Books
19 July 2004
The second act of The Cherry Or-chard is one of the most sustained passages of theatrical perfection ever written. And...
Books
03 November 2003
Roughly halfway through his tenure as artistic director of the National Theatre, Richard Eyre put on David Hare's play...
Culture
05 August 2002
Standing in line at a brunch buffet in a roadside Iowa diner recently, I was startled by the variety on offer. There...
Culture
29 April 2002
I've just taken a kicking. I recently opened The Inland Sea, a play by Naomi Wallace, and, with a few honourable...
04 February 2002
Although any theatre company should pride itself on its unpredictability, the Oxford Stage Company, with which I work,...
22 October 2001
How do we celebrate a tragedy? This ticklish human dilemma has pertained down the centuries and across cultures. It's a...
03 September 2001
The recent arrival of the Al-Kasaba troupe at London's Royal Court, with their front-line reports in Alive From...
21 May 2001
There is no theatrical institution more sadly underrated than the matinee. A long caravan of jokes, anecdotes and put-...
Culture
26 March 2001
Two separate events occurred within a week recently. The first, Richard Eyre's speech to the Theatre 2001 conference,...