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    1. May 29, 2015

      Arthur Miller, as never seen before

      This year, the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth and the 10th anniversary of his death, has seen a host of revivals of...

    2. April 12, 2015

      ‘View from the Bridge’ wins three Oliviers

      A View from the Bridge led the field for stage dramas at the Olivier awards on Sunday night, winning three awards in...

    1. April 5, 2015

      Death of a Salesman, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon — review

      Last year at the end of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part 2, Falstaff crumbled into despair after his...

    2. March 27, 2015

      ‘Death of a Salesman’, Stratford-upon-Avon

      In 1999 the actors Antony Sher and Harriet Walter joined forces to play one of the most famous couples in drama —...

    3. October 17, 2014

      ‘Women in Dark Times’, by Jacqueline Rose

      “It is folly,” writes Jacqueline Rose, a professor of English at London’s Queen Mary University, “to suggest that the...

    4. July 4, 2014

      The Crucible, Old Vic, London – review

      In a production of stunning intensity it’s the quiet moments that get you most. Into the middle of a raging argument in...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. November 9, 2012

      Beyond Bollywood

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

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      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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. June 6, 2011

      The Secret Knowledge

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

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. October 19, 2009

      Presence

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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