Russian Theatre

Robert Leach, Former Reader in Drama and Theatre at the University of Birmingham, provides an overview of Russian theatre. Covering history, theory and practice, Leach explores the various methods by some of Russia’s leading theatrical practitioners, such as Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold, and examines the development of realist and anti-realist theatre during the 20th century.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Rimini Protokoll

The Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at CUNY, Marvin Carlson, provides an overview of German theatre company, Rimini Protokoll. Carlson details the company’s interest in the exploration of everyday reality, and how in just two decades, Rimini Protokoll has become one of the most visible performance organisations in the world.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Robert Wilson

The Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at CUNY, Marvin Carlson, outlines the history, aims and methods of American theatre director Robert Wilson. Carlson explores how Wilson’s various collaborations have achieved international success, and how his experimental approach has placed him as one of the most innovative and influential theatre artists of the late 20th century.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Realism

Aleks Sierz, theatre critic and Senior Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, provides an outline the history, theory and practice of the term realism in a theatrical context. Referring to acclaimed practitioners, Sierz explores how credible characters, a plausible plot, and recognisably everyday language and settings are essential for representing reality on stage.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Ritual

Senior Lecturer of Drama, Theatre, and Performance at the University of Huddersfield, Ben Spatz, explores the various dimensions of ritual – ritual theatre and ritual in theatre – and their development throughout history. Referring to key practitioners, Spatz provides an overview of the theory and practice of ritual and its application to theatre and performance.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Romeo and Juliet

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.
Study Guide
(2014)

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.
Essay
(2014)

Roméo et Juliette

The London Symphony Orchestra's Rachel Leach explores the similarities and differences between the narratives of Hector Berlioz and William Shakespeare, exploring the 19th-century context in which the work was composed, and examining its seven-movement structure.
Study Guide
(2017)