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Dalya Alberge

Michael Grandage, interview: it's time to get political

“We’re surrounded by philistines.” That is the surprisingly outspoken view of Michael Grandage, one of the UK’s foremost theatre directors, talking about Britain’s attitude to the arts. “Everybody’s letting everybody else just dumb down with

Egon Schiele's first doomed romance is revealed by lost sketchbook

Drawings and poems chart unrequited love of the Viennese painter who redefined erotic art Egon Schiele was a love-struck teenager when he drew a girl's face on the cover of his first sketchbook. She was his first love, a "rosy, enchanting creature", he w