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Jerry Brotton

Othello, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Digital Theatre
Essay
Jerry Brotton

Othello, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Digital Theatre
Essay
Professor Jerry Brotton looks at the history of ‘race’ as a concept and considers the ways in which Othello is variously identified as Othello the Moor, convert, pagan, and, finally, murderous Turk. Brotton considers the play within the context of Elizabethan England and its relations with the Islamic world, while also positioning it as a story for our time, as he explores the complex and intertwined nature of Othello’s race and religion.
Jerry Brotton

Remembering Desdemona

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Essay
Jerry Brotton

Remembering Desdemona

Digital Theatre
Essay
In this thought-provoking essay, Professor Jerry Brotton positions Othello as a play about gender as much as it is about race. Brotton proposes that, in order to embrace these different elements of the play, we must apply an ‘intersectional’ analysis. Presenting Shakespeare’s tragedy as a story for our time, Brotton suggests we pay close attention to how issues of race intersect with those of social status, religion and gender.
Sarah Stanton

Practical Workshop Guide | Othello

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
Sarah Stanton

Practical Workshop Guide | Othello

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.
Lyn Gardner

An Othello for Our Time

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

An Othello for Our Time

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner explores the impact of updating Shakespeare’s tragedies for a modern audience. With a particular focus on English Touring Theatre’s compelling production of Othello, directed by Richard Twyman, Gardner details how recontextualising plays can provide an opportunity to highlight pressing contemporary issues in today’s society.
Lyn Gardner

Reviving the Canon

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Essay
Lyn Gardner

Reviving the Canon

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner explores contemporary theatre-makers’ reinventions of classic texts and their impact on the canon. Gardner considers how the constant and radical reimagining of plays reaffirms their place in the canon by providing an opportunity to see something familiar from a different perspective.
Lyn Gardner

Emma Rice: Directing Theatre... and Being Fearless

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

Emma Rice: Directing Theatre... and Being Fearless

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner celebrates Emma Rice’s fearless approach to theatre-making. Gardner considers how throughout her career, British director Emma Rice has always aimed to “dance a different dance”, from reinventing and reimagining folk tales on stage with Kneehigh to pushing boundaries while artistic director of the Globe to her recent work with new theatre company Wise Children.
Lyn Gardner

The Performer and The Audience: A Changing Contract

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Essay
Lyn Gardner

The Performer and The Audience: A Changing Contract

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner explores the ever-changing relationship between audiences and performers. Gardner highlights the importance of boundaries, audience response and managing expectations with regards to contemporary and immersive theatre productions, and considers what happens when the rules of spectatorship are changed.
Simon Dormandy

Director's Notebook | A Passage to India

Digital Theatre
Director Notebooks
Simon Dormandy

Director's Notebook | A Passage to India

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.
Leonard Pronko

Kabuki

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Leonard Pronko

Kabuki

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Leonard Pronko, Emeritus Professor of Theatre at Pomona College, provides an overview of Kabuki – a popular Japanese theatre form known for its stylised drama and use of song and dance. Pronko details the history of Kabuki from the 17th century to the present day and highlights key events, playwrights and actors who have had a significant impact on its development.
Rosemary Candelario

Butoh

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Rosemary Candelario

Butoh

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Rosemary Candelario, Associate Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, introduces the avant-garde, Japanese dance form of butoh. Candelario explores the development of butoh through the work and collaboration of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno who experimented with aesthetics of darkness, taboo topics and the role of the body in creating meaning in society.

Postdramatic Theatre

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction

Postdramatic Theatre

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Catherine Love, freelance arts journalist, theatre critic and researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, details the development of postdramatic theatre. Love examines various critical approaches to the term postdramatic, explores the work of practitioners and theatre companies who aim to disrupt the relations and conventions of dramatic theatre, and highlights the relationship between postdramatic and postmodernism.
Catherine Love

Liveness

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Catherine Love

Liveness

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Catherine Love, freelance arts journalist, theatre critic and researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, explores the meaning of liveness in theatre and performance. Love examines the complex relationship between the live and the mediatized and highlights how liveness has held particular theoretical importance for makers and critics of live art, especially with regards to the development of technology.