Theatre

Harley Granville Barker upset the censor with his study of a political idealist and bedroom bounder

Rachel Cusk’s version of Euripides’s Medea boldly reworks the eternal theme of domestic disharmony

Now a play about Islamic State has been cancelled, we can’t question its director’s dubious assumptions

Patrick Marber cuts Turgenev back to the essentials while Cumberbatch triumphs in a muddled Hamlet

‘I’m generally found still tapping in the wings before I make my entrance, more Rain Man than Birdman’

Behind the National’s interpretation of The Beaux’ Strategem is a lasting insight into marriage and money

A revival of a classic satire on social mobility, a debunking of tabloid editors, and a deflating of Boris

The writer’s notes on Greek tragedy are as stimulating as her novels — so she’ll be Daisy Dunn’s guide at a feast of ancient drama in London this summer

Mark Strong gives an award-worthy performance as a Hercules brought low in A View from the Bridge

Two productions of Antigone show the elasticity of one of the most challenging plays in the canon