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...Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender...
...In 1911, a small but committed group of young performers from Russia's premier independent theatre – the Moscow Art Theatre (MAT) – gathered in a flat to experiment with new acting processes. The majority of these performers had been drawn...

Actors and Acting

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...Craig lost interest in being an actor. Despite looks and a physique which fitted him for playing the leading classical roles, he parted company with acting with equanimity. In Index to the Story of My Days he recalled how he began to find...

The Character

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...We now arrive at an integration of all the preparatory work we do on ourselves, on a text through study and rehearsal, and on our vocal and physical instrument in order to create an experienced and fully embodied character. This chapter...

Theatre Present and Future

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...‘Public taste was never better than it’s going to be tomorrow’ has a fine Craigian ring to it. Disenchanted with the theatre of his own time, Irving excepted, Craig took every opportunity to lambast the English theatre for refusal to take...

Introduction

Rebecca D’Monté

Rebecca D’Monte is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her publications include Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s, co-edited with Graham Saunders. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre and Performance 1900–1950

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The years 1900–50 are marked by dramatic and far-reaching events: two world wars, the rise of fascism and communism, the decline and fall of the British Empire, economic disaster, first-wave feminism and new cultural responses to the modern...

Introduction

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...from Woodcuts and Some Words (1924) I can but count it a blessing that I meddled with wood-engraving. It may be said that had I not had the inclination for it, nor given it so much of my time, I should have been obliged to keep my...

Meeting The Play

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘If you penetrate through the external facts of a play and its plot to their inner essence, going from the periphery to the centre, from form to substance, you inevitably enter the inner life of the play’ We now come to the actual...

The Post Office  

Translated by

Sagaree Sengupta

~playauthor~Written by~ Rabindranath Tagore , Sagaree Sengupta ~playauthor~Translated by~ Sagaree Sengupta

Methuen Drama, 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing

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Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (11), Female (1), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...An allegorical gem about a bedridden boy's desire for spiritual freedom by a Nobel Laureate from Bengal, the site of the first British colony in the subcontinent and its earliest modern theatre.  ...

Rutherford and Son

~playauthor~Written by~ Katherine Githa Sowerby

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Written in 1912 during the upsurge of the British feminist movement, this powerful play deals with the oppressive patriarchal system of the industrial North at that time. Rutherford is the hard, tyrannical master of both his glassworks...