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Friday, August 26, 2022

The Guardian view on Alan Ayckbourn: a tonic for sick times | Editorial by Editorial

Don’t assume that the arts are just about entertainment – they have a crucial part to play in the mental health of the nation The playwright Alan Ayckbourn is a standout figure in Briti…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12PM
Monday, June 27, 2022

The Guardian view on diversity in the arts: continuity matters | Editorial by Editorial

Changing Arts Council priorities are raising the stakes for a sector that deserves steady support The reopening of London’s historic Africa Centre in new premises south of the Thames is ha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:54AM
Monday, June 6, 2022

The Guardian view on Bradford, city of culture: Yorkshire’s triumph| Editorial by Editorial

The latest city to win the cultural crown must now work to transform its citizens’ hopes and possibilities Bradford is celebrating: it has won the competition to become UK city of culture …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:42PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Guardian view on the West End: a perilous business | Editorial by Editorial

The closure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is a sign of the fragility of theatre in the wake of Covid-19 Cinderella will not, after all, be going to the ball. The big new Andrew Lloyd…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:37PM
Saturday, December 25, 2021

The Guardian view on Covid-hit arts: there is a solution | Editorial by Editorial

A short-time work scheme would help freelancers when the going gets tough It is not just the hospitality industry that is facing chaos in this moment of not-lockdown. The cultural sector, e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:24PM
Friday, August 13, 2021

The Guardian view on the Edinburgh festivals: signs of rebirth | Editorial by Editorial

They may be smaller and quieter than they once were, but Scotland’s capital has its summer arts events, and even some visitors, back The Edinburgh festivals are back – but not as we know…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:32AM
Monday, November 9, 2020

The Guardian view on live art: irreplaceable energy | Editorial by Editorial

Cultural venues in much of the UK are now closed to audiences, but one thing is clear: the shared experience of art should never be taken for granted The late summer and early autumn saw a m…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Guardian view on the ‘festival of Brexit’: don’t write it off | Editorial by Editorial

About £120m has been set aside for arts commissions. It may as well be used wisely When, at the 2018 Tory party conference, Theresa May announced a “nationwide festival in celebration of …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:12PM
Monday, July 6, 2020

The Guardian view on £1.5bn for the arts: the shows will go on | Editorial by Editorial

Culture needed a lifeline, and has got one. Now the sector must avoid treading water There are as many reasons to applaud the UK government’s decision to pump £1.57bn into the arts as the…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54PM
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Guardian view on arts and the pandemic: support needed now | Editorial by Editorial

The Southbank Centre in London is the latest institution to warn of disaster. It is time for decisive government action A vocal minority in the UK say the arts are parasites on the state, le…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:54AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Guardian view on UK theatre: on the brink | Editorial by Editorial

The brilliant creativity of British theatre must be safeguarded – and not just the great national institutions Theatre has brave new thinking in its bones. What is it, if not the imagining…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:54PM
Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Guardian view on local theatres: the shows must go on | Editorial by Editorial

Theatres across the UK are struggling to provide the opportunities that actors and audiences needFrom the Ffwrnes in Llanelli to Eden Court in Inverness, the UK’s approximately 1,200 theat…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48PM
Friday, February 1, 2019

The Guardian view on business and arts: cash without a voice | Editorial by Editorial

Corporate sponsorship needs to steer clear of impinging on artistic freedomsNews that investment managers the Man Group is withdrawing its sponsorship from the Booker prize after 18 years ha…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:48PM
Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Guardian view on Yvette Cooper’s ‘town of culture’ proposal: a fine idea | Editorial by Editorial

Instituting a UK ‘town of culture’ award alongside the existing ‘city of culture’ title might look like a desperate post-Brexit search for meaning. But the idea could bring real bene…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:48PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Guardian view on Sir Ian McKellen’s tour: truly national theatre by Editorial

The actor’s one-man shows, marking his 80th birthday, will take him back to old hauntsMany people seek unusual ways to celebrate a big birthday, but it’s unlikely that anyone has beaten …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:42PM
Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guardian view on King Charles III: a foreboding play | Editorial by Editorial

The BBC2 broadcast of Mike Bartlett’s play is a reminder that even for republicans, the Queen’s death will loom largeKing Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s play set in a future shortly afte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Guardian view on staging Shakespeare: we must keep the Bard alive and speaking to us now | Editorial by Editorial

Authentic productions of the playwright’s productions can be brilliant but Britain must not be bound by a hertiage-industry view of Mr Anne Hathaway’s workThe abrupt cessation this week …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48PM
Friday, October 14, 2016

The Guardian view on women in theatre: a leading role please, not just a bit part | Editorial by Editorial

It is time for the possibilities, dreams, imaginations and capabilities of female actors to be properly reflected on stageIn London, the Donmar Warehouse has just opened its all-female The T…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:21PM
Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Guardian view on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary: the play’s the thing | Editorial by Editorial

The Bard was the best of us, so to mark four centuries since his death we should make a resolution to see one of his plays this year, ideally in Stratford-upon-AvonUnfortunate the land that …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:55PM
Monday, November 16, 2015

The Guardian view on live theatre at the BBC: a spirit of adventure and risk, and a hint of chaos | Editorial by Editorial

On Stage: Live from Television Centre, far from being a one-off experiment, could signal a new direction at the BBCSubversive, anarchic, mischievous, unpredictable: not words that could ofte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:08PM
Friday, August 14, 2015

The Guardian view on Hamlet: time to cool the hysteria | Editorial by Editorial

The best way audiences can help Benedict Cumberbatch and his colleagues put on a great show is to treat it like any other night at the theatreBenedict Cumberbatch is one of the finest male B…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 03:19PM
Friday, January 30, 2015

The Guardian view on Greek tragedy: something old, something new by Editorial

From Athens to London, ancient dramas are being used to open up questions too thorny to be tackled head on Continue reading...

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:15PM
Monday, February 17, 2014

In praise of … Shelagh Delaney | Editorial by Editorial

The writer of A Taste of Honey may never have replicated her original success, but she blazed a trail for female playwrightsHalf a century after Joan Littlewood staged Oh, What a Lovely War!…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:57PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In praise of … Maxine Peake | Editorial by Editorial

Her work is imbued with a passionate concern for the unrecognised that makes her own voice unforgettableThere are a few actors who are always ready to take risks. Maxine Peake – familiar m…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:15PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014

In praise of … winging it | Editorial by Editorial

A crucial missing prop, an entrance from the wrong side of the stage, or an actor drying make for unforgettable momentsNot one but two actors' nightmares, confessed Sam Mendes, forced to mak…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:25PM
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Creative economy: stand up for the arts by Editorial

In the midst of recession, the UK's creative industries have been quietly outperforming the rest of British industryColin Welland famously exclaimed "the British are coming!" while accepting…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:56PM
Monday, January 13, 2014

In praise of … Mark Gatiss by Editorial

National treasure status can surely not be far away for the writer of SherlockEvery so often, always in the nicest possible way, a good actor's career enjoys a breakthrough. Suddenly the wor…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:00PM
Friday, November 15, 2013

Unthinkable? Get 'em back on | Editorial by Editorial

Stage nudity is becoming so frequent it might be needful in future to highlight programmes in which some performers may appear wearing clothesThe film actress Demi Moore, who in her earlier …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013

In praise of ... streaming live theatre | Editorial by Editorial

Nothing beats being there, as any sports fan knows, but there are consolations when barriers to theatre access are removedOn Wednesday night the Royal Shakespeare Company joined the growing …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:37PM
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In praise of … Wayne McGregor | Editorial by Editorial

A choreographer as likely to work with Radiohead as the Royal Ballet, McGregor wilfully embraces his own contradictionsTop choreographer opens new show at Sadler's Wells: hardly a surprise. …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:07PM
Monday, July 29, 2013

In praise of … Teatro Vivo | Editorial by Editorial

For innovative theatre company Teatro Vivo, no-go areas simply become destinations for one more adventure to add to the story so farThe reinvention of theatre, continued. After Kenneth Brana…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:46PM

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