Tom Stoppard

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Textplay review – Beckett and Stoppard SMS comedy is short on lols
A virtual exchange imagined between two theatrical greats is full of literary references, mannered jokes and inconsequential chatter

Arifa Akbar

12, Oct, 2022 @11:42 AM

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King’s Head theatre toasts Victoria Wood and Tom Stoppard in season of rare plays
Dramas by Bryony Lavery, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Stephen Jeffreys also feature in readings to mark the venue’s 50th birthday

Chris Wiegand

15, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about theatre | Michael Billington
From Anne Enright’s novel about an actor’s daughter to the diaries of former National Theatre director Peter Hall, the theatre critic chooses his favourite titles about the stage

Michael Billington

06, Oct, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Margaret Atwood and JM Coetzee demand release of jailed Iranian writers
A letter by PEN America, signed by dozens of high-profile writers and artistic figures, calls for Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi to be acquitted

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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The week in TV: The North Water; Wolfe; My Childhood, My Country; Imagine: Tom Stoppard; Big Age
A dark whaling tale brings out the wonderful worst in Colin Farrell, Paul Abbott goes cartoonish with a bipolar pathologist, plus author Bolu Babalola’s sparky new comedy

Barbara Ellen

12, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: who will win the 2021 Mercury prize?
Celeste, Sault, Arlo Parks, Mogwai and Wolf Alice are among the nominees. Plus: the National Television awards. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

09, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Susanna Clarke, Claudia Rankine, a biography of Tom Stoppard and more
Not sure what to read this month? Here are some fantastic new paperbacks, including a study of why we shake hands, a new William Boyd and James Rebanks’s illuminating thoughts on farming

02, Sep, 2021 @9:54 AM

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Tom Stoppard admits being at odds with ‘lively’ leftwing UK theatre scene
Playwright, born in Czechoslovakia, talks of his gratitude to UK for saving him from a life under communism

Lucy Campbell

31, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Theatre: Susannah Clapp's 10 best of 2020
Our critic looks back on dazzling state-of-the-nation monologues and valiant virtual reimaginings, Ovid and Oliver Twist

Susannah Clapp

26, Dec, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Tom Stoppard: A Life review – smuggling heart into a scholar's story
Hermione Lee’s masterly biography of the playwright argues that emotion is as vital to his writing as ‘mental acrobatics’

Kate Kellaway

04, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee review – an exceptional biography
An astute study of the dazzlingly clever playwright, which details the parties and famous friends, but also identifies the emotions that drive much of his work

Stefan Collini

01, Oct, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Leopoldstadt in limbo: the crew of a West End hit on life after Covid-19
Tom Stoppard’s new play was dazzling critics and audiences alike when the pandemic struck. How did its writer, director and crew deal with the news?

Claire Armitstead and Killian Fox

14, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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