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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...
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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...
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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...
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...Kim Cattrall has played Cleopatra twice. Now she explores the real character of the great Queen of Egypt, and travels to Rome, ironically Marc Antony’s city, in her quest to find out more about the historical Cleopatra. She also meets...
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...The story of a woman accused of murdering her husband at a military outpost in the Old West. Did hostile Indians force her to scalp him as revenge for his brutality, or did she kill him out of frustration with her plight as a soldier...
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...A talkative New Yorker corrals a writer at a cocktail party and forces him to listen to the story of her life. A co-production with the National Jewish Theater. Recorded before a live audience at Chicago’s Guest Quarters Suite Hotel in July...
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...Ibsen's classic story of a woman who sets out to destroy her husband and his smug, middle-class attitudes, but instead finds herself having to make a grave decision. This television production is related to the 1991 Abbey Theatre, Dublin...

Theatre is a light

Helen Manfull

Helen Manfull is professor emerita in the School of Theatre at Penn State, member of the board of Centre Stage, actor, director, and author of several books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Taking Stage : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

Methuen Drama, 1999

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...In almost all of the discussions with British women directors, I invariably asked three questions towards the end of our meetings: who were or are the directors who have influenced or inspired you; where do you see yourself in five or ten...