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A Second Starburst: TV Mini-Series 1999–2007

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson is Visiting Professor at the University of London (CSSD) and Emeritus Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University where he was Professor of Theatre and Television Drama until 2010. His other publications include State of Play: contemporary “High-end” TV drama and the co-edited Mapping Intermediality in Performance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen Poliakoff : On Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Stephen Poliakoff’s work is now better known than it has ever been courtesy of his remarkable output for television, beginning with Shooting the Past (1999) and followed in quick succession by Perfect Strangers (2001) and The Lost Prince...
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...Hilary believes fervently that consciousness is more than the sum of our biology. When she receives a position at a prestigious think tank, she develops a novel experiment to prove that humans are intrinsically altruistic, but the results...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 9+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd January, 2015. It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door...
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...In Twelfth Night and As You Like It, actress Joely Richardson investigates (with a major contribution from her mother, Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of the two great comedies and the great comic heroines created by Shakespeare in those...
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...In Twelfth Night and As You Like It, actress Joely Richardson investigates (with a major contribution from her mother, Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of the two great comedies and the great comic heroines created by Shakespeare in those...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 11+ This archive recording was captured on 9th May, 2017. A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, wonder.land is a coming-of-age adventure that explores...

‘A striking resemblance?’: pride and prejudice on television

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English, De Montfort University, UK. Her recent publications include Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927-3, Teaching Adaptations, ed. and A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation. She is co-editor and founder of the international journals, Adaptation and Shakespeare and series editor of the Bloomsbury Adaptation Histories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : The Relationship between Text and Film

Methuen Drama, 2010

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...Those involved in television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, at least up until the late 20th century, have continually expressed a commitment to fidelity, aiming to achieve what Austen herself describes as ‘a striking resemblance...

‘Honour, decorum, prudence’: the novel and its reputation

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English, De Montfort University, UK. Her recent publications include Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927-3, Teaching Adaptations, ed. and A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation. She is co-editor and founder of the international journals, Adaptation and Shakespeare and series editor of the Bloomsbury Adaptation Histories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : The Relationship between Text and Film

Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The quality of Austen’s writing is usefully summarised by Lady Catherine de Bourgh in her pronouncement on how Elizabeth ought to behave: with ‘honour, decorum, prudence’ and it has long been the norm to read Austen adaptations...

Putting text and action together

Donna Soto-Morettini

Donna Soto-Morettini has served as Director of Drama for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Head of Acting and Dance for Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She has worked extensively in television and is currently a casting director for ITV’s The Voice. Three of Donna’s books, Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure (2012) and Popular Singing and Style (2014) and Mastering the Shakespeare Audition (2016) are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, while The Philosophical Actor (2010) is published by Intellect. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering the Shakespeare Audition : A Quick Guide to Performance Success

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...5 minutes: Vocal warm-up Use some of the vocal warm ups you devised last session. Use some of the vocal warm ups you devised last session. 50 minutes: Put the action together...

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Donna Soto-Morettini

Donna Soto-Morettini has served as Director of Drama for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Head of Acting and Dance for Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and Head of Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She has worked extensively in television and is currently a casting director for ITV’s The Voice. Three of Donna’s books, Mastering the Audition: How to Perform Under Pressure (2012) and Popular Singing and Style (2014) and Mastering the Shakespeare Audition (2016) are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, while The Philosophical Actor (2010) is published by Intellect. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mastering the Shakespeare Audition : A Quick Guide to Performance Success

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...60 minutes This is the point where you are going to start making some real decisions about what feels good; what feels right, instinctively. Try not to let your vocal or physical work get dull –...