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Clare Finburgh

Clare Finburgh is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. As well as writing on British theatre and war, she specializes in French critical theory and theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011) and co-edited Genet Politics and Performance (2006), Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011) and Rethinking Absurdist Theatre: Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching War on the Twenty-First Century Stage : Spectacles of Conflict

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The television presenter took his position stage right, and grinned. He announced the day’s guests, on the Arabic-language chat show: ‘We welcome his excellency Richard of Gloucester, the Mayor, and Mr Catesby, sorry Sheikh Catesby...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (contains mature themes and references to racism) This production is an archival recording captured in 2016. An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present...
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...The year is 2076, the nation’s Tricentennial. Guns are outlawed, but the last seven surviving weapons are in captivity and on display in your city zoo. Billy the Kid’s colt .45, Andrew Jackson’s dueling pistol, a retired military rifle...

Acting the Fight

Christopher DuVal

Christopher DuVal teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Voice in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, USA. He has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over fifteen years, co-teaching stage combat skills test classes, acting and fight directing 40 productions. He has also acted, taught, and fight-directed at regional theatres and universities across the United States. He received his MFA from the University of California, where he studied acting with Dr. Robert Cohen. Christopher is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, a Senior Level Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and holds a second-degree black belt in Aikido. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stage Combat Arts : An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice and Text Work + Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Framework The challenge is to explore the specific ways in which the acting of heightened reality can be both full and at the control of your artistry. Safety, specificity, clarity of choice, and the artistic arrangement...

Bluebeard’s Friends  

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Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

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...Caryl Churchill's Bluebeard’s Friends is a short play about society’s responses to atrocity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on 18 September 2019 as part of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., a programme...
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...Reality is stranger than fiction when seven 1960’s radicals refuse to behave in Judge Julius Hoffman’s courtroom. Based on actual trial transcripts and starring a cast of top Chicago actors, this play centers on events following...
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...A BBC/KCET Hollywood co-production, Copenhagen is a stylish screen adaptation of Michael Frayn’s award winning stage-play about science, friendship and the uncertainty of things. In 1941, the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made...
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...Two boys commit a murder – not for gain, or out of passion – just to do it, just to experience the thrill. Based on the infamous 1924 trial of Leopold and Loeb, Never the Sinner is their story, and the story of one of the most famous...

Breath and Connection

Christopher DuVal

Christopher DuVal teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Voice in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, USA. He has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over fifteen years, co-teaching stage combat skills test classes, acting and fight directing 40 productions. He has also acted, taught, and fight-directed at regional theatres and universities across the United States. He received his MFA from the University of California, where he studied acting with Dr. Robert Cohen. Christopher is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, a Senior Level Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and holds a second-degree black belt in Aikido. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stage Combat Arts : An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice and Text Work + Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Framework (This chapter draws inspiration from the teachings of Saul Kotzubei and Catherine Fitzmaurice. See the Appendix and the Bibliography for more information.) Movement and breath are inextricably linked...
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...Four one-act plays by award-winning playwright Jane Anderson: A Seminar For Responsible Living The Last Time I Saw Her Earthquake Preparedness Lynette Has PMS With unforgettable characters and scathing humor, the stories explore...