Welcome to a Life in the Theatre

Event Date: 20 May 2017 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Welcome to a Life in the Theatre The old theatre before the Court and after Bill (William) Gaskill was one of the most influential theatre directors in post-war UK theatre. …

Andy Smith – Dematerialising Theatre

Event Date: 15 May 2017 Room G10 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Andy Smith: Dematerialising Theatre For the last fifteen years, both alone and in collaboration with Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, Adler & Gibb), theatre-maker Andy Smith has been involved in …

The Politics of Collaboration – European Currents

Event Date: 24 September 2016 Concert Room Grove Building Middlesex University Hendon Campus The Burroughs London NW4 4BT The Theatre Arts Department at Middlesex University, in collaboration with the Performing Arts Department at the University of Winchester presents: The Politics of Collaboration – European Currents Within the current European political developments, the notion of collaboration has arguably gained acute new relevance. …

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‘Crisis’ in Excess: Performing Europe Today

  Event Date: 29 April 2016 Performing Arts Studio 5 The University of Winchester Sparkford Road, Winchester  SO22 4NR   The Department of Performing Arts at the University of Winchester presents: ‘Crisis’ in Excess: Performing Europe Today Since 2008, the term ‘crisis’ has marked the institutional, socio-political, cultural and academic landscapes of contemporary Europe. This rather malleable, ‘sticky’ term seems …

More than Accessible: Theatre and Performance in the Age of the Spectator

The aim of this one-day symposium is to ask interesting questions about present assumptions to do with cultivating, responding to and retaining an audience for performance work. The rush to make digital all relations between spectator and performer, venue and company, has hemmed in potentially more elastic and considered responses.

Graham Holderness – Hamnet Shakespeare: A Joycean Life

            Event Date: 5 February 2015 Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL   The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A …

Dan Rebellato – Theatre, Sex and Zombies: The Strange Case of the Naturalist Stage

Event Date: 4 February 2014 The Caryl Churchill Theatre Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Inaugural Lecture Professor Dan Rebellato (RHUL) – Theatre, Sex and Zombies: The Strange Case of the Naturalist Stage Naturalism is the single most influential movement in European theatre of …

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Peter M Boenisch – Reclaiming Regietheater: The Dialectics of Directing

              Event Date: 17 October 2013 Senate Room Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The London Theatre Seminar presents: Professor Peter M Boenisch (University of Kent) – Reclaiming Regietheater: The Dialectics of Directing Regie, i.e. the collaborative mise en scène of a playtext, in particular from the canonical dramatic repertoire, staged by …

Helen Gilbert – ‘Let the Games Begin’: Indigenous Performance and Global Spectacle, 1976-2010

Event Date 7 February 2012 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London ‘Let the Games Begin’: Indigenous Performance and Global Spectacle, 1976-2010 Professor Helen Gilbert (RHUL) Director of the International Centre for Theatre and Performance Research Olympic Games provide unique opportunities for marginalised peoples to express their cultural traditions in pageants prepared for a vast media audience. This lecture will …