A playwright celebrated for his observations of modern life has criticised the "ineradicable taint of antisemitism" in British society.
In an interview with the Financial Times, the Chicago-born Jewish writer David Mamet said that modern speakers were using the same antisemitic arguments that Charles Lindbergh and Oswald Mosley made in the 1930s.
The actress who starred as Golde in the original London production of Fiddler on the Roof has died of cancer at the age of 85.
Miriam Karlin, born Miriam Samuels to Orthodox Jewish parents in Hampstead, went on to appear in films including A Clockwork Orange and The Entertainer, the television series The Rag Trade and a long list of West End plays.
Two celebrated playwrights who famously did not get along may have had more appreciation for each other' s work than previously known.
Terence Rattigan, whose centenary is currently being marked with several West End revivals, was known to dislike the "angry young men" playwrights who emerged in the 1950s, among them Jewish dramatists Harold Pinter and Arnold Wesker.
City University of New York (CUNY) has re-approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, following its controversial decision to remove his name from a list of those eligible because of his stance on Israel.
Playwright Tony Kushner has criticised New York's City University for delivering a "grotesque caricature" of his views on Israel after the university's board voted against plans to give him an honorary degree.