True West

Sam Shepard
Tricycle Theatre
Directed by Phillip Breen

Phillip Breen directed the acclaimed 2014 revival of Sam Shepard's True West. Phillip discusses working within a small, intimate company and how the rehearsal room benefits from this immediacy.

He explains why the visual and aural elements of a production must work as one, and shares how asking the most simple questions of the text can reveal new meaning.

Production duration: 50 min 6 sec

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"This visual awareness of form and structure is vital for our students in their exam preparation"

Juliette McGirr
Acting Director for Teaching and Learning for English
Claremont High School Academy, Harrow

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    Unique high-definition films of leading British theatre productions.

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    Making Theatre

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interiews with professinal theatre makers.

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    Study Guides

    Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context.

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    Teaching Support

    Filmed practical theatre workshops that reveal text in practice, with supporting written material.