A British production of a Japanese work, Shun-kin is a near-perfect triumph

Philip French, who has died aged 82, was the doyen of British film criticism. In 2009, in the run-up to the Oscars, he discusses the demise of cinema as an art form with Standpoint‘s critic Peter Whittle and editor Daniel Johnson

Some plays just don’t stand the test of time: Twelfth Night at the Wyndham Theatre; Loot at the Tricycle Theatre

Two superb productions, The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic and Oedipus at the NT, explore the ties that bind ancient and modern drama

The decline of West End theatre is compounded by the rude treatment of the theatre-goers themselves