30/12/07 - 2007 in the North West
David Chadderton reviews what's been happening in theatre in the the
North West during 2007.
30/12/07 - The Midlands Stage 2007
Steve Orme looks back at theatre in the Midlands during 2007.
28/12/07 - Theatre in the North East
Peter Lathan looks back at theatre in the North East of England in 2007.
23/12/07 - London Theatre in 2007
Philip Fisher looks at the highlights of London's theatre in 2007.
23/12/07 - At the Sharp End
Philip Fisher reviews the book by Peter Billingham, subtitled Uncovering
the work of five contemporary dramatists.
23/12/07 - How Plays Work
Philip Fisher reviews the book by Martin Meisel.
17/12/07 - The Royal Court Theatre
Philip Fisher reviews the book by Ruth Little and Emily McLaughlin.
04/12/07 - Playing with Canons
The first part of Philip Fisher's review of Martin Denton's book, a
collection of the full scripts of eighteen contemporary American plays.
02/12/07 - Actors Speaking
Philip Fisher reviews the book edited by Lyn Haill.
26/11/07 - The Letters of Noël
Philip Fisher reviews the book edited by Barry Day.
19/11/07 - The Shakespeare Diaries
Philip Fisher reviews J.P. Wearing's book.
09/11/07 - The Improvisation Book
Philip Fisher reviews John Abbott's guide for teachers.
01/11/07 - The Horse's Mouth
Philip Fisher reviews Mervyn Millar's book, the story behind the National
Theatre production War Horse.
01/11/07 - The Uncommon Reader
Philp Fisher reviews the short novel by Alan Bennett.
26/10/07 - The London Stage in the
Philip Fisher reviews Robert Tanitch's survey of a century of London
26/10/07 - Shakespeare's Wife
Philip Fisher reviews Germaine Greer's biography of Ann Shakespeare.
21/10/07 - State of the Nation
Philip Fisher reviews Michael Billington's new book.
21/10/07 - Fred Drac and King Rat
Peter Lathan describes making theatre with recovering drug addicts.
14/10/07 - Will
Philip Fisher reviews Will, Christopher Rush's fictional biography
of William Shakespeare.
25/09/07 - The Making of the Dream
Tim Supple, director of Dash Arts, describes how the company's Indian
A Midsummer Night's Dream came about.
23/09/07 - Commedia Plays
Philip Fisher reviews Barry Grantham's book, which contains examples
of Commedia dell'Arte plays.
21/09/07 - The Worst It Can Be Is a
David Chadderton reviews the autobiography by Braham Murray, joint artistic
director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
18/09/07 - Shakespeare
Philip Fisher reviews the new book by Bill Bryson.
09/09/07 - Book News
Philip Fisher looks at Michael Billington's new book to be published
in November and two which have just been published in paperback
07/09/07 - Reflections on the Aftermath
of the 2007 Fringe
Rachel Lynn Brody reflects on her fourth Edinburgh Fringe.
23/08/07 - A Style and Its Origins
Philip Fisher reviews the book by Howard Barker/Eduardo Houth.
20/08/07 - Michael Frayn at the Book Festival
David Chadderton reports on the talk given by Michael Frayn at the 2007
Edinburgh Book Festival.
19/08/07 - The End of the Fringe as We
Is the Edinburgh Fringe getting too big and is a radical change coming
13/08/07 - Alan Bennett at the Book Festival
David Chadderton reports on the talk given by Alan Bennett at the 2007
Edinburgh Book Festival.
01/08/07 - Edinburgh Previews - Other Events
A look at some of the non-theatre events at the Edinburgh Fringe.
24/07/07 - Edinburgh 2007 Previews - the
Peter Lathan previews classic theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2007.
24/07/07 - Edinburgh 2007 Previews - Shakespeare
Peter Lathan previews Shakespeare at the Edinburgh Fringe 2007.
23/07/07 - More Edinburgh 2007 Previews
Peter Lathan previews some plays and some musicals at the Edinburgh
22/07/07 - My Edinburgh 2007 Preview
How editor Peter Lathan chooses the plays he'll see at the Edinburgh
26/06/07 - An Invitation to A A Gill
On Sunday 24th June, 2007, Sunday Times writer A A Gill attacked theatre
critics in a cover article in the paper's Culture Magazine. Philip Fisher
(with tongue ever so slightly in cheek) was prompted to invite him to
join the BTG.
26/06/07 - Harold Pinter
Philip Fisher reviws the updated version of Michael Billington's book
on Harold Pinter.
24/06/07 - Spectacular Theatre: Some Meanderings
Peter Lathan allows the critical response to Lord of the Rings
lead him to muse on the place of spectacle in theatre.
17/06/07 - Going to the Fringe?
Peter Lathan offers some advice for Edinburgh Fringe virgins.
10/06/07 - Is the West End in Trouble?
Philip Fisher considers whether the recent spate of West End closures
means Theatreland is in decline.
24/05/07 - A Fanny Full of Soap
Philip Fisher reviews Nichola McAuliffe's theatrical novel.
24/05/07 - Performing Shakespeare
Philip Fisher reviews the book by Oliver Ford Davies.
15/05/07 - I Want to Be a Dead White Man
but Feel Emasculated
The BTG's London editor Philip Fisher responds to Nicholas Hytner's
comments about some critics being 'dead white men'.
10/05/07 - Fatty Batter
Philip Fisher reviews the book by actor Michael Simkins, more about
cricket than theatre!
27/04/07 - Side by Side by Sondheim
Side by Side by Sondheim is a revue of the music and lyrics of
Stephen Sondheim with additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers,
Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne and a narration written by Ned Sherrin.
A major new production opens next week in London for a limited twelve
week run. Sandra Giorgetti takes a look.
13/04/07 - Profiles
Philip Fisher reviews the reprint of Kenneth Tynan's book Profiles.
08/04/07 - Trevor Griffiths - Theatre
Plays I and II
Ray Brown reviews the two volume collection of Trevoir Griffiths' plays.
07/04/07 - The Art of the Dramatist
Phlip Fisher reviews the collection of writings by J B Priestley.
01/04/07 - Where Have All the Contraltos
Kevin Catchpole laments the lost voice of oratorio and the operatic
26/03/07 - Closer - Student Edition
Philip Fisher reviews Methuen's student edition of Patrick Marber's
25/03/07 - Tinkering with the BTG
Peter Lathan explains current and forthcoming changes to the British
24/03/07 - Theatre Writings
Philip Fisher reviews the collection of writings by Kenneth Tynan, published
by Nick Hern Books.
02/03/07 - Are You There, Crocodile?
Philip Fisher reviews Michael Pennington's book about Anton Chekhov.
14/02/07 - Shakespeare's Entrails:
Belief, Scepticism and the Interior of the Body
J D Atkinson reviews David Hillman's book.
14/02/07 - Taking Stock: The Theatre
of Max Stafford-Clark
A book review by Philip Fisher.
11/02/07 - Fuding Priorities
Local authorities are currently setting budgets. How will theatre fare?
11/02/07 - Acting Characters
Peter Lathan reviews Paul Elsam's introduction to the basic skills of
28/01/07 - The Theatre of Martin
Philip Fisher reviews Alex Sierz' book on the British playwright.
28/01/07 - Impossible Plays: Adventures
with the Cottesloe Company
Peter Lathan reviews the book on Bill Bryden's Cottesloe Company by
Keith Dewhurst and Jack Shepherd.
14/01/07 - The Case of Simone Clarke
The attempts of protesters to have Simone Clarke sacked from English
National Ballet are undermining freedom of speech, expression and belief.
08/01/07 - Colorblind Shakespeare: New
Perspectives on Race and Performance
J D Atkinson reviews the book on cross-race casting in Shakespearean
productions, edited by Ayanna Thompson.
04/01/07 - 2006: The Year in the Midlands
Steve Orme looks back at a year of theatre in the Midlands and forward
02/01/07 - The Shakespearean Dramaturg:
A Theoretical and Practical Guide
J D Atkinson reviews the book by Andrew James Hartley.
02/01/07 - The Coming of Godot
Philip Fisher reviews the book by Jonathan Croall.
02/01/07 - Is All Your Family Within?
J D Atkinson sets a testing quiz on family relationships in Shakespeare.
02/01/07 - Time for a Shakespeare Quiz...
on the Subject of Time
Another testing quiz from J D Atkinson
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