Articles by Michael Coveney
Breaking the code ©Royal Exchange, Manchester Oil Almeida Theatre, 7th October to 26th November Ella Hickson is one of a group of young women playwrights emerging over the past 10...
The best theatre shows this month
Faber, £20 David Hare’s beautifully abrasive memoir suggests, as with a firework, that you light the blue touch paper and stand back. Bristling with a magnificent arrogance, it coincides with...
Known as the Irish Chekov, Brian Friel wrote masterful plays about his country's troubles
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?