A Guide to a Career in Acting

This exclusive Digital Theatre+ resource offers a whole host of information on how to get the best foundation training for performing on stage. Written by professional actor and acting coach Tilly Blackwood, who founded the Audition Doctor, this invaluable guide provides a personal account on how to begin a career in acting.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Guide

A Guide to a Career in Stage Management

This exclusive Digital Theatre+ introductory guide contains all the essential information for anyone interested in a career in stage management, from finding the right qualification and training to applying for your first job. Written by stage manager Zoë Cotton, this valuable resource offers practical advice by an industry expert who demonstrates how developing skills, gaining experience and making connections can provide exciting opportunities for the future.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Guide

A Guide to Active Analysis in Rehearsal

This exclusive Digital Theatre+ guide aims to contextualise Active Analysis in Rehearsal: A Documentary Learning Resource – a collaborative research project between undergraduates and faculty at the University of California, Riverside, led by Bella Merlin. This accompanying guide provides more information on the process of putting Konstantin Stanislavsky’s method into practice.
Digital Theatre
(2018)
Guide

A Guide to Kneehigh

This Digital Theatre+ and DramaWorks guide provides a useful introduction to British theatre company Kneehigh. Covering their key productions, history and unique style, this invaluable resource also offers practical-based exercises using Kneehigh techniques which can be adapted and used in the classroom to inspire teamwork, experimentation and improvisation.
DramaWorks
(2017)
Guide

A Guide to Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique

This guide is designed to support the viewing of Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique. Written by Jessica Cerullo, Managing Director of MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association), this guide provides further exploration of Chekhov’s practices, and includes a reading list, glossary of terms and guiding questions.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Guide

A Guide to Teaching Shakespeare with DT+ | AS & A Level English Literature

This exclusive Digital Theatre+ Guide was specifically designed to support and enhance the teaching of Shakespeare set texts for AS & A Level English Literature. Providing access to an abundance of written and filmed content on DT+, this bespoke guide aims to supply the tools to help facilitate learning opportunities by revealing how to make the most of DT+ resources.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Guide

A Guide to Teaching Shakespeare with DT+ | GCSE English Literature

This exclusive Digital Theatre+ Guide was specifically designed to support and enhance the teaching of Shakespeare set texts for GCSE English Literature. Providing access to an abundance of written and filmed content on DT+, this bespoke guide aims to supply the tools to help facilitate learning opportunities by revealing how to make the most of DT+ resources.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Guide

A-Z of Technical Theatre

This Digital Theatre+ Guide, written by stage manager Zoë Cotton, provides an A-Z list of all the people involved in the technical side of theatre production. From choreographers to lighting designers and wardrobe assistants, this unique resource offers a brief insight into each role and how they contribute to bringing a performance to life.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Guide

Acting

The Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, Rose Whyman, provides an introduction to the various approaches to acting. Whyman explores the development of drama and acting processes, from the use of rhetoric in Ancient Greece to Konstantin Stanislavsky’s Method, and details the differences between an actor representing an emotion and experiencing emotion.
Digital Theatre
(2018)
Concise Introduction

Aeschylus

Mark Fortier, Professor at the University of Guelph in Canada, provides an introduction to Aeschylus – a playwright often referred to as the father of tragedy. Fortier explores the influence of Greek mythology on Aeschylus’s key works, draws on contemporary examples and critical theory, and considers the impact of Greek tragedy on theatre and performance throughout history.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Audio Theatre

Anton Chekhov

Rhonda Blair, Professor in the Division of Theatre at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, provides an overview of the life of Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov. Blair considers how Chekhov’s plays capture the complexity and richness of human experience, affirming his place as one of the most influential writers of European theatre.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

Aristophanes

Michael M. Chemers, Associate Professor of Dramatic Literature at the University of California in Santa Cruz, introduces one of the most celebrated comic playwrights of all time, Aristophanes. Chemers examines some of Aristophanes' surviving works, including Lysistrata and The Clouds, and considers how his plays were influenced by both the politics and the philosophy of the time.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

Arthur Miller

Ed Madden, Theatre Director and Creative Associate at Gate Theatre, provides an introduction to one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Arthur Miller (1915-2005). Madden explores the recurring themes in Miller’s work, including the American Dream, post-war American society and the impact of capitalism, and considers how they continue to resonate in productions around the world.
Concise Introduction
(2018)

Audience

Professor of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University Dorothy Chansky provides an introduction to the role of the audience in relation to theatre and performance. Chansky examines how the perception of audience has changed throughout history and considers the way different forms of theatre offer further exploration into the audience as a performing phenomenon.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

August Strindberg

The Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University, Laurence Senelick, provides an introduction to Swedish dramatist August Strindberg (1849-1912). Senelick considers how Strindberg’s personal experience directly influenced his work and highlights how he intensely explored the complexities of the ego, providing an alternative approach to conventional stage behaviour with the ever-changing personalities of his characters.
Digital Theatre
(2018)
Concise Introduction

August Wilson

Isaiah Wooden, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at the American University, presents the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. Wooden examines Wilson’s internationally acclaimed 10-play Century Cycle, which explores African-American life, experience and history, making Wilson one of the most significant and influential American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Concise Introduction
(2017)

Australian Theatre

Peta Tait, Professor of Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University in Melbourne, provides an introduction to Australian theatre. Referring to key practitioners who have impacted Australia’s theatrical landscape, Tait considers how explorations of Aboriginal culture and postcolonial concepts have developed into two distinctive modes of performance which incorporate aspects of Australia’s multicultural society in the 21st century.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

Anne Bogart

Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at CUNY, provides an introduction to American theatre and opera director Anne Bogart. Carlson explores Bogart’s role in co-founding one of the best-known experimental theatre companies in the US, SITI, and examines her popular approach to actor training, known as Viewpoints.
Digital Theatre
(2018)
Concise Introduction

Active Analysis for Twenty-First Century Actors

Sharon Marie Carnicke’s research on Stanislavsky brings his acting practice fully into the 21st century. In particular, her work with Stanislavsky’s ‘Active Analysis’ shows it to be a brilliantly flexible rehearsal technique for the full range of today’s performance styles, including the ‘postdramatic’.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Lecture

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 Doll's House

Digital Theatre+ Study Guides are specially commissioned from leading theatre academics and practitioners, with expert knowledge of the texts that they explore. The guides examine plays from literary and contextual, as well as dramatic perspectives, to provide a thorough and manifold access point to key texts, from the classical to the contemporary.
Digital Theatre
(2013)
Study Guide

A Doll's House

Plays Through Practice guides look at interpretative choices and include exercises for developing directing, design and acting skills, as well as full and clear background information. They also suggest, where necessary, preliminary practical work that can be undertaken before beginning work on the text.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Digital Theatre+ Study Guides are specially commissioned from leading theatre academics and practitioners, with expert knowledge of the texts that they explore. The guides examine plays from literary and contextual, as well as dramatic perspectives, to provide a thorough and manifold access point to key texts, from the classical to the contemporary.
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Study Guide

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Plays Through Practice guides look at interpretative choices and include exercises for developing directing, design and acting skills, as well as full and clear background information. They also suggest, where necessary, preliminary practical work that can be undertaken before beginning work on the text.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

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