Theatre

The last volume of his collected letters reveals Samuel Beckett at his most Beckettian

The actor’s brief career as a wine dealer was a dismal failure, but something of this former way of life stayed with him

Harry Potter takes to the stage in an enjoyable romp with enough twists for both parents and children

What is the lasting legacy of the last of the Angry Young Men?

Did Shakespeare write a sequel to Romeo and Juliet? Compelling intertextual links suggest it’s possible

“Should I be grateful for the great Jewish characters I’ve played — or sad that in a 50-year career I’ve rarely played a “classic” role?”

“I kept calling the flock a herd, which justifiably annoyed the rather elegant lady farmer I was chatting up”

As he turns 80 this summer, this remarkable polymath deserves to be fêted as a populariser of science and pioneer in the arts

While it gives more credence to the naysayers than it should, Shakespeare Beyond Doubt excellently marshalls the evidence over the authorship of the bard’s plays

Delving into the various linguistic predicaments of Samuel Beckett reveals the beautiful complications of his writings.