I’ve been a fan of Rufus Wainwright for about ten years now, and for a long time his music has been the soundtrack to all sorts of ups and downs in my life, from the highest highs to the lowest lows. So to get the opportunity to interview someone whose music is so important to me was something of a career high.
The interview was focussed on Wainwright’s album of Shakespeare sonnets, Take All My Loves, which has a further personal significance for given I grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, meaning I was surrounded by the importance of the playwright for a significant chunk of my early life.
My interview can be found here.
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