Blogs dated July 2013

Making the Mad World madder

July 22, 2013

There's a great story concerning the recording of David Bowie's 1979 album Lodger. In order to create a loose, garage band-like sound for the song Boy's Keep Swinging, Bowie and Brian Eno had the backing band all swap instruments with each other; thus, the stomping drum intro that your hear at the start of the track is actually being played by legendary session guitarist Carlos Alomar.

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Stephen Boxer

July 22, 2013
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We begin by talking about Titus Andronicus, a stylish production arousing a lot of interest in Stratford at the moment and one Stephen, playing Titus, has found particularly stimulating.

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David Rubin

July 18, 2013
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David is currently appearing in Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters at The Swan.

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Katy Stephens

July 2, 2013
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Katy's first encounter with Shakespeare, As You Like It for GCSE 'didn't mean anything' to her, although she would later play Rosalind in Michael Boyd's 2009 production.

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