Peter Hall

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Timothy O’Brien obituary
Stage designer who worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the National Theatre in London and opera houses in the UK and abroad

Michael Coveney

25, Oct, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Patrick Stewart: ‘I was dazzled by David Warner’s Hamlet – to join the company felt like a fantasy’
The actor pays tribute to his illustrious colleague, who died last week, and recalls the lessons he learned as a young First Player opposite him in Shakespeare’s tragedy

Patrick Stewart

01, Aug, 2022 @11:43 AM

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‘Wow, there’s a lot of sex and swearing’: Channel 4’s top-rated drama ever, 30 years on
Partner-swapping, nudity, Felicity Kendal: it’s three decades since raunchy wartime series The Camomile Lawn broke TV ratings records. How does it hold up?

Michael Hogan

08, Mar, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Maria Ewing obituary
American opera singer with a mesmerising stage presence admired for her acting as well as her voice

Barry Millington

12, Jan, 2022 @9:19 PM

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Bill Bryden: supremely gifted director who harnessed the ensemble’s power
The Scottish theatre-maker, who has died aged 79, brought us an epic 12-hour production of the Mysteries and the world premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross

Michael Billington

06, Jan, 2022 @5:32 PM

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Degrees of separation: what connects Rebecca Hall to Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain?
From Salome to Veronica Mars, we dive down the rabbit hole, thanks to Hall’s directorial debut, Passing

Larry Ryan

13, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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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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The RSC at 60: the glorious past and vital future of a theatrical revolution
The Royal Shakespeare Company survived establishment resistance and economic storms to become a powerhouse. How should it now change?

Michael Billington

19, Mar, 2021 @1:14 PM

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As Diana Rigg's understudy, I never tired of watching her | Margaret Drabble
At the Royal Shakespeare Company, the star’s comic timing was faultless – and her conversation was racy and rich

Margaret Drabble

11, Sep, 2020 @12:45 PM

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Judi Dench lets us in on the secret while remaining a true enigma
A lengthy 2017 interview, to be streamed online, shows the acting great opening up about her craft and sharing priceless memories

Michael Billington

17, Apr, 2020 @12:46 PM

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Hail, Coriolanus! The greatness of Shakespeare's shape-shifting epic
From Olivier’s strangled fury to Ralph Fiennes’ Oedipal embraces, this complex political play is extraordinarily flexible

Michael Billington

05, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Dramatic Exchanges review – a history of the National Theatre in letters
Denunciations fly, friends fall out and hurt is inflicted in Daniel Rosenthal’s rewarding collection of letters from directors, actors and writers

Simon Callow

17, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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