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Ed Madden

Hamlet

Digital Theatre
Study Guide
Ed Madden

Hamlet

Digital Theatre
Study Guide
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.
Jeni Whittaker

Lesson Plans: Genre, Style and Context

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
Jeni Whittaker

Lesson Plans: Genre, Style and Context

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
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.
Max Jones

A Guide to Theatre Design

Digital Theatre
Guide
Max Jones

A Guide to Theatre Design

Digital Theatre
Guide
This comprehensive guide outlines the stage designer’s role in the theatre-making process, from the initial meeting with the director and the creation of the set to first performance. Designer Max Jones details his working methods and processes for bringing his designs to life, and provides invaluable advice for pursuing a career in stage design in the UK.
Anne Bogart: The Vital And Energetic Role of the Audience - Digital Theatre (2019)

Anne Bogart: The Vital And Energetic Role of the Audience

Digital Theatre
Lecture

Anne Bogart: The Vital And Energetic Role of the Audience

Digital Theatre
Lecture
In this exclusive lecture, produced in association with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, American theatre director Anne Bogart discusses the integral relationship between the audience and performance through the prism of five key topics: resonance, response, sight, sensation and presence.
The Lively Arts: Shades - A Samuel Beckett Premiere - BBC (1977)

The Lively Arts: Shades - A Samuel Beckett Premiere

BBC Studios
Documentary

The Lively Arts: Shades - A Samuel Beckett Premiere

BBC Studios
Documentary
Melvyn Bragg presents a programme on Irish playwright Samuel Beckett with dramatisations of three of his works - Ghost Trio, ...but the clouds... and Not I. This invaluable resource, which includes contributions from dramatist Martin Esslin and performances by Billie Whitelaw and Ronald Pickup, was created for the BBC as part of The Lively Arts series in 1977.
To Kill a Mockingbird at 50 - BBC (2010)

To Kill a Mockingbird at 50

BBC Studios
Documentary

To Kill a Mockingbird at 50

BBC Studios
Documentary
Marking the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, writer Andrew Smith visits the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird in Monroeville, Alabama, to see how life has changed in half a century.
Katharine Farmer

Last Train to Nibroc

Katharine Farmer
Study Guide
Katharine Farmer

Last Train to Nibroc

Katharine Farmer
Study Guide
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.
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.
Gods and Monsters - Homer's Odyssey - BBC (2010)

Gods and Monsters - Homer's Odyssey

BBC Studios
Documentary

Gods and Monsters - Homer's Odyssey

BBC Studios
Documentary
Poet Simon Armitage follows in the footsteps of Homer to explore one of the greatest stories ever told, The Odyssey. Travelling around the islands of Greece, Armitage unravels the tale of King Odysseus and his arduous journey back to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War.
Zoe Waites

Practical Workshop Guide | A View From the Bridge

Digital Theatre
Practical Guide
Zoe Waites

Practical Workshop Guide | A View From the Bridge

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.
Mark Evans

Mime

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Mark Evans

Mime

Digital Theatre
Concise Introduction
Mark Evans, Professor of Theatre Training and Education at Coventry University, provides an introduction to mime – a theatre form which employs silent movement and gesture to convey story, emotion and character. Referring to key practitioners such as Jacques Copeau and Jacques Lecoq, Evans details the development of mime in the history of theatre from commedia dell’arte to pantomime and its eventual integration into physical theatre.
Lyn Gardner

The Art of Collaboration

Digital Theatre
Essay
Lyn Gardner

The Art of Collaboration

Digital Theatre
Essay
DT Associate Lyn Gardner celebrates the power of collaboration in theatre, considering how it is essential for the successful creation and delivery of a production and provides an opportunity to diversify the pools of creativity.