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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ (references to rape) This archive recording was captured on 9th May, 2017. Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a rape...

Directing Sarah Ruhl: An Interview with Sarah Rasmussen and Hayley Finn

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Sarah Rasmussen is Artistic Director of the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis, where her production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play won IVEY awards for Best Direction and Overall Excellence, and where she directed Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy...

Afterword: “I Had Hoped To Give Them Pleasure”

Amy Muse

Amy Muse is associate professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...I’ve thought many times during the process of writing this book that it is arriving prematurely. Ruhl is essentially mid-career, with surely many more years and likely many theatrical revelations ahead of her. How can we know what will be,...
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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...

Viola Davis: A context for her craft and success in series television

Exploring Television Acting

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018

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...Viola Davis made media history at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on 28 October 2015 when she became the first black artist to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of maverick law professor Annalise...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ (very strong language and sexual references) This Young Vic production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 31st August, 2017. A young woman is driven...

Women in Improv

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...By Deborah Frances-WhiteSince we wrote the first edition of the book, much has changed in gender politics in both the wider world and in improvisation. In the United Kingdom, most of the well-known and more successful improv companies have...
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...Morgan Freeman first discovered Shakespeare in school in Mississippi. He went on to play the hero of this play – Petruchio – in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production in New York, set in the Wild West. Freeman notes...
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...From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant but unromanticized story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860's. Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured...

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...