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Mid-shot of Patsy Ferran with her hands together. She looks directly at the camera wearing a polka dot blouse. Behind her is a chair, book shelf, storage cabinet. In front of her is her desk with paper and pens on top.

Character Lock In featuring Patsy Ferran

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Character Lock In featuring Patsy Ferran

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Interview
Join Patsy Ferran as she brings the inimitable Martha from Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to life.
Terry O'Connor sits to the left wearing a black top and black jeans with her hands resting on her lap. She looks directly down the lens. On the right sits Abigail Rokison-Woodall, she is wearing a navy blue floral dress and looks over at Terry. Behind them is a dark wooden fireplace with acorns in.

Abigail Rokison-Woodall in Conversation with Terry O'Connor

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Abigail Rokison-Woodall in Conversation with Terry O'Connor

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The Shakespeare Institute lecturer Abigail Rokison-Woodall and Forced Entertainment ensemble member Terry O’Connor discuss form, collaboration and bridging the divide between theory and practice during the RSC and University of Birmingham's Radical Mischief Conference in 2018.
This is a mid-shot of Michael Dobson and Jyotsna Singh. Dobson sits on the left in a blue shirt, a light blue patterned tie, white trousers, a watch and a pair of glasses. He watches Jyotsna Singh as she speaks. Singh wears an orange top, with a blue patterned scarf wrapped once around her neck. She wears lots of silver jewellery including bracelets, rings, earrings and an amber necklace. Behind the pair is a dark brown fireplace filled with acorns.

Michael Dobson in Conversation with Jyotsna Singh

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Michael Dobson in Conversation with Jyotsna Singh

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Interview
Director of The Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson and Michigan State University English Professor Jyotsna Singh deliberate 'Shakespeare’s global role' and postcolonial readings of his canon during the RSC and University of Birmingham's Radical Mischief Conference in 2018.
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.
This is a mid-shot of Michael Dobson and Peter Holbrook. Dobson sits on the left in a blue shirt with a blue patterned tie, white trousers and a pair of glasses. On his right is Holbrook who wears a white shirt, navy blazer, beige trousers and dark rimmed glasses, he gesticulates with both hands. Behind them is a wooden fireplace with acorns in.

Michael Dobson in Conversation with Peter Holbrook

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Michael Dobson in Conversation with Peter Holbrook

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Interview
Director of The Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson and outgoing President of The International Shakespeare Association Peter Holbrook discuss Shakespeare as a global phenomenon during the RSC and University of Birmingham's Radical Mischief Conference in 2018.

Daniel Rosenthal - How to... Research

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Interview

Daniel Rosenthal - How to... Research

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Interview
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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Interview

Writers - Practice and Process

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Interview
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 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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Interview
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.