Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel play to close amid Covid uncertainty
Royal Shakespeare Company cancels planned extension of The Mirror and the Light in West End

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @2:33 PM

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Hilary Mantel tells a great tale but ruined abbeys tell a different one, says expert
Final part of Wolf Hall, now on the West End stage, is under fire from English Heritage for its ‘Tudor bias’ in charting history

Julian Coman

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; The Mirror and the Light; What If If Only
Cush Jumbo is a perfect prince, Ben Miles bows out as Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell, while Caryl Churchill gets to the heart of love and loss in under 20 minutes

Susannah Clapp

10, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Mirror and the Light review – Cromwell’s spell is finally broken
The climactic play based on Hilary Mantel’s magisterial trilogy has wit and grace but no great dramatic release

Claire Armitstead

06, Oct, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’
Researchers use AI to reveal runs of artistic success are commonly preceded by an experimental phase

Nicola Davis

13, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Hilary Mantel on staging The Mirror and the Light: ‘I should have been doing this all my life’
As the third part of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy hits the stage, the writer talks about the perils of political powerplay, fleeing Brexit to Ireland and setting her next novel in more recent times

Mark Lawson

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hilary Mantel contrasts Dominic Cummings with Thomas Cromwell
Author adds Cromwell wouldn’t have gone on holiday during a crisis, in apparent shot at Dominic Raab

Aamna Mohdin

05, Sep, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Hilary Mantel: I am ashamed to live in nation that elected this government
Double Booker prize winner tells La Repubblica she may take Irish citizenship to feel European again

Nadeem Badshah

04, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hay festival director quits after bullying claim upheld
Exit of Peter Florence adds to list of woes that include two years of Covid cancellations and a sex assault claim against a Gulf royal

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Summer reads to get lost in, chosen by Hilary Mantel, Maggie O’Farrell, Raven Leilani and more
From David Diop and Craig Brown to Carmen Maria Machado and Douglas Stuart, prize-winning authors present their top tips for immersive books

04, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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