Michael Coveney: No laughing matters, with jokes, in Edinburgh
By Michael Coveney · 6 Aug 2013 · Scotland
There are five star reviews all round for Grounded at the Traverse, Nirbhaya at the Assembly Hall - and for my old friend Gyles Brandreth at the PLeasance Courtyard. Which ...
Michael Coveney: Edinburgh audiences shaken and stirred
By Michael Coveney · 5 Aug 2013 · Scotland
No full-blown controversy so far this year, but then I've not seen the girl-on-girl all-action Titus Andronicus at the suitably named Bedlam venue, nor the art lecture solo at ...
Guest Blog: Four Actors, Four Bicycles, 40 Characters and a 926 Mile Adventure
By Guest Contributor · 1 Aug 2013 · Central
It was an obvious venture to pursue really; two shows, a 926 mile adventure, 40 characters between 4 men, and all done in the trust that our well known British summer would be as glorious as ...
Michael Coveney: Criticism collapses on a wave of dissent and indifference
By Michael Coveney · 30 Jul 2013 · London
The announcement that the Independent on Sunday is closing its arts section will send tremors through the Critics Circle, if not shock waves through the nation. It's perhaps a signal ...
Michael Coveney: Remembering Rick Mather, theatrical architect supreme
By Michael Coveney · 29 Jul 2013 · London
Rick Mather, the Oregon-born, London-based architect who died three months ago aged 75 was celebrated in Oxford yesterday, first at a memorial in Keble College, where he had designed two of ...
Editors' Blog: Has the Edinburgh Fringe eaten itself?
By Theo Bosanquet · 26 Jul 2013 · Scotland
Flyered out: A performer on the Royal Mile© Alistair 2008 Comedy critic Bruce Dessau has become the first journalist out the blocks on what I suspect will ...
Michael Coveney: All's Well in Stratford and the Proms with Alistair McGowan
By Michael Coveney · 26 Jul 2013 · London
Unless I've forgotten one, I think that last night's All's Well That Ends Well was the first on the main Stratford-upon-Avon stage since 1989, both Peter Hall and Gregory Doran ...
Guest Blog: Richard Greenberg on becoming autodidactic and plays with plots not points
By Guest Contributor · 24 Jul 2013 · London
Playwright Richard Greenberg© South Coast Rep A year after graduating from drama school, I became an autodidact. It was an emergency move and pretty much unavoidable. I'd been ...
Michael Coveney: Jewels of the Madonna and Alice in Holland Park
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jul 2013 · London
I went down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland yesterday afternoon and, later on, joined a seething crowd of Neapolitans as a jealous lover stole the Madonna's jewels from a passing ...
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