December 14th, 2011

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Whatsonstage.com: The 2011 Theatre Year in Review

My theatre highlight of 2011 was NOT Frankenstein but:

The Eagle Soars!



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Looking Back: The 2011 Theatre Year in Review

As voting continues in the Whatsonstage.com Awards for the best of the year, its chief critic Michael Coveney recounts his own theatre highlights of 2011.

Follow the link to read the article:
http://www.whatsonstage.com/features/theatre/london/E8831323363761/Looking+Back:+The+2011+Theatre+Year+in+Review.html
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

I am afraid that I will not be going to see this or talking about it. However, if others are doing so, please feel free to post your reviews here.

After Benedict Cumberbatch embodied the Holmes of my imagination, I have no desire to see Robert Downey Jr give a very pale imitation of Holmes, especially since Holmes's genius mind is decidedly missing from the Downey Jr version. Holmes's mind is what drew me to him like a magnet in the first place. It is what makes Holmes Holmes. Without it, what is the point?



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