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I>Forbidden City/Iwas first staged at the Esplanade Theatre last October to mark the opening of the performing arts landmark in South-East Asia. Brought back by popular demand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, this multi-million-dollar production is #8220;a musical retelling of history in an entertaining manner#8221;, said SRT managing director and artistic director, Gaurav Kripalani.
Claire Tomalin's biography of Samuel Pepys, the great diarist of mid-17th century England, has already carried off the Whitbread book of the year and biography of the year awards. So it is no surprise to discover that the book is a racy, ripping yarn of a read set against the turbulent middle years of England's most dramatic century.
Casey Lim is an artiste who wears many hats. His biography lists him as a trained musician, actor, director and digital video artiste.
See Yee Ai reviews i>HOW FAR IS UP? Measuring the Size of the Universe/iby John Mary Gribbin.
At 50 years old, an independent bookstore in San Francisco called City Lights illuminates the past and America's evolving free-speech practices. SHAWN HUBLER reports.