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Michael Billington is Britain's longest serving theatre critic; he has written for The Guardian since 1971, and his books include biographies of Peggy Ashcroft and Harold Pinter, studies of Alan Ayckbourn and Tom Stoppard, and a collection of reviews, One Night Stands. He lectures and broadcasts on the arts, and is a Visiting Professor at King's College London, and an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College Oxford.
He discussed his new book, State of the Nation, with the Society's Chairman; it is a controversial and witty survey of British theatre since 1945, published on 1st November 2007.
NOTE: This book was the winner of the Society's 2007 Theatre Book Prize.
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Theatre Book Prize 2007 event report
8th May 2008