Arts & Books

The ENO’s production of Akhnaten is a ritual, reflective, near-liturgical experience

James Baresel on a detailed but flawed guide to a lost world

David Oldroyd-Bolt is haunted by Ronald Searle’s sketches of life in a Japanese prison camp

Kenneth Clark’s TV masterpiece was about man’s fight against a loss of faith, says Ed West

A review of the new Royal Opera production of Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová

This collection of cultural essays has some questionable claims

David Platzer admires a revelatory series of interviews

Michael Duggan reads an enthralling yet sobering account of forgotten peoples