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Lyn Gardner

Relaxed Performance

Digital Theatre
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Lyn Gardner

Relaxed Performance

Digital Theatre
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DT Associate Lyn Gardner considers how relaxed performances make us rethink how we receive theatre and respond to it. Referring to the work of Touretteshero and Flute Theatre, Gardner explores the issues surrounding social conventions and behaviour in the theatre and argues the benefits of relaxed performances for both audiences and performers.
Lyn Gardner

The Turbulent Steven Berkoff

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Lyn Gardner

The Turbulent Steven Berkoff

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DT Associate Lyn Gardner considers the work of actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff and his influence on British theatre. Gardner highlights how the raw poetry and physical energy of Berkoff’s plays speak to a younger generation and how he paved the way for physical and visual theatre-makers such as Frantic Assembly.
Simon Dormandy

Director's Notebook | A Passage to India

Digital Theatre
Director Notebooks
Simon Dormandy

Director's Notebook | A Passage to India

Digital Theatre
Director Notebooks
Digital Theatre+ Director Notebooks provide an invaluable insight into professional directors’ rehearsal notes, personal processes and directorial intentions for staging a play. Covering critical thinking and practical approaches, these exclusive resources aim to give an understanding of the various ways a text can be interpreted and presented to an audience.
Zoë Waites

Practical Workshop Guide | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Practical Guide
Zoë Waites

Practical Workshop Guide | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
The aim of this Digital Theatre+ Practical Workshop Guide is to deepen and enrich understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance, encouraging the student to approach the material using the investigative and interpretive methods of the actor, director or voice coach.
Ed Scheer

Postmodernism

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Ed Scheer

Postmodernism

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Ed Scheer, Head of School at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Art and Design, presents an overview of Postmodernism. Referring to the works of US artists Laurie Anderson and Robert Wilson, Scheer explores the fragmentary organisation of narrative, the mixing of genres and the rejection of text in postmodern theatre and considers its association with capitalism.
Ed Scheer

Heiner Müller

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Ed Scheer

Heiner Müller

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Ed Scheer, Head of School at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Art and Design, outlines the life and work of the German playwright and theatre director, Heiner Müller (1929-1995). Scheer considers how Müller was widely regarded as the successor of Bertolt Brecht, creating new forms of political theatre in Germany and influencing the development of postdramatic theatre in the late 20th century.
Lyn Gardner

Theatre by Design

Digital Theatre
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Lyn Gardner

Theatre by Design

Digital Theatre
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DT Associate Lyn Gardner explores how design impacts the way a production is received and remembered. Gardner considers how - as theatre becomes more collaborative - designers will likely be attributed more recognition, as the boundaries between individual contributions begin to dissolve.
Lyn Gardner

Using the Landscape

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Lyn Gardner

Using the Landscape

Digital Theatre
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DT Associate Lyn Gardner highlights the unique benefits of staging and creating productions outside. Gardner details the work of Wildworks, the National Theatre of Wales and the National Theatre of Scotland, amongst others, who embrace an ever-changing landscape to produce theatre which engages with the outdoors and communities.

Postdramatic Theatre

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction

Postdramatic Theatre

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Catherine Love, freelance arts journalist, theatre critic and researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, details the development of postdramatic theatre. Love examines various critical approaches to the term postdramatic, explores the work of practitioners and theatre companies who aim to disrupt the relations and conventions of dramatic theatre, and highlights the relationship between postdramatic and postmodernism.
Catherine Love

Liveness

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Catherine Love

Liveness

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Catherine Love, freelance arts journalist, theatre critic and researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, explores the meaning of liveness in theatre and performance. Love examines the complex relationship between the live and the mediatized and highlights how liveness has held particular theoretical importance for makers and critics of live art, especially with regards to the development of technology.
Leonard Pronko

Kabuki

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Leonard Pronko

Kabuki

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Leonard Pronko, Emeritus Professor of Theatre at Pomona College, provides an overview of Kabuki – a popular Japanese theatre form known for its stylised drama and use of song and dance. Pronko details the history of Kabuki from the 17th century to the present day and highlights key events, playwrights and actors who have had a significant impact on its development.
Rosemary Candelario

Butoh

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Rosemary Candelario

Butoh

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Rosemary Candelario, Associate Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, introduces the avant-garde, Japanese dance form of butoh. Candelario explores the development of butoh through the work and collaboration of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno who experimented with aesthetics of darkness, taboo topics and the role of the body in creating meaning in society.