Laboratory Theatre

Ben Spatz, Senior Lecturer of Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield and Artistic Director of the Urban Research Theater, explores the notion of theatre as a laboratory – a space for research and experimentation essential to the theatre-making process. Referring to the work of renowned practitioners, Spatz considers how laboratory theatre continues to be provocative beyond the 20th century.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

Augusto Boal

In this encyclopedia entry, Jan Cohen-Cruz and Mady Schutzman provide an insight into the history, theory and practice of Augusto Boal (1931-2009) - the endlessly energetic and innovative Brazilian theatre activist, theorist, thinker, maker, and city councillor. He is best known for a set of exercises and their political-philosophical underpinnings dubbed Theatre of the Oppressed, which was acclaimed for its social relevance, collective problem solving, and the opportunity for people struggling with oppression to become proactive in their own liberation.
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Concise Introduction

Styletaster: Artaud, Grotowski, Stanislavsky

Stanislavsky arguably acts as a starting point for all classical practitioners, be it to springboard from or react against. The three practitioners introduced in this handbook are all concerned with the inner state of the actor, albeit to hugely varying effect. Whilst many practitioners focus on the medium of theatre and its role in society, Artaud, Grotowski and Stanislavsky are primarily interested in the actor’s personal journey.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Understanding Drama

This extensive walk through of Western theatrical development spans centuries, from the amphitheatres of Ancient Greece, to the 'empty space' if the modern stage. Complete with timelines, textual examples and tailored exercises, this guide follows the DramaWorks tradition of applying a practical approach to the study of theory and tradition.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide