Landscape storytelling: the story of an ‘enemy alien’ set designer

Event Date: 16 May 2018 Room G10 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Landscape storytelling: the story of an ‘enemy alien’ set designer Discover the story of British set designer Ralph Koltai, a refugee who arrived in the UK on the Kindertransport in 1939 and translated at …

Dramaturgies of change in Greek theatre: institutions, practices and publics

Event Date: 11 January 2018 Room G34 Senate House University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The European Theatre Research Network University of Kent presents: Dramaturgies of change in Greek theatre: institutions, practices and publics Panel curated by Marissia Fragkou and Philip Hager Drawing on the recently published special issue on Greek theatre ‘Dramaturgies of Change: Greek Theatre Now’ …

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 …