Last Train to Nibroc

This informative study guide, written by Katharine Farmer, director of the Nibroc Trilogy at the Rubicon Theatre Company in California, provides invaluable insight into the history, context and staging of Arlene Hutton’s Last Train to Nibroc.
Katharine Farmer
(2016)
Study Guide

Lee Strasberg

Lola Cohen at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute outlines the history, aims and practice of the ‘Father of Method Acting’ in America, Lee Strasberg. Cohen explores Strasberg’s successful approach to actor training which seeks to stimulate creativity and provide actors with a unique language to explore life’s complexities through the senses.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Léon Bakst

Laurence Senelick, Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University, provides an introduction to the Russian painter, illustrator and designer, Léon Bakst (1866-1924). Senelick details Bakst’s success from co-founding the World of Art group to his revolutionary work with the Ballet Russes which popularised exoticism in scenery and costume design.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2018)

Lesson Plan: Devising

Digital Theatre+ Lesson Plans aim to furnish a number of tools and strategies for students studying Drama, Theatre and the Performing Arts. Written by Jeni Whittaker of DramaWorks, these guides encourage creativity and group collaboration through practical exercises, evaluative discussions and research suggestions.
Practical Guide
(2017)

Lev Dodin

The Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University, Laurence Senelick, provides an introduction to one of the most prominent Russian directors of the last four decades, Lev Dodin (1944- ). Exploring Dodin’s methods, Senelick considers how his productions combine the Russian tradition of psychological playing with collective creativity and enable him to stage interpretations of literary fiction with great success.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2018)

Laurie Anderson

Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at CUNY, provides an introduction to US performance artist Laurie Anderson. Carlson explores how Anderson’s work experimenting with technology and music has led her to become one of the most popular and honoured storytellers on the contemporary stage.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

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.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2017)

Lady Windermere's Fan

Plays Through Practice guides look at interpretative choices and include exercises for developing directing, design and acting skills, as well as full and clear background information. They also suggest, where necessary, preliminary practical work that can be undertaken before beginning work on the text.
DramaWorks
(2015)
Practical Guide

Long Day's Journey into Night

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)

Lysistrata

Plays Through Practice guides look at interpretative choices and include exercises for developing directing, design and acting skills, as well as full and clear background information. They also suggest, where necessary, preliminary practical work that can be undertaken before beginning work on the text.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide