Neuroscience and Performance

Rick Kemp, Head of Acting and Directing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, explores the impact of neuroscience on theatre and performance. Referring to key practitioners, such as Katie Mitchell and Mike Alfreds, Kemp considers how discoveries in neuroscience enable theatre-makers to better understand both their subject matter (human behaviour) and the functions used to express it in performance.
Digital Theatre
(2018)
Concise Introduction

Noël Coward

Ed Madden, Theatre Director and Creative Associate at Gate Theatre, provides an introduction to British playwright, actor and director Noël Coward. Exploring some of Coward’s most popular works such as Private Lives and Hay Fever, Madden considers how he is often viewed as a pivotal figure in the narrative of 20th-century drama.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

Naturalism

Theatre critic and Senior Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, Aleks Sierz, outlines the history, theory and practice of the term naturalism and its application to theatre and performance. In this entry, Sierz explores how naturalism focuses on the way that the social, economic and personal environment affects the individual.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction