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James Martin Charlton is an award-winning playwright, theatre director and filmmaker, based in East London. His plays include Fat Souls, Coming Up, ecstasy + Grace and Coward.


I went to see Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall, the first of what was for him a three night stretch and his first time at the venue since the chaos tour of 1966. My friend and I walked into the venue at 7:30pm and the speakers were already announcing that he was coming on stage in 5 minutes. So, a few minutes after we took our stalls seats, on Dylan was - like another world appearing in this... Read more of this blog post »
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Coward
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Mixed bag collection of essays on the great post-punk band The Fall and its leader, Mark E. Smith. The best parts of the book offer useful perspectives on the band via Deleuze and Guattari and other postmodern thinkers (if you like that sort of thing...more
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Short, startling and chilling polemic on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East in the past decade and the way the media and politicians in the West have ignored this violent attack on a minority. West writes clearly and raises awareness of...more
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A fascinating read, especially the autobiographical sections - he lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times & in many ways invented the autobiographical form. We meet some great characters, encounter intense relationships (not least betw...more
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Bob Dylan: Face Value
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Intriguing portraits which seem to me to come from an imagined Film Noir. Good introduction by Jon Elderfield as well as a typically elusive but nevertheless intriguing and worthwhile interview with Dylan.
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