Chris Spyrides and Trudy Weiss in Crossing Jerusalem, Park Theatre, London

A Jewish writer fills a vacuum with a play about Israel that refuses to take a simple view as it foregrounds an erotic older woman. Matthew Reisz writes

Review: Ben Whishaw and Kevin Harvey in Bakkhai by Euripides, by Anne Carson

A witty version of the Greek tragedy confronts our desire to watch the unwatchable as it diverts our focus from binaries to transitioning, says Liz Schafer

The Lady's Trial, Love's Sacrifice and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

A rare staging of the dramatist’s work pushes to the fore seldom-seen plays that reveal the tensions at the heart of his oeuvre, says Lisa Hopkins

A staging of the 1647 Putney Debates poses inconvenient questions about political means and ends, says Liz Schafer

Justin Audibert’s sparkling production showcases the tragedy’s uneasy blend of offence and elation with just a hint of Tarantino, says Peter J. Smith

Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is actor-centred and is often best presented stripped of all distractions, says Peter J. Smith

Live broadcasting has changed how audiences view theatre and performance, says Liz Schafer

A musical lecture explores the links between three men connected by the Nuremberg trials, writes Matthew Reisz

When Liz Schafer interviewed the Oh! What A Lovely War director, she was bowled over by her passionate and indiscreet insights into her life in theatre

Peter Brook’s play about synaesthesia delights Matthew Reisz with its blend of philosophical themes and Shakespearean comedy

By using ‘children’ in adult roles the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse both challenges the audience and returns to original practice

Physical aspects of a new theatre both add to and detract from a convincingly chilling tale of sororicide, attests Liz Schafer

Emma Rees is 34 down, four to go in a bid to see the Bard’s entire canon on stage

Anna Hartnell takes part in an immersive theatre experience that has audiences bear witness to environmental catastrophe

Jonathan Thacker hopes that three comedia nueva plays - combining comedy and tragedy - will herald a revival of a lesser-known art form

Jessica Swale’s rollicking play about women in 1890s Cambridge fighting for the recognition of their education has relevance today

The ‘creative consultant’ at work in the National Theatre’s new production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II

Three recent productions at Shakespeare’s Globe highlight to the challenge of how to present Katherina’s submission

A new production of Shakespeare’s brutal play continues to elicit disquieting questions about moral values

Daniel Ploeger’s performance provokes minds through ‘body beautiful’

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