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...Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her...
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...Power, betrayal, justice. Phyllida Lloyd directs a cast including Harriet Walter in Shakespeare’s great political drama, part of the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy. Set in the present-day in the world of a women’s prison,...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 12+ This Bridge Theatre production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd March, 2018. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes...

Settling Into Habits

Patsy Rodenburg

Patsy Rodenburg is Professor of Text and Poetry at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and was formerly at the Royal National Theatre where she created the voice department. Patsy has worked with many prestigious theatre companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her artistic home in New York is at the Michael Howard Studios. Patsy has worked regularly with some of the best-known actors and biggest names in theatre, film and television including: Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Paapa Essiedu, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz, Emily Watson, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cate Blanchett, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Right to Speak : Working with the Voice

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Habitual roles Physical problems aside, there are many insidious habits that can dull our vocal capacities as the years go by. As adults we adopt roles that lock our voices into place. This is especially true...
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...The late master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman streamlined Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to expose the contemporary heart of the 19th century masterpiece. Taut with suspense, this critically-acclaimed adaptation focuses on Nora, a young wife and mother...
...A comedic YouTube video titled ‘All Good TV Is Actually British’ (Slacktory 2013) presents an American querying a Briton about why there are so many British actors on American TV shows. The latter proposes that you can’t make television...

Rehearsing Citizenship: Exercises in Tough Justice

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...While compassionate judges work from a basis of empathy, of Aristotelian catharsis by means of identification, there are another group of TV judges who propagate messages in self-responsibility by using punitive tactics. These tough judges...

Culture and representation

Michelene Wandor

Michelene Wandor is a playwright who in 1987 was the first woman playwright to have a drama on one of the National Theatre’s main stages – ‘The Wandering Jew’. Her prolific radio drama includes original radio plays and dramatisations, many nominated for awards. Her books on contemporary theatre include Postwar British Drama: Looking Back in Gender. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Writing Drama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

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...The issue of cultural representation has a particular urgency for those beginning to study the art of writing drama. This is not a return to the creative writing cliché that students ‘must’ write about and from their own personal...
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...Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen...
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...Twins are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who...