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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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...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 to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat...
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...Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran...
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...Year of Release: 2015 War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favour of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ This archive recording was captured in the Lyttelton Theatre on 17th March, 2015. 1659. Mughal, India. Two brothers, Dara and Aurangzeb, are both heirs to the Muslim empire. Dara, the crown prince, has the love...
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...Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power. Featuring: Catherine Bailey, Sam Cox, Patrick Driver...

Connecting with Words

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 Need for Words : Voice and the Text

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018

Books

...The voice can release a word and a word can release the voice. A voice can stand on its own but when it connects with speech and language, when voice, word and form marry and mutually release one another, then something miraculous happens...

Piknik

Written by

Joned Suryatmoko

~playauthor~Written by~ Joned Suryatmoko

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...The powerless are given voice in this play by Joned Suryatmoko (Indonesia), reminding us that poverty can easily lead to abuse and exploitation...
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...Derek Jacobi looks at Richard II and returns to a role he played 30 years ago. He helps actors at the Globe with aspects of the play, reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the extraordinary political...
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...Gregory Itzin portrays the brilliant but flawed Lee Atwater, a self-styled master of negative campaigning and a tightly wound country boy from South Carolina, who rose to the chairmanship of the Republican Party. An L.A. Theatre Works...