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‘One of the first celebrities of Georgian England’, Edmund Kean transformed classical performing. Now, actor and Shakespearean scholar Ian Hughes is resurrecting his hero...

Henry James Byron is not the first Victorian playwright to come to mind, but he was a big hit in the mid-19th century, as...

As the private correspondence of Tyrone Guthrie is published for the first time, Nick Smurthwaite finds much humour in the 20th-century director’s candid observations...

To mark Leonard Bernstein’s centenary, David Charles Abell will conduct performances of his works in London next weekend. He tells Nick Smurthwaite about meeting the...

A star in France in the 1920s, the actor, director and writer Sacha Guitry never achieved widespread fame in the UK. The co-deviser of...

Harold Pinter’s sophomore work confounded all but one of its first reviewers but continues to fascinate 60 years on. As the latest revival opens...

Three decades since its last major staging, George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance is set to be produced at the Orange Tree Theatre. Al Senter marvels...

As one of the UK’s most underrated living playwrights celebrates his 90th birthday, Giverny Masso charts his long and successful career writing for stage...

Pirate King, Conjoined Gnome Left and, in real life, the Earl of Portland: Tim Bentinck has had many roles, but he’s known to millions...
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