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Daniel Rosenthal - How to... Research

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Daniel Rosenthal - How to... Research

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Theatre historian Dr Daniel Rosenthal shares his extensive knowledge on how to research performance history by comparing adaptations of King Lear at the National Theatre since 1976.
Here are 4 separate images of the writers. Starting in the top left we have Lee Hall, to the right of him Diane Samuels, beneath her Bryony Lavery and to her left Alecky Blythe.

Writers - Practice and Process

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Writers - Practice and Process

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Lee Hall defines the power of transformation and imagination, Diane Samuels talks about the nature of nurturing your craft, Alecky Blythe describes the process of trusting your instincts and Bryony Lavery focuses on getting to the 'spine of a scene'.
Here are 4 images of the different designers interviewed. From top left we have Bob Crowley, to his right Natasha Chivers, beneath her Katrina Lindsay and to her left Gareth Fry.

Designers - Process and Practicalities

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Designers - Process and Practicalities

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Bob Crowley talks about creating the complete picture, Katrina Lindsay emphasises the significance of collaboration in achieving detailed design, Natasha Chivers examines the importance of being present and continuing dialogue, while Gareth Fry explores the power of manipulating sound to support an artistic moment.
This is an image of 4 stills from the actors interviews. Starting from the top left we have Amber James, to the right of her Katy Stephens, beneath which is Victor Oshin and to his left Laurie Metcalf.

Actors - Preparing and Playing

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Actors - Preparing and Playing

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Laurice Metcalf articulates the challenges of her discovering her character in All My Sons, Amber James shares her techniques for approaching a text, Katy Stephens delves into finding a character's backstory and Victor Oshin takes us on his personal journey of playing Othello.
Here we see a series of 4 stills from the different directors interviews. From the top left Nancy Meckler, to her right is Declan Donnellan, beneath him is Scott Graham and to his left is Jenny Sealey.

Directors - Practice and Process

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Directors - Practice and Process

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Declan Donnellan describes the sacred side of creating art, Nancy Meckler reflects on the process of sparking the truth from within actors, Scott Graham emphasises the importance of physicality and body language, while Jenny Sealey shares her experiences of championing diversity, accessibility and inclusivity within theatre.
Here is a black slate, on the left is a black and white image of Lyn Gardner gesticulating and on the right is a title in white writing 'Talking About Performance Practice' beneath which is more text 'Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Michael Gould'.

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Michael Gould

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Michael Gould

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Reflecting on his career and its evolution in an ever-changing theatrical landscape, actor Michael Gould discusses working with directors Katie Mitchell and Ella Hickson among others. From traditional to experimental theatre, Gould considers how he’s honed his technique over time.
Here is a black slate, on the left is a black and white image of Lyn Gardner gesticulating and on the right is a title in white writing 'Talking About Performance Practice' beneath which is more text 'Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Ontroerend Goed'.

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Ontroerend Goed

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Ontroerend Goed

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From humble beginnings in Flanders, Ontroerend Goed founders David Bauwens and Alexander Devriendt discuss the practice of their postdramatic theatre company. Unconventional by nature, Bowens and Debrent consider how they explore form and audience through performance.
Here is a black slate, on the left is a black and white image of Lyn Gardner gesticulating and on the right is a title in white writing 'Talking About Performance Practice' beneath which is more text 'Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Richard Gregory'.

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Richard Gregory

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Richard Gregory

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Co-founder of Quarantine Richard Gregory sheds light on the company’s philosophy to create original theatre, performance and public events that explore the world around us. Referring to productions such as Wallflower, and Susan and Darren, Gregory provides insight into collaborating with non-actors and experimenting with durational performance.
Here is a black slate, on the left is a black and white image of Lyn Gardner gesticulating and on the right is a title in white writing 'Talking About Performance Practice' beneath which is more text 'Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Robert Icke'.

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Robert Icke

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Robert Icke

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Multi-award-winning writer and director Robert Icke unpacks his creative process, from collaborating with cast and creative teams to working with text and finding a vocabulary in the rehearsal room. He also discusses his intentions for staging The Doctor with Juliet Stevenson for his final show as the Associate Director of the Almeida.
Here is a black slate, on the left is a black and white image of Lyn Gardner gesticulating and on the right is a title in white writing 'Talking About Performance Practice' beneath which is more text 'Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Fevered Sleep'.

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Fevered Sleep

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Fevered Sleep

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David Harradine and Sam Butler, the Artistic Directors of Fevered Sleep, explore the ways in which their company has developed to create multidisciplinary art projects for adults and children. Referring to productions such as Men and Girls Dance and Sheep Pig Goat, Harradine and Butler detail their aims, methods and research for opening discussions on challenging topics through performance.
Malcolm Rippeth sits to the right of screen in a light blue shirt gesticulating with his hands. The background is completely dark.

Malcolm Rippeth on Kneehigh

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Malcolm Rippeth on Kneehigh

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Award-winning lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth reflects on his career and details the collaborative and improvisatory nature of how Kneehigh makes their work.
Paula Byrne sits on a pink velvet armchair, wearing a pale blue top. In the background is a vase with flowers in and a lamp on a table.

Paula Byrne on Jane Austen

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Paula Byrne on Jane Austen

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Paula Byrne discusses the life and writing of Jane Austen, an author whose finely crafted heroines and accounts of the female experience parallel the freedom she was granted as a writer and obstacles she faced as a woman.