The RSC's production of 'Oppenheimer'
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Oppenheimer, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK — review

A complex portrait of the ‘father of the atomic bomb’

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Masterpiece of Caravaggio 'The Cardsharps' ©Getty
Intellectual property law does not seem to help much when it comes to the arts
English nursing reformer Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), who became the first woman to receive the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ©Getty
Exploring the basement treasure-house where recordings of Florence Nightingale and other rarities are stored
Kaori Ito in 'Plexus'
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Plexus, Sadler’s Wells, London

Kaori Ito strikes impossible poses amid ravishing optical effects

Musicians and equestrians perform Mozart's 'Davide Penitente' in Salzburg
©Matthias Baus/ISM

Davide Penitente, Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

Mozart’s cantata gets an equestrian accompaniment

The Hermit and the Sleeping Angelica
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Rubens: imperfections of the flesh

The Old master’s influence on later artists is the thrust of the Royal Academy’s new show but its focus is badly misjudged, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Richard Alston at rehearsals for ‘Nomadic’ in London
©Howard Sooley

Richard Alston celebrates the 20th anniversary of his dance company

The ‘grand old man of British dance’ discusses instinct, movement and hip-hop

Elvis Presley’s television set
©Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz in detail

The photographer has moved away from celebrity portraits to explore the power of detail

Interior of St Peter’s now
©HE Media

Reinventing the ruins of St Peter’s seminary

Can a derelict modernist landmark to the west of Glasgow be saved?

Bjork, album cover art

Vulnicura, Björk

The heartbroken musician has recourse to another form of revenge: the break-up album

From left, Jenna Augen, Gina Bramhill and Ilan Goodman in 'Bad Jews'
©Robert Workman

Bad Jews, St James Theatre, London

Joshua Harmon’s searing comedy about three young adults in an American Jewish family

Vladimir Jurowski
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Rachmaninov: Inside Out, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

Almost everything that the audience takes away from ‘The Miserly Knight’ happens in the orchestra