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Michael Morpurgo and Me: 'War Horse'

You can never properly judge a book when you’ve already seen the plays and films spun from it’s pages. Existing familiarity with the plot always robs it of revelation and an exciting evolution. 492 more words


Michael Morpurgo and Me: Writing

Weeks ago, a friend and I went to the cinema to see War Horse. Not Spielberg’s disappointing movie adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, but the play; staged at the National Theatre in the capital and streamed to screens across the UK. 735 more words


The day the music died: Why the National's justification for ditching the War Horse musicians doesn't stand up

This week, five musicians who had provided live music for War Horse on the West End for four years before being axed last year lost their legal big to be reinstated… 713 more words


Michael Morpurgo, Blackadder and Oh! What a Lovely War

‘Oh! What a Lovely War’:  the ‘cricket’ scoreboard showing the number of dead and the ground gained

On Newsnight this week, Michael Morpurgo, the author of… 1,339 more words


The Archives : Old War Horse

This week I chosen a song that seems to be quickly becoming a favourite among the My Northern Sky community, Old War Horse from the debut album… 25 more words

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War Horse: they had no choice

While we were in London we went to see the National Theatre’s hugely successful production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse.  Beforehand I’d felt a little unsure about what to expect: would it be a little too saccharine and over-sentimental?   2,949 more words


Review: War Horse

For some, the fact that Steven Spielberg’s name is soldered like hot molten lava to this film would be enough to go to a screening of the sentimentally charged, visually reminiscent, … 219 more words

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