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Russell Jackson, Emeritus Professor of Drama will talk about: Noël Coward writes and rewrites two well-made plays

Russell Jackson, Emeritus Professor of Drama will talk about: Noël Coward writes and rewrites two well-made plays
Date
05/12/2018
Description
Coward was remarkably fluent, and often rapid, as a writer of dialogue, throughout his career his working habits included a great deal of revision and a constant search for the virtues of the well-made play. The paper outlines aspects of his craft with specific reference to two plays from the 1950s.

A Dream Play

A Dream Play
Date
06 - 08/12/2018
Description
In Caryl Churchill's adaptation of Strindberg's play, Agnes visits from another world to see what life is like as lived by ordinary people. She watches the dream-like kaleidoscope of their interactions, difficulties and little triumphs.

Eurydice

Eurydice
Date
14 - 16/02/2019
Description
Hades echoes with the drip drip drip of the River Styx. Helps you forget who you were, who you knew, who you loved. Eurydice is in Hades now.

Sylvia Plath: A Dramatic Portrait

Sylvia Plath: A Dramatic Portrait
Date
21 - 23/03/2019
Description
Plath: The Woman, the Poet, the Myth...The complex mosaic of Sylvia Plath's life is dramatised through a selection of her poems and prose at the University of Birmingham

Between Technology and Technique: Diderot's Paradox and the Mechanisation of Actor Training

Between Technology and Technique: Diderot's Paradox and the Mechanisation of Actor Training
Date
29/05/2019
Description
Dr Maria Kapsali (University of Leeds) delivers this Critical and Creative Encounters seminar.

Queen Anne

Queen Anne
Date
06 - 08/06/2019
Description
Queen Anne ascends the thrown with her best friend, Sarah Churchill, by her side. Helen Edmundson's gripping play charts the personal and political relationships between Anne and those closest to her. A story of friendship and power, love and jealousy, loyalty and ambition.
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