Theatre and Politics

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. One of the fields included is Drama and after Athol Fugard’s inaugural stretch last year, Vanessa Redgrave has become the second Visiting Professor in […]

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Coming soon to DVD…

David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s Much Ado About Nothing is apparently available to watch online or download. This is both wonderful and…not so wonderful. On the one hand, fantastic production with brilliant actors that everybody deserves to see; on the other, the fact that recordings of something intended to be live, in a different medium, […]

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Sir Thespalot: Acting

“The Vagina Monologues? Do you play a vagina?” “So what, you just chat about sex?” “Vaginal issues…like thrush? It’s a play about thrush?” “Is it gross?” “My First Period! Is it basically that? It’s that, isn’t it!” “Well, no, it’s more about women’s perceptions of…” “Oh! Do you hate men?” These monologues were written over […]

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