Talking Misogynistic Lifts (Not), Rival Ballet Stars (Not), and Rounded Education (Yes!) With Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb rehearsing

The Boston-trained Royal Ballet principal says (among other things), “It doesn’t seem right. If children are doing seven hours of ballet a day by the age of 14, it puts a lot of stress on their bodies, and it narrows their outlook on life. It’s like starving their brain, denying them full nutrition.”

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Actors’ Secrets to Playing King Lear

Jonathan Pryce as King Lear

“Ian McKellen dreaded it, Albert Finney dodged it. As Simon Russell Beale prepares to play Lear in Sam Mendes’s eagerly awaited production, Laura Barnett talks to five actors who risked their sanity (and their knees) to wear the crown.”

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