Julia Gasper

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Prokofiev’s WAR AND PEACE by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper It was a daunting undertaking to make an opera out of Tolstoy’s epic novel, both because of its gigantic scale and its immense reputation and prestige. Prokofiev started it in […]

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Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford

A review by Julia Gasper La Traviata is an old favourite but this revival of a classic production by WNO brings it up as fresh as if you had never heard it before. It really […]

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BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER SHOW 2018

A review by Julia Gasper This year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show was an absolute triumph. Since it was started, it has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the established highlights of […]

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An Unsatisfactory Icon: Germaine Greer.

By Julia Gasper Al Jazeera ‘Head to Head’ with Germaine Greer Germaine Greer, who appeared at the Oxford Union last night, interviewed for Al-Jazeera TV, is now aged eighty. She is frequently asked to endorse […]

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Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

A review by Julia Gasper Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford.   Strauss’s insouciant operetta is a treat at any time of year, but especially suitable for Christmas as the plot revolves around a […]

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford Playhouse has put on a lot of excellent pantomimes over the past years, but while the lead performers in this one – Ricky Oakley as a handsome, nice though […]

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TIM SMITH Piano Recital 16th September 2017

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford can be proud of Tim Smith, who went from here to study piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire three years ago. He has emerged a confident and dazzling pianist with […]

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Elizabeth Craven: Writer, Feminist and European

An interview by Jolanta Ryba This Question and Answer interview with the rising star of biography writing, and well-known Oxford historian  Julia Gasper, about her latest book, a biography of Elizabeth Craven. How different was […]

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RAPHAEL DRAWINGS at ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper   Did you know that Raphael the painter wrote poetry? That is one thing I learnt today from the special exhibition of drawings by the Florentine master who was a […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest

A play by Oscar Wilde. Performed by New Era Players. Reviewed by Julia Gasper   New Era Players were very fortunate that their outdoor production of The Importance of Being Earnest, at Shaw House, Newbury, […]