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Ewan MacColl, “the brilliant young Scots dramatist”: Regional myth-making and Theatre Workshop
(International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen, 2011)
The democratic stage? The relationship between the actor and the audience in professional wrestling
(Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine, 2014)
Using two major examples (2002 Wrestlemania XVII main event between The Rock and Hulk Hogan, and the 2004 Wrestlemania XX match up of Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg) this paper will argue that the wrestling arena is one ...
John Piper's Modernist Scenography
(Edinburgh University Press, 2016-06)
As one of the pre-eminent British painters of the twentieth century, John Piper secured his legacy with his depictions of swirling seas, grand country houses, and secluded churches. However his contribution to the theatre ...
We are here to Salute the Red Army: Basil Dean and his Russian adventures
In 1943, Britain had been at war with Nazi Germany for over three years. The USSR had become a rather unlikely British ally in 1941, and after two years of brutal conflict had begun to gain an advantage against German ...
‘Hassan: Iraq on the British Stage’
(Theatre Notebook, 2012)
This article examines Basil Dean's 1923 version of James Elroy Flecker's 'Hassan'.
The Poetic Materiality of Fascism on the British Stage
(De Gruyter, 2013)
This chapter examines the presentation of fascism in British theatre, looking particularly at Stephen Spender's Trial of a Judge.
Moscow, St Petersburg, London: Hubert Griffith and the search for a Russian truth
(Comparative Drama, 2015)
In lieu of an abstract: Hubert Griffith’s play Red Sunday premiered at the Arts Theatre, London in June 1929 under the direction of Russian émigré Theodor Komisarjevsky. Subsequently, Griffith submitted the play to the ...
The Shadows and the Rush of Light: Ewan MacColl and Expressionist Drama
(New Theatre Quarterly, 2007)
It has generally been assumed that the Expressionist movement had little noticeable impact on British theatre. This paper suggests that in the plays of Ewan MacColl (and in particular his 'The Other Animals' of 1948) there ...
Modernism and European drama/theatre
This chapter explores the rich history of early twentieth-century performance in Europe, situating it within global re-conceptions of modernism.
Modernist and Avant-Garde Performance: an introduction
(Edinburgh University Press, 2015)
This textbook introduces the reader to modernist avant-garde theatre. It clearly explains the key terms as well as the major movements, including Expressionism, Dadaism, Futurism, Workers’ theatres, Constructivism and the ...