New Welsh Review 33, Summer 1996
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A critical look at the choices facing Wales as the UK general election and a single European currency beckon.
• Zaha Hadid's Opera House - a failure of Welsh nerve by Ifor Thomas
Ifor Thomas laments the decision to reject Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid's visionary plans for the home of the Welsh National Opera.
• The Great Rebellion by David Rees
The author reviews three books on the uprising of the original Prince of Wales, Owain Glyn Dwr.
• The Art of Narrative by Alun Richards
Beginning the New Welsh Review's 'Art of Writing' series, Alun Richards explores the essence of good narrative.
• Memory is Like Company" by Katie Gramich
Katie Gramich talks to Jean Earle about her writings about,amongst other things, her early days as a writer, her influences and religion.
• Rich layers of meaning by Greg Hill
Greg Hill probes the subtleties of Jean Earle's poem "Honesty".
• Beyond the Picturedrome: Port Talbot and the cinema by Sally Roberts Jones
In cinema's centenary year, Sally Roberts Jones recalls the golden days of cinema in the seedbed of Wales's most famous film stars, including Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins.
• 'It's official, man. We are hip cats, cool dudes.' by Jon Gower
Broadcasting notes focuses on the flourishing Welsh pop scene.
• Signposts for Welsh drama by Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins reports back from a Social Drama Seminar hosted by Made in Wales Stage Company, and reflects on the proceedings with the convenor, Lloyd Trott, chair of New Playwrights Trust.
• Strong meat and pyrotechnics by Keith Morris
The author looks back at Arad Goch's "Opening Doors/Agor Drysau" international festival of theatre for young audiences in Aberystwyth.
• Some home-picked produce can, and does, travel by Carole Woddis
A report on Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden's Four Corners' season of plays from outside London.
• A Journey of Exploration by Hazel Walford Davies
Charles Way in conversation with Hazel Walford Davies. They discuss community theatre, Way's adaptation of On the Black Hill and his diversification into writing scripts for animation.
• The Bread Van by Brian Smith
• Rain by Peter Slater
• Home Thoughts 1940 by Bernard Harrington
• An Immediate Man by Lewis Davies
• Lloyd Evans RIP by Gareth Harding
Editor: Robin Reeves