Richard Fullerton

“I only know people in trouble!” An interview with Sir Ronald Harwood

Shrouded enigmatically in a constant veil of smoke, eminent dramatist Sir Ronald Harwood bears all the outward characteristics of a benevolent, old dragon. An Academy Award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, whose most famous works include The Dresser, The Pianist, Taking Sides and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Harwood’s increasing...
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Posted Jul. 3, 2018

‘Hell’s Waiting Room’: review of Macbeth at the RSC

The fact that our two national companies have proven themselves incapable of producing a satisfying production of Macbeth says little for the state of Britain’s theatre scene. Of course, Macbeth is by no means a play easily conquered: many of history’s finest actors – including Gielgud, Richardson, Laughton, and O’Toole...
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Posted Apr. 1, 2018

Murder on the Orient Express: a journey worth repeating

Considering the original 1934 novel’s immeasurable popularity, the fact that Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express waited four decades before earning a shot at the big-screen is a mystery worthy of the ‘Queen of Crime’ herself. Of course, Sidney Lumet’s 1974 adaptation was by no means the first cinematic appearance...
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Posted Jan. 31, 2018

What’s on: Cinematic time machine @ The Electric

As a student with an interest (or perhaps a study) in film, I’d be making an unintelligible mistake in ignoring Birmingham’s Electric Cinema, a true cinematic landmark that lies within a mere thirty minutes of our very own campus. The real significance of The Electric as an independent cinema lies...
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Posted Jun. 7, 2016