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2008-10-02 00:00:14

By PAUL TAYLOR THEATRE CREDITORS Donmar Warehouse, London **** With the world economy reeling as a result of sub-prime mortgages and bad debts, now might seem an almost absurdly opportune moment for the Donmar to revive a masterly drama called Creditors. Of course, these days, a play need only contain a character who has taken out a dodgy loan for some over-eager commentator to declare that there's an uncanny coincidence between the subject matter and the temper of the times. And it's...

2008-06-27 06:02:38

By Joyce McMillan THE BACCHAE **** HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA **** ORAN MOR, GLASGOW FEAST *** ARTA, GLASGOW IT WAS a fabulous, gaudy night in Aberdeen when Alan Cumming climbed back into his famous gold kilt, descended upside-down and bare-bottomed to the stage like a true Hollywood god diving to Earth, and gave the city's audiences a performance to remember, in the revival of the National Theatre of Scotland's controversial and spectacular version...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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