This is the launch of Jane Boston's book,Voice, a wide-ranging volume that explores the technical and physical aspects of voice as a craft, questioning its definitions, its historical presence, training practices and its publications.
Kate Dorney and Maggie B Gale discuss their book Vivien Leigh: Actress and Icon (MUP 2018), an edited collection that seeks to offer new readings of the life and career of Vivien Leigh.
‘Confronting the present: from representation to reflexion in the Regie-work of Thomas Ostermeier’
A Joint Modern Languages Research Seminar with Peter M Boenisch, Professor of European Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
In this year's 2018 Edward Gordon Craig Lecture, Oliver Frljić will reflect on the ways his recent, controversial productions (Our Violence and Your Violence, The Curse and Gorki – an Alternative for Germany?) - have used the theatrical medium as a performative tool in a broader social arena. Frljić will also discuss the overlaps and intersections of political and theatrical representation in his work, examining the ways in which the 21st century has revealed some deep crises of democracy as a form of political representation.
This paper is part of a larger book-length project which seeks to map the socio-political influence of touring actresses as public, moving women in the lead up to, and early phases of, the movement for women’s suffrage in the English-speaking word. Dr Kate Flaherty is Senior Lecturer in English and Drama at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on how drama plays on the stage of public culture.
Central's Research Fellow, Dr Dani Ploeger, presents a new installation work, The grass smells so sweet, which will be inaugurated at panke.gallery in Berlin from 9 June 2018.
An afternoon of events to explore the ways in which theatre can engage and improve good health, with two seminars offering an insight into the ways theatre can change the experience of patients in hospitals; and bringing together theatre and performance makers and participants to examine challenges and best practice when working in community settings around issues of mental health and recovery.
Central's Research Fellow Dani Ploeger will present a new digital artwork, TRASH HEAVEN, during the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Please join Kate Elswit at the book launch to celebrate the recent publication of Theatre & Dance (Theatre& series, 2018). This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance.
Robert Icke will give a brief lecture on a topic related to his work to date. This will be followed by a Q & A with Duška Radosavljević, Reader in Contemporary Theatre and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.