In London, Kenneth Branagh stars in the Donmar West End production of Anton Chekhov's "Ivanov," newly adapted by Stoppard. The production has been well received, for Branagh's performance and Stoppard's adaptation. Critics are reportedly unanimous in their praise.
The reviews for the San Francisco production of "Rock 'n' Roll" keep streaming in:
San Francisco Bay Times
The Bay Guardian
The Daily Californian
Meanwhile, in a Times Online video interview, Stoppard claims that his approach to theater is "very, very lowbrow." You betcha.