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  1. April 14, 2014

    A View From the Bridge, Young Vic, London – review

    Director Ivo van Hove professes to be uninterested in the overt good/evil conflicts at the heart of so many Arthur Miller...

  2. July 5, 2013

    Classic geek drama

    There are moments in history when we sense that something has shifted: the moon landings, say, or the first IVF baby. For...

  1. November 9, 2012

    Beyond Bollywood

    A Catholic community in Mumbai takes on the shopping mall developers threatening its homes. A psychiatric doctor in war-torn...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2012

    Tsipras in the pink pages

    And the Syriza leader is talking tax, ahead of Greece’s weekend election. The people of Greece want to replace the failed...

  3. March 16, 2012

    Death of a Salesman, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York

    After Mike Nichols’ last Broadway production, a 2008 revival of Odets’ The Country Girl, was excoriated by many critics, the...

  4. October 18, 2011

    The Killing of Sister George, Arts Theatre, London

    The late Frank Marcus maintained that his 1964 play was not “about” lesbianism, which is just as well because in this...

  5. September 20, 2011

    Broken Glass, Vaudeville Theatre, London

    In a couple of weeks the Day of German Unity will be celebrated, not on the anniversary of the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall,...

  6. June 6, 2011

    The Secret Knowledge

    The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, by David Mamet, Sentinel (Penguin Group), RRP£17.26, $27.95...

  7. March 21, 2011

    Arthur Miller: 1962-2005

    Arthur Miller: 1962-2005, by Christopher Bigsby, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, RRP£30, 624 pages A young playwright comes up to an...

  8. March 18, 2011

    The Holy Rosenbergs, Cottesloe, National Theatre, London

    It’s always great to see plays that take on the big issues of the day; better still when they fuse the political with the...

  9. January 24, 2011

    Titanic Thompson

    Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything, by Kevin Cook, Picador, RRP£12.99, 256 pages Alongside the gangster and the...

  10. June 12, 2010

    The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog

    The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, by Andrew O’Hagan, Faber RRP£18.99, 279 pages Maf is...

  11. June 1, 2010

    The skeletons in our backyard

    The grass is green in Howard Davies' magnificent revival of All My Sons , but the ice is thin. Arthur Miller's early play...

  12. May 31, 2010

    All My Sons, Apollo Theatre, London

    Deftly drawn: Zoë Wanamaker and David Suchet The grass is green in Howard Davies’ magnificent revival of All My Sons, but...

  13. January 26, 2010

    A View from the Bridge

    Is there another New York-based actor who can talk tough on-stage better than Liev Schreiber? Watching him in Gregory...

  14. January 25, 2010

    A View from the Bridge, Cort Theatre, New York

    Tough talker: Liev Schreiber (seated) with Scarlett Johansson (left) and Jessica Hecht Is there another New York-based actor...

  15. October 19, 2009

    Presence

    Presence: Collected Stories By Arthur Miller Bloomsbury £25, 389 pages FT Bookshop price: £20 Arthur Miller is best known...

  16. September 7, 2009

    The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain

    The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain: Writings 1989-2009 By Ian Jack Jonathan Cape £18.99, 336 pages FT Bookshop...

  17. July 25, 2009

    Fine fare for the common man

    A note in last week’s Radio Times magazine commended the arts programme Imagine (BBC1 Tuesday) but asked why it was on the...

  18. February 9, 2009

    A View From the Bridge

    Arthur Miller's 1955 drama is unmatched on the extremes to which we can go to rationalise our feelings and the anguished...

  19. January 10, 2009

    Theatre - Sarah Hemming

    Oliver! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London WC2 Rupert Goold is one of our most exciting directors and now he revives a show...

  20. November 1, 2008

    Creating space for contemporary art

    A wind machine blows three actors on stage. Tarpaulin screens attached to wooden scaffolds flap. Props, costumes, sets,...

  21. May 3, 2008

    Death of advisers is no tragedy

    "The man who makes an appearance in the business world, the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead....

  22. March 29, 2008

    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee By Rebecca Miller Canongate £9.99, 233 pages FT bookshop price: £7.99 Filmmaker Rebecca...

  23. March 15, 2008

    Theatre: Sarah Hemming & Ian Shuttleworth

    Days of Significance Tricycle Theatre London NW8 Roy Williams' new play for the RSC responds to Shakespeare's Much Ado...

  24. March 7, 2008

    Cursed by the wheel of fortune

    Usually what drives us to fret over the injustices of the world is bad luck: when someone good and decent is visited by...

  25. March 6, 2008

    A rich man cursed by the wheel of fortune

    Usually what drives us to fret over the injustices of the world is bad luck: when someone good and decent is visited by...

  26. March 1, 2008

    THEATRE - SARAH HEMMING & IAN SHUTTLEWORTH

    The Sound of Music London Palladium, London W1 Life imitating art imitating life in an almost Kafkaesque state of affairs:...

  27. November 24, 2007

    THE WITCH'S TRINITY

    Page-Turners THE WITCH'S TRINITY by Erika Mailman Hodder & Stoughton £16.99 FT bookshop price: £13.59 By 1507, failed...

  28. July 7, 2007

    Billions made so far from home

    Willy Loman knew exactly what he had to do to make money. His brother Ben had explained it all to him. "When I was 17 I...

  29. August 18, 2006

    Smaller is beautiful

    London theatres have seen wildly contrasting fortunes this summer. On the one hand there was the staging of Stephen...

  30. May 27, 2006

    'Fear is the deadliestvirus of all'

    George Clooney was surely paying homage to Arthur Miller when he made a film about CBS broadcaster Ed Murrow's stand...

  31. April 9, 2006

    The Crucible, Gielgud Theatre, London

    If there is one thing most people know about The Crucible, it is that Arthur Miller wrote it in response to McCarthy’s...

  32. April 1, 2006

    Theatre, and what it is to be human

    If theatre - and specifically London theatre - was once a sacred cow, it has become, for some commentators, a mangy old...

  33. March 7, 2006

    Two-way Mirror

    Courtyard at Covent Garden, London Abi Titmuss has managed to parlay her way up from anonymous appendage to Britain's...

  34. March 6, 2006

    Two-way Mirror, Courtyard at Covent Garden, London

    Abi Titmuss has managed to parlay her way up from anonymous appendage to Britain’s foremost celebrity-culture example of...

  35. February 25, 2006

    Theatre

    The Cut - NEW Mark Ravenhill, author of Shopping and Fucking, Mother Clap's Molly House and other plays, has always been a...

  36. February 20, 2006

    BBC1 11.35pm

    BBC1 11.35pm Cabaret Liza Minnelli's reputation, at least for older viewers, rests largely on this authentically sleazy...

  37. February 11, 2006

    RADIO

    The first anniversary of his death is sufficient excuse for the BBC to indulge in one of its periodic spasms of Arthur...

  38. January 11, 2006

    Night Waves

    Radio 3 9.30pm Night Waves Radio 3's arts slot redeems Radio 4's uneasy coverage of culture other than pop or telly (it...

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