
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   RB
Anthony Dowell says his goodbyes
Royal Ballet double bill, Royal Opera House, London
By Judith Mackrell
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,493937,00.html


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

21-05-01, 08:24 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Monday Links - 21st"
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   Joan Acocella reviews Greg Lawrence's "Dance with Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins" in the New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/THE_CRITICS/BOOKS/


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Jane S

21-05-01, 01:36 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Latest Review Links - wb 21 May"
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   Luke jennings on the Dream double bill:

http://www.thisislondon.com/dynamic/hottx/music/top_review.html?in_review_id=391574&in_review_text_id=339326


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Carly Gillies

21-05-01, 04:10 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Latest Review Links - wb 21 May"
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   http://www.arts.scotsman.com/theatre/headlines_specific.cfm?id=2409

NDT 2 are in Edinburgh this week


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Bruce Madmin

22-05-01, 07:38 AM (GMT)
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5. "Tuesday Links - 22nd"
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   DNB, Lee
With Dutch courage, you can go anywhere ­ even out in the rain
Dutch National Ballet, Sadler's Wells, London;
Rosemary Lee, Brighton Festival
By Jenny Gilbert
http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=73749

RB
Winsome, lose some
Mixed success as the Royal Ballet celebrates its two greats
BY DEBRA CRAINE
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-205174,00.html


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

22-05-01, 09:29 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Tuesday Links - 22nd"
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   From the New Statesman an essay on Bronislava Nijinska by Siobhan Peiffer:

http://www.consider.net/forum_new.php3?newTemplate=OpenObject&newTop=200105210034&newDisplayURN=200105210034


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sonia

22-05-01, 09:55 AM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Tuesday Links - 22nd"
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   Just wanted to say, that was a really beautiful article on Bronislava Nijinska who definitely tends to be obscured by Nijinsky's shadow. It can't have been easy being his sister (and even less easy being the sister-in-law of Romola whatsherface whom I shall continue to blame gleefully and unjustly for Nijinsky's breakdown).


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Ann Williams

22-05-01, 10:59 AM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Tuesday Links - 22nd"
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   >Romola whatsherface whom
>I shall continue to blame
>gleefully and unjustly for Nijinsky's
>breakdown).

Poor Romola. She's had a worse press than Lucretia Borgia.


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Susy

23-05-01, 08:33 AM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Hello Magazine"
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   http://issue.hellomagazine.com/2001/05/21/darceybussell/


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Ann Williams

23-05-01, 08:37 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Wednesday links - 23rd"
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Apologies for including the opera link, but I think you'll find it interesting:
A new future for opera?


THE ARTS: Profound emotions from an ideal cast BALLET LONDON:
Financial Times; May 23, 2001
By CLEMENT CRISP

http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010523001231&query=ballet

Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=wKoKMwjb&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/5/23/bmnorm23.html



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Brendan McCarthymoderator

23-05-01, 02:55 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Wednesday links - 23rd"
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   LAST EDITED ON 23-05-01 AT 03:00 PM (GMT)

According to the Evening Standard, boys will make up exactly half of next year's enrolment at the Royal Ballet School.


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/news/story.html?in_review_id=393628&in_review_text_id=340096


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lara

23-05-01, 06:16 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Wednesday links - 23rd"
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   Oh this is a nice article as was the one on Nijinska. I love these links.

lara


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

23-05-01, 07:35 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Wednesday links - 23rd"
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   http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/review.html?in_review_id=393648&in_review_text_id=340118

Also from the Standard a feature by Luke Jennings marking tonight's gala for Anthony Dowell.


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Ann Williams

24-05-01, 08:58 AM (GMT)
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14. "RE: Thursdy links - 24th"
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   Leaving with a dream and a song
Ismene Brown reviews The Dream/Song of the Earth performed by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=qK9eKsJ9&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/5/24/btisme24.html

THE ARTS: Ideal cast for MacMillan's ideal creation DANCE:
Financial Times; May 24, 2001
By CLEMENT CRISP
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010524001403&query=ballet

New York City Ballet: Moments of Daring in a Night of Debuts
By JENNIFER DUNNING
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/24/arts/24SWAN.html


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Jane S

24-05-01, 09:31 AM (GMT)
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15. "RE: Thursdy links - 24th"
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   The Independent is having a field day:

John Percival on Dream/Song of the Earth

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=74195

Nadine Meisner on NDT2 in High Wycombe

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=74205

...and on Kim Itoh in Brighton

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=74200


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

24-05-01, 09:52 AM (GMT)
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16. "RE: Thursday links - 24th"
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   Luke Jennings writes in the early edition of the Evening Standard on last night's gala for Sir Anthony Dowell

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/review.html?in_review_id=394199&in_review_text_id=340783

And from the Toronto Globe and Mail a more sombre piece on why Betty Oliphant is persona non grata at the National Ballet School and the National Ballet of Canada, institutions she helped to found.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/gam/Arts/20010523/RVOLIP.html


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Ann Williams

25-05-01, 10:41 AM (GMT)
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17. "RE: Friday links - 25th"
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   I think there's a problem with my computer today, so there may very well be more than this:

The Tony rewards BY DEBRA CRAINE The Royal Ballet gave Anthony Dowell quite a send-off
Http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001171176,00.html


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sylvia

25-05-01, 11:10 AM (GMT)
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18. "RE: Friday links - 25th"
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   "But with the finale came the evening’s one disappointment. A black-tie audience, so generous they helped to raise £700,000, but who didn’t fully appreciate what they had just seen. What a shame Covent Garden couldn’t bid farewell to its favourite son in front of more of the people who appreciate Dowell most — the ballet fans."


I thought that last paragraph in the Debra Craine article was very apt!


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Steven

25-05-01, 12:33 PM (GMT)
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19. "RE: Friday links - 25th"
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   I thought it was a gross generalisation. I went to the gala. I believe I appreciated what I saw (if you read my comments on the Dowell Gala page, my comments are at least as perceptive as Debra Craine's). I went in black tie only because the ticket instructed me to (I don't like wearing that kind of outfit - I wear it once a year at most and am usually to be seen at the Royal Opera House in t-shirt, jeans and trainers, because that's what I normally wear and as a considered response to Sir Colin Southgate). I paid for my ticket with my own money which I work hard for. Did Debra Craine? I agree with her that it's a shame more ballet fans - and those who can't afford to buy a ticket - couldn't go, but when people make these kind of comments, perhaps they could explain how the economics of it all are supposed to work. Could the Royal Opera House have a free gala evening open to 'genuine ballet fans only'? How would they qualify? If people don't have much money how could the be genuine ballet fans, since they would need to pay for all the other tickets which would give them that status. It would be lovely to have such an event but I don't think it's going to happen.


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Jane S

25-05-01, 01:13 PM (GMT)
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20. "RE: Friday links - 25th"
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   Nadine Meisner on the Dowell gala:

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/dance/reviews/story.jsp?story=74350


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Bruce Madmin

26-05-01, 08:07 AM (GMT)
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21. "Saturday Links - 26th"
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   RB
Dance of the retiring swan
French and Saunders got some laughs. But real fans wept. Judith Mackrell on Anthony Dowell's Royal Ballet farewell
By Judith Mackrell
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4192962,00.html

Amaterasu
Bleeding chunks of the bard
Amaterasu, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
(er there is some choroegraphy in this by Cathy Marston... and Chrstopher Hampson is also dancing in it!)
By Judith Mackrell
http://www.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,3604,496846,00.html

Hochhauser's
Heroes of our culture
Without Victor and Lilian Hochhauser, the West would never have seen Soviet Russia's greatest performers, or heard Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony. As the astonishing impresarios bring the Kirov back to Britain, they tell Ismene Brown about their stormy and controversial career
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=QemLpSOR&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/5/26/btball26.html


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Bruce Madmin

27-05-01, 08:16 AM (GMT)
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22. "Sunday Links - 27th"
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   RB, Bel, CandCo
So then Hamlet turned into Calvin Klein...
Anthony Dowell's farewell night was perplexing - but not half as strange as the surreal Jerome Bel
A Knight at the Ballet Royal Opera House, London WC2
Jerome Bel ICA, London W1
CandoCo Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1
By Jann Parry
http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,496989,00.html

RB, NDT2
Garden of earthy delights
The Royal Ballet's new double bill is a springtime feast of rustic bliss - with attitude, says David Dougill
http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/05/27/sticuldnc02002.html


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Brendan McCarthymoderator

27-05-01, 09:05 AM (GMT)
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23. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   From the NY Times: Workshop performances at the School of American Ballet - and pressures facing students as they vie for jobs with ABT

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/27/arts/27LEIV.html


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Brendan

27-05-01, 09:55 AM (GMT)
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24. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   ....and in The Village Voice, Deborah Jowett reviews Variations Sérieuses, Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet for NYCB. A quote:
"It's also possible to be excited by the ballet's tinge of inappropriateness, as if Wheeldon were sneaking one behind Balanchine's back, reminding us that his heritage derives as much from Frederick Ashton and England's Royal Ballet as it does from Balanchine and this company".

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0121/jowitt.shtml


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Ann Williams

27-05-01, 03:39 PM (GMT)
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25. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   It's such a pity that the Saturday and Sunday Telegraphs are so mean about providing their review links. As I think I've said before, Louise Levene is one of the most perceptive critics around and today's piece on the Dowell gala was particularly good. Here's her pithy comment on the quality of the gala audience:

"...bouquets were presented by French and Saunders.....and by a blooming Darcey Bussell. "Who's the very pregnant lady in green?" asked the clueless £1,000 a seat ballet-lover behind me."

Even more pointed was her comment on Dowell's directorship:

"Other directors might have bade farewell with a triumphant fly-past of their successful commissions; had Dowell chosen to do this it would have made a very short evening indeed - and it wouldn't have attracted the gala punters".


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Bruce Madmin

28-05-01, 07:50 AM (GMT)
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28. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   Agree - it's great piece by Levene and full of terrific quotes.

It's very right to talk up Dowells achievments and now is probably not the time to stand back and take a cool and full review of his directorship. But I'm glad that in a sea of backslapping that some wider points are being made. Levene has the normal specs while most others seem to have rose-tinted ones at the moment...


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Jane S

28-05-01, 12:33 PM (GMT)
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29. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   Thanks to Google, I've just discovered you can read the Sunday Telegraph online - this is Louise Levene's article on the gala:

http://www.dknet.co.uk/telegraph/2001/05/27/arts/this_32.html


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Ann Williams

27-05-01, 03:39 PM (GMT)
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26. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   It's such a pity that the Saturday and Sunday Telegraphs are so mean about providing their review links. As I think I've said before, Louise Levene is one of the most perceptive critics around and today's piece on the Dowell gala was particularly good. Here's her pithy comment on the quality of the gala audience:

"...bouquets were presented by French and Saunders.....and by a blooming Darcey Bussell. "Who's the very pregnant lady in green?" asked the clueless £1,000 a seat ballet-lover behind me."

Even more pointed was her comment on Dowell's directorship:

"Other directors might have bade farewell with a triumphant fly-past of their successful commissions; had Dowell chosen to do this it would have made a very short evening indeed - and it wouldn't have attracted the gala punters".


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Jonathan

28-05-01, 08:34 PM (GMT)
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30. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   It's seems unjust to accuse the £1000-a-ticket public of not being appreciative enough of what they were seeing. Even though saying goodbye to a thousand quid when you're filthy-rich might be like buying a packet of fags to the rest of us, the fact that they paid it at all is surely a mark of appreciation.

It may not be appreciation of the "Ooh! Aah! Look there's Darcey! Wasn't Sibley wonderful!" kind; but it's tangible and spendable. What's wrong with that?




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Bruce Madmin

02-06-01, 08:57 AM (GMT)
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31. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   Your in good company.. Deb Bull takes a broadly similar line:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=0Kb2iG2q&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/6/2/baview02.html

The best solution would have been the Gala, followed by 2 'ordinary' nights at more normal prices, or perhaps all prices raised by £5 to contribute to the RBS


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Jane S

27-05-01, 03:57 PM (GMT)
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27. "RE: Sunday Links - 27th"
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   Volochkova again?

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk:80/news/pages/sti/2001/05/27/stinwenws02027.html?


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