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Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Guardian view on staging Shakespeare: we must keep the Bard alive and speaking to us now | Editorial by Editorial

Authentic productions of the playwright’s productions can be brilliant but Britain must not be bound by a hertiage-industry view of Mr Anne Hathaway’s workThe abrupt cessation this week …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48PM
Friday, October 14, 2016

The Guardian view on women in theatre: a leading role please, not just a bit part | Editorial by Editorial

It is time for the possibilities, dreams, imaginations and capabilities of female actors to be properly reflected on stageIn London, the Donmar Warehouse has just opened its all-female The T…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:21PM
Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Guardian view on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary: the play’s the thing | Editorial by Editorial

The Bard was the best of us, so to mark four centuries since his death we should make a resolution to see one of his plays this year, ideally in Stratford-upon-AvonUnfortunate the land that …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:55PM
Monday, November 16, 2015

The Guardian view on live theatre at the BBC: a spirit of adventure and risk, and a hint of chaos | Editorial by Editorial

On Stage: Live from Television Centre, far from being a one-off experiment, could signal a new direction at the BBCSubversive, anarchic, mischievous, unpredictable: not words that could ofte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:08PM
Friday, August 14, 2015

The Guardian view on Hamlet: time to cool the hysteria | Editorial by Editorial

The best way audiences can help Benedict Cumberbatch and his colleagues put on a great show is to treat it like any other night at the theatreBenedict Cumberbatch is one of the finest male B…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:19PM
Friday, January 30, 2015

The Guardian view on Greek tragedy: something old, something new by Editorial

From Athens to London, ancient dramas are being used to open up questions too thorny to be tackled head on Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:15PM
Monday, February 17, 2014

In praise of … Shelagh Delaney | Editorial by Editorial

The writer of A Taste of Honey may never have replicated her original success, but she blazed a trail for female playwrightsHalf a century after Joan Littlewood staged Oh, What a Lovely War!…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:57PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In praise of … Maxine Peake | Editorial by Editorial

Her work is imbued with a passionate concern for the unrecognised that makes her own voice unforgettableThere are a few actors who are always ready to take risks. Maxine Peake – familiar m…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:15PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014

In praise of … winging it | Editorial by Editorial

A crucial missing prop, an entrance from the wrong side of the stage, or an actor drying make for unforgettable momentsNot one but two actors' nightmares, confessed Sam Mendes, forced to mak…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:25PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Creative economy: stand up for the arts by Editorial

In the midst of recession, the UK's creative industries have been quietly outperforming the rest of British industryColin Welland famously exclaimed "the British are coming!" while accepting…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:56PM
Monday, January 13, 2014

In praise of … Mark Gatiss by Editorial

National treasure status can surely not be far away for the writer of SherlockEvery so often, always in the nicest possible way, a good actor's career enjoys a breakthrough. Suddenly the wor…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00PM
Friday, November 15, 2013

Unthinkable? Get 'em back on | Editorial by Editorial

Stage nudity is becoming so frequent it might be needful in future to highlight programmes in which some performers may appear wearing clothesThe film actress Demi Moore, who in her earlier …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013

In praise of ... streaming live theatre | Editorial by Editorial

Nothing beats being there, as any sports fan knows, but there are consolations when barriers to theatre access are removedOn Wednesday night the Royal Shakespeare Company joined the growing …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:37PM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In praise of … Wayne McGregor | Editorial by Editorial

A choreographer as likely to work with Radiohead as the Royal Ballet, McGregor wilfully embraces his own contradictionsTop choreographer opens new show at Sadler's Wells: hardly a surprise. …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:07PM
Monday, July 29, 2013

In praise of … Teatro Vivo | Editorial by Editorial

For innovative theatre company Teatro Vivo, no-go areas simply become destinations for one more adventure to add to the story so farThe reinvention of theatre, continued. After Kenneth Brana…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:46PM

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