Dramatic legacy: Samuel Beckett directing Waiting for Godot in Berlin in 1975; it is surely impossible to encounter the stark setting of WB Yeats’s Purgatory – a road, a tree – without thinking of Beckett’s play. Photograph: Heuer/Ullstein Bild via Getty

In his influential book The Empty Space the English director Peter Brook wrote about what he called the Holy Theatre, or “the notion that the stage(...)

Warm tributes were paid today to the longest serving circuit court judge in the country, Judge Patrick Moran, when he retired after nearly 25 years on the bench. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Warm tributes were paid today to the longest serving circuit court judge in the country, Judge Patrick Moran, when he retired after nearly 25 years o(...)