Making Verbatim Theatre

8 October 2014

Time: 7:00pm
Venue: ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus

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A panel discussion event co-hosted by the Centre for the History of the Emotions (QMUL) DV8 Physical Theatre and QUORUM (QMUL) All welcome. The discussion will be followed by a wine reception.

Verbatim Theatre is a form of theatre where the text is based on testimonials from real people. In this talk, Lloyd Newson (QMUL Artist in residence), Chris Goode and Alecky Blythe, who have all created successful verbatim plays, will explain why they chose this medium. They will compare their different working methods and discuss why truth, authenticity and responsibility are recurring themes in the production of verbatim plays. The talk will be chaired by Dr Maggie Inchley, lecturer in drama at Queen Mary, University of London.


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