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A psychodrama of prejudice and misunderstanding, of family hatred, revenge and ultimate salvation.

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2 TIIELIST 13—20 Aug 1998


Welcome to the second of four speCiaI Festival issues of The List. As the only locally- based publication devoted to arts and entertainments, we are ideally placed to help you decrde what to see. During the Festival, we publish weekly on Thursdays.

The Edinburgh Festival includes several major festivals, all taking place in August. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world, is already in full swmg, and runs offiCiaIIy until 31 August, although many shows begin earlier

and/or end later.

The Edinburgh International Festival, the Film Festival and the Book Festival begin this week and are covered in this issue and the next two.

Other events we'll be covering include the Flux festival of contemporary music (part of the Fringe), plus Planet Pop, an independent rock and pop festival, and the

Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Enjoy . . .

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TOP TWENTY On page 4 we give Our hottest tips for the very best Festival events taking place this week. When you’re planning yOur Festival, start here. THEATRE, DANCE. COMEDY and KIDS To help your daily planning, our coverage of theatre, dance, comedy and kids’ events is diVided into SIX time-bands, from 9am until late at night. Each section covers the most interesting shows in that time-band. FILM, MUSIC, CLUBS, ART and BOOKS Each of these is covered in a separate section, which you can find after the time-band sections.

I-IIT LISTS The first page in each section includes our main recommendations for that section.

REVIEWS AND PREVIEWS Events that we have reviewed are assessed for quality, and given one to five stars

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according to how good our critic thinks they are. Our preViews highlight events which we have not been able to reView before the Festival, but which we think Will be worth seeing. Prevrews are not given star ratings.

FREE TICKET OFFERS We have secured a supply of free tickets to see certain recommended shows. Readers can claim these on a first come, first served basis. See pages 29, 31, 75, 83, 87 & 95 for full details.

FESTIVAL LISTINGS SUPPLEMENT Inside this issue, and in each of the next two issues, you’ll find a fully comprehensive, pull-out goide to every event taking place during the week. TICKETS & INFORMATION Full details of all the practicalities you need to know can be found on pages 2 8i 3 of the Festival Listings supplement.