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. He helped define the mission of the Royal Court in its early days and directed many celebrated productions for the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the RSC. He was also a dedicated teacher, mentor and friend to many writers and directors such as Max Stafford-Clark, Peter Gill and Nadia Latif. Theatre artists, critics and scholars will discuss Bill Gaskill’s work and influences in a series of discussions over the day, convened by Birkbeck’s Rob Swain and David Eldridge.Contributors include Peter Gill, Professor Dan Rebellato, Nicholas Wright, Max Stafford-Clark, Wunmi Mosaku, Christopher Hampton, Ken Cranham and Nadia Latif.

The first panel has been recorded and is available here.

With Peter Gill, Irwing Wardle and Professor Dan Rebellato (RHUL)

Chair: Professor Colin Teevan (Birkbeck)

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