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Theatre on Television: From Shakespeare to Pinter
By Editorial Staff
In the last 18 months writer and producer John Wyver’s company Illuminations has made two major TV versions of original stage productions of Shakespeare plays: the Royal Shakespeare Company̵
Crackers or Turkeys? - Festive Picks 2010-11
It’s that time of year again. Oh yes it is! So with a slap of the thigh and a sprinkle of fairy dust, Whatsonstage.com offers its annual run-down of Christmas show highlights. This year sees a b
Simon McBurney on A Dog's Heart
Despite being a fine actor in his own right, Simon McBurney is probably best known as founder and artistic director of the theatre group Complicité, which has produced many iconic theatre pie
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann talks about Adriana Lecouvreur
Arriving early at the Stage Door of The Royal Opera House, there can be no mistaking the clarion tenor voice echoing from the loudspeakers - I take a peek at the monitor and witness the last few min
Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Nov 2010
By Editorial Staff
This month we combine the old with the new. The output from the stage veterans includes a biography of producer Michael Codron, now 80, entitled Putting it On, and an autobiography by actor ...
The legend of Don Juan
Libertine, serial-seducer, sex-addict, rapist and murderer. Not bad going for one person – indeed looked at in the cold light of day one is hard-pressed to work out why we’re so fascinated
Stephen Sondheim & the Art of Lyric Writing
By Editorial Staff
As the Donmar Warehouse’s “Sondheim at 80” festival reaches its zenith this Sunday with the West End concert presentation of Company, here are some thoughts from the octogenar
Piotr Beczala
It’s not every day you get to interview a man in tights, but as Polish tenor Piotr Beczala rushes past me on the way to his dressing room following one of the penultimate stage rehearsals for
WOS Blog: Waterside Wows But Can Aylesbury Fill It?
By David Dobson
What Aylesbury lacks in culture it more than makes up for in roundabouts, and it’s at the site of one of the town’s more prominent traffic junctions that this Buckinghamshire town’s
Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Oct 2010
By Editorial Staff
It’s a superlative time for alternative memoirs this month, with offerings from Steven Berkoff and Stephen Sondheim. Berfkoff’s autobiography, Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent, is hig