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Principles in Action

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...What might be tactics for the rehearsal room that put into practice a notion of disobedient theatre?This section of the book assumes a theatre-making context where the makers come from a mix of backgrounds: professional, community, student,...

Documenting Digital Performance Artworks

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In this chapter we examine the consequences, for the concepts of archiving and documenting performance artworks, brought forth by digital art works that use real time digital data as a constitutive or major part of their construction...

Welfare State International

British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Introduction The Welfare State exists to create images in the most unexpected places: in streets, on housing estates, on recreation grounds. A labyrinth made out of junk is sprayed white by the fire brigade...

The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show A Success

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is one of Scotland’s foremost commentators on the arts. With over 25 years’ experience, he is the Scottish theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List and a freelance contributor to Variety, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday. He is the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (“A wonderfully practical but also inspirational book full of good advice” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) and the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2012

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...‘Ah! The Fringe! I can’t think of a more delightful way of putting my liver, bank account, relationship, complexion, and mental stability under the greatest strain they’ve ever known!’ Mel Giedroyc It is the world’s largest arts festival...

Digital Liveness: Playing with Time and Space

David Cameron

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David Cameron is deputy director of Academic Technologies in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His publications include How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Drama education with digital technology (Bloomsbury, 2009) both co-edited with M. Anderson. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson is Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, Australia. His previous books include: Partnerships in Education Research: Creating Knowledge that Matters (Bloomsbury, 2014), and MasterClass in Drama Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning (Bloomsbury, 2012), and Drama education with digital technology, co-edited with J. Carroll and D. Cameron (Continuum, 2009) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rebecca Wotzko

Rebecca Wotzko teaches in the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Drama and Digital Arts Cultures

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...This chapter develops the position that digital media requires an interdisciplinary approach as a contemporary starting point for understanding, sustaining, and transforming arts practices among young people. This is not to diminish...

In Search of Authenticity

Daniel Schulze

Daniel Schulze is a teaching fellow in English Literature and Culture at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He combines artistic practice with scholarly research and teaching, and has worked in professional theatre as personal assistant to director Robert Wilson. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authenticity in Contemporary Theatre and Performance : Make it Real

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Make it Real On 21 November 2014, Forced Entertainment streamed a live, twenty-four-hour version of their durational performance piece, Quizoola!. The event came with a Twitter hash tag (#quizoola24) and sparked lively debate among...

The Subtle Aggressors: Julia Bardsley and Simon Vincenzi in Conversation with Dominic Johnson

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This interview was part of the Leverhulme Olympic Talks on Theatre and Adaptation. It took place at Queen Mary, University of London, on 3 April 2012. Introduction At the fertile peripheries of theatrical...

Don’t Put Me in a Box

Caroline Jester

Caroline Jester is a writer and dramaturg. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University, UK, a Master on the MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins, UK and has been Literary Manager and Dramaturg at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, UK. Jester’s publications include Europa (2013), Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters (2017) and Playwriting Across the Curriculum (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich is a playwright, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review and founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press. She received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits. She has edited several books on theatre including Audience Revolution and Innovation in Five Acts (2016 & 2015), Out of Silence: Censorship in Theatre & Performance (2014), and Trans-Global Readings (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

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...As playwrights in this chapter were asked the question “Can a playwright cross into other artforms?” a glazed look in their eyes would appear. Their interest had been lost as yet again they were being asked such an unimaginative question...

British Theatre Companies: 1980–1994

Graham Saunders

Graham Saunders is Reader in Theatre Studies at the University of Reading. He has written extensively on contemporary British theatre, including three volumes on the work of Sarah Kane, is the author of Patrick Marber's Closer (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2008) and co-editor of Cool Britannia: Political Theatre in the 1990s (Palgrave, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre Companies 1980–1994 : Joint Stock Theatre Company, Gay Sweatshop, Théâtre de Complicité, Forced Entertainment, Women’s Theatre Group, and Talawa

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...A New Golden Age? In July 1980, the theatre critic Michael Billington, reporting on what some still called the Fringe, gave a pessimistic assessment of its future: the influence of what had once been regarded as the vanguard...

British Theatre Companies: 1995–2014

Liz Tomlin

Liz Tomlin is senior lecturer in the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre Companies 1995–2014 : Mind the Gap, Kneehigh Theatre, Suspect Culture, Stan’s Cafe, Blast Theory, Punchdrunk

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Part One: Influences on the Ecology of the Independent Theatre Sector It is significantly more difficult to comprehensively chart the independent theatre ecology over this time period than in previous decades for a number of reasons....