Theatre Reviewing & The Stage Archive

Freelance Theatre Critic and Arts Journalist, Matt Trueman, explores how the purpose of theatre reviewing has changed over time, with a particular focus on The Stage Archive reviews available on Digital Theatre+.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Essay

Using Digital Technology + Social Media in Practical Theatre Courses

Ezra Le Bank, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, California State University Long Beach, shares his research into utilising social media and digital technology to support teaching in studio theatre courses. The essay provides practical suggestions to assist educators in considering digital integration in theatrical (or other) courses.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Essay

An Introduction to Frantic Assembly

This extended essay, by Aleks Sierz, introduces Frantic Assembly as an innovative British theatre company that has spent more than two decades telling stories by using physical theatre techniques, and whose style is a viscerally exciting fusion of text, music and movement.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Essay

A Sam Shepard Ending

After the death of Sam Shepard in July 2017, the theatre industry united in paying homage to the Pulitzer prize winning playwright and star of both stage and screen. In this tribute, Phillip Breen, director of the 2014 production of True West, remembers the play's celebrated and revered writer, the ‘broken cowboy’.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Essay

As You Like It: Compare and Contrast

The world-famous Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon is custodian of all things Shakespeare and a comprehensive source of knowledge. Digital Theatre+ commissioned them to write a Compare and Contrast Analysis to accompany our Shakespeare's Globe Collection production of As You Like It, to enable students to gain a realistic insight to how productions of the same text can vary through interpretive choice.
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Essay

Comparing Comedy: Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing

The world-famous Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon is custodian of all things Shakespeare and a comprehensive source of knowledge. Digital Theatre+ commissioned them to create a Comparing Comedy guide to accompany our Shakespeare's Globe Collection production of Love's Labour's Lost, to enable students to compare and contrast this production with its partner play, Much Ado About Nothing.
Digital Theatre
(2015)
Essay

Romeo and Juliet: Historical Context Workbook

The world-famous Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon is custodian of all things Shakespeare and a comprehensive source of knowledge. Digital Theatre+ commissioned them to create a workbook to accompany our Shakespeare's Globe Collection production of Romeo and Juliet, to enable students to gain a realistic insight to life in 1594.
Digital Theatre
(2014)
Essay

To be, or not to be: A tribute to John Barton

After the death of John Barton in January 2018, the theatre industry united in paying homage to the leading light in Shakespearean performance. In this tribute, Emily Blacksell, who began her career working alongside John at the Royal Shakespeare Company, remembers the ‘Shakespeare Titan’.
Digital Theatre
(2018)
Essay