Articles by Michael Coveney
What happened to the man who stood in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square?
The playwright Simon Stephens is a rebel at the heart of British theatre
Long Day’s Journey Into Night was so personal and painful for Eugene O’Neill that he forbade the performance of the play until after his death. Does it stand the test of time?
A new, well-timed production based on the Arabian Nights will remind audiences of the enduring power of storytelling
Opera is associated with formality and expensive venues. But a new breed of producer wants to change all that
As far as the performing arts are concerned, there’s nothing really controversial about the cuts, or indeed the increases. What remains at issue is the value—in both political and “real”...
Antonioni Project Barbican Theatre, 1st-5th February The films of Michelangelo Antonioni, who died in 2007, are strange, disturbing and emotionally volatile—characters locked in sexual and...