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Recent editions of The Critic’s Notebook

Jul 27, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Roger Scruton, contemporary art at the Met, Teatro Nuovo & more from the world of culture.

Jul 20, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Tim Prentice, Chausson’s Le roi Arthus, Baroque set design & more from the world of culture.

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