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Zoe Waites

Practical Workshop Guide | The Winter's Tale

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
Zoe Waites

Practical Workshop Guide | The Winter's Tale

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
The aim of this Digital Theatre+ Practical Workshop Guide is to deepen and enrich understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance, encouraging the student to approach the material using the investigative and interpretive methods of the actor, director or voice coach.
Adam J. Ledger

Ivo van Hove

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Adam J. Ledger

Ivo van Hove

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Adam J. Ledger, Reader in Theatre and Performance at the University of Birmingham, provides an introduction to the internationally renowned director, Ivo van Hove (1958- ). Ledger explores van Hove’s work with the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, particularly his interest in stagings versions of classics and adaptations of films and novels, and examines his method of focusing on the reality of action between ensemble actors and the use of set design to enhance the narrative.
Simon Dormandy

Director's Notebook | Much Ado About Nothing

Digital Theatre
Director Notebooks
Simon Dormandy

Director's Notebook | Much Ado About Nothing

Digital Theatre
Director Notebooks
Digital Theatre+ Director Notebooks provide an invaluable insight into professional directors’ rehearsal notes, personal processes and directorial intentions for staging a play. Covering critical thinking and practical approaches, these exclusive resources aim to give an understanding of the various ways a text can be interpreted and presented to an audience.
Lyn Gardner

Immersive Theatre & Performance

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

Immersive Theatre & Performance

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner details the development of immersive theatre and performance in the UK and its impact on the relationship between the audience and performers. Gardner also considers how incorporating technology into shows provides an opportunity to create new forms of theatre and continues to reinvent the genre.
C. David Frankel

Teaching Antigone with DT+

Digital Theatre
Guide
C. David Frankel

Teaching Antigone with DT+

Digital Theatre
Guide
This exclusive guide written by C. David Frankel, Assistant Director of Theatre at the University of South Florida, identifies the range of resources available on DT+, from productions to study guides, which can be used to teach Sophocles’ Antigone in the undergraduate classroom.
Neoliberalism, Theatre and Performance: A Lecture by Jen Harvie

Neoliberalism, Theatre and Performance | A lecture by Jen Harvie

Digital Theatre
Lecture

Neoliberalism, Theatre and Performance | A lecture by Jen Harvie

Digital Theatre
Lecture
Jen Harvie of Queen Mary, University of London, considers plays such as Serious Money and Enron, which explore and critique neoliberalism’s damaging ethical, social and material consequences. With reference to the work of contemporary companies such as Rimini Protokoll, Harvie examines how the critical and creative responses of the theatre industry can challenge neoliberalism’s worst effects through collaboration and solidarity.
Lyn Gardner

The Greeks

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

The Greeks

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner questions why there seems to be an increase in revivals of Greek tragedies in British theatre over the last 50 years. Gardner considers how the stories in ancient Greek plays can be easily adapted and made relevant to political, moral and social issues in today’s society and suggests that the Greeks are perhaps more our contemporaries than Shakespeare.
Sarah Stanton

Practical Workshop Guide | Measure for Measure

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
Sarah Stanton

Practical Workshop Guide | Measure for Measure

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
The aim of this Digital Theatre+ Practical Workshop Guide is to deepen and enrich understanding of the play as a blueprint for performance, encouraging the student to approach the material using the investigative and interpretive methods of the actor, director or voice coach.

The Heat Signatures of Refugee Transit: Incoming by Richard Mosse | A lecture by Emma Cox

Digital Theatre
Lecture

The Heat Signatures of Refugee Transit: Incoming by Richard Mosse | A lecture by Emma Cox

Digital Theatre
Lecture
Emma Cox of Royal Holloway, University of London, considers how artists might engage with one of our era’s most defining and complex issues - refugee movement - through an in-depth analysis of Richard Mosse’s video installation Incoming. With reference to works by leading scholars such as Una Chaudhuri and Judith Butler, Cox analyses how the refugee crisis interlocks with the larger global issues of climate change and military engagement.
Lyn Gardner

From Novel to Play: Adaptations for the Stage

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

From Novel to Play: Adaptations for the Stage

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner examines whether adaptations have been considered secondary to plays in the history of British and US theatre. Referring to some of the most radical productions in the last 50 years, including Complicite's The Encounter and Elevator Repair Service's Gatz, Gardner affirms that adapting novels for the stage provides an opportunity to use every theatrical possibility to create an original theatrical experience.
Lyn Gardner

Protest Performance: Theatre and Activism

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

Protest Performance: Theatre and Activism

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner considers the role of activist theatre in bringing about social and political change. From Invisible Circus's contribution to the Extinction Rebellion, to Good Chance's influence on refugees in Calais, Gardner explores how the next generation of theatre-makers are creating new forms of arts activism which raise awareness, support communities and encourage cultural democracy.
Lyn Gardner

Shakespeare: A Playwright for All?

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

Shakespeare: A Playwright for All?

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner explores the effect of Shakespeare's legacy on British culture over the last century. Gardner considers whether Britain would have had a more vibrant theatre culture had Shakespeare been less dominating and highlights the need for more gender-fluid and colour-blind approaches to contemporary productions in order to make Shakespeare inclusive for all.