Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith reviews a superb production of All’s Well That Ends Well, but cautions against extravagant interpretations of Shakespeare
The trouble is that once a tradition has been destroyed, how do you revive it again?
But where were the Catholics in all this?
Tough decisions lie ahead
Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers
Three books in particular spring to mind
He must be the despair of all who care about him
Lots of parents, like Mitch and Janis Winehouse, have lost a child to drugs or alcohol. The stories are often very similar
The Koran is believed to be the immutable word of God, and so, unlike the Bible, cannot be seen historically
Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow