Ian McKellen, Alan Rickman, Zoë Wanamaker and more on Shakespeare roles
By Editorial Staff
Five leading actors give insights into how they approached Shakespearean roles
Eileen Atkins wins The Gielgud Award at the UK Theatre Awards
By Emily Cole
Previous recipients of the award include Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen
Michael Coveney: Maggie Smith comes up to date as two Nicks redefine the West End
Our esteemed critic publishes his new biography of Maggie Smith this week
Michael Coveney: Old actors bloom as Helen Mirren and Ken Cranham prove 70 is the new 40
From Redgrave's Beatrice to Jacobi's Mercutio, are we experiencing a golden age for older actors?
Michael Coveney: Actors following in famous fatherly footsteps
'Father's Day is a good excuse to celebrate the passing of the flame from one generation to another in the theatre'
Dominic Dromgoole announces final season at The Globe
Dromgoole, who is succeeded by Emma Rice next year, will present a Shakespeare season in the Sam Wanamaker Theatre
Michael Coveney: Bill Bryden wraps up the Cottesloe, Eileen Atkins returns to Stratford
A new book reflects on a bygone era of the National, while Evita bows out in the West End and Eileen Atkins defies her 80 years