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Cinema

True grit PENELOPE HOUSTON Kes (sac, Doncaster, 'U') If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium (Lon- don Pavilion, 'A') The Last Grenade (Odeon, St Martin's Lane, 'A') Ken Loach's......

Opera

First thoughts EDWARD BOYLE Lord Robbins, in one of his most perceptive lectures, once remarked that 'If anyone should doubt what [nineteenth century] liberalism meant in......

Arts Death Bed Scenes

HILARY SPURLING Gloom, grief, misgiving and the collapse of the commercial theatre as we know it come together, as might have been pre- dicted, in the opening sentences of The......