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100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

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William Oldroyd paints a cinematic portrait of 'Lady Macbeth'

A 19th century heroine battles provincial boredom, dabbles in adultery and ends up with blood on her hands. This literary archetype takes on a new life in the form of Katherine, the protagonist of director William Oldroyd’s début feature film "Lady Macbeth". He joins us in the studio to tell us why he was inspired by the Russian novel "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" and we chat about feminism, classical theatre and sidestepping the clichés surrounding period drama.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-02-20 Paris

100% Pure Parisian: Comedian Julie Collas helps locals laugh at themselves

Residents of the French capital might not be known for their wide smiles but one stand-up comedian is teaching them to laugh at themselves. Julie Collas’s one-woman show "Oh My...

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2018-02-19 music

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

Duck Duck Grey Duck are from Switzerland – a country not often associated with psychedelic surf-rock grooves. Yet their catchy, upbeat pop-rock jams are making waves beyond Lake...

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2018-02-16 culture

Portrait of a (First) Lady: The Obamas unveil new paintings

Barack and Michelle Obama were at America's National Portrait Gallery to present two new additions to the collection, painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. The presidential...

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2018-02-15 culture

Robert Olen Butler: Still haunted by the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago he returned from the Vietnam War. Twenty-five years ago he won the Pulitzer Prize for his stories of Vietnamese immigrants in America. Through his 16 novels...

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2018-02-14 culture

Film show: 'Phantom Thread', 'Finding Phong' and 'The Apparition'

From what's said to be Daniel Day-Lewis' last film to a movie that led to Vietnam changing its law on transgender identity, Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s...

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