Verbatim Theatre

Freelance arts journalist, theatre critic and researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, Catherine Love provides an introduction to verbatim theatre. Love details the challenges that arise from portraying real people on stage and considers how verbatim is best understood not only as a genre but as a theatre-making tool used as just one methodology among many contemporary practitioners.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2018)

Vsevolod Meyerhold

Vsevolod Emilyevich Meyerhold (1874-1940) was a pioneering Russian avant-garde theatre director. He opposed the realism of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s theatre, asserting a theatre that celebrated its own theatricalism. His work inspired many artists of his modernist era and since then, including theatre practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht, Jerzy Grotowski and Augusto Boal, though his work has still not had the widespread recognition it deserves.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2016)