New Diorama, London
We should be pleased when the mask slips and backbiting begins
The Alan Bennett play beat Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off' to top the list
Classic literature should be taught in its original form, youth worker tells the Tory faithful
A new report has claimed a third of British people do not know the author of Great Expectations. It's Charles Dickens, by the way.
Some 31 per cent of people don't know that Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations, while one in six clueless over origins of Hamlet
His diverse career took in ‘Beyond The Fringe’, Brecht, ‘Blackadder’ and Shakespeare
Like so much of the alternative comedy legacy (like political correctness) the passion for originality has been lost
Tour will finish on the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death
Star Wars has been rewritten as a Shakespearian drama in a bid to get more children interested in the Bard. It’s a new hope that’s surprisingly inspired, discovers John Walsh
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
That soaring sense that you are witnessing unique powers
She said the arts must make the case for themselves as a "commodity". How her audience prevented themselves from pelting her with coffee cups, I just don't know.
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven