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School of History

Making Verbatim Theatre

8 October 2014

Time: 7:00pm

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Where: ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL
 
When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Centre for the History of the Emotions and the School of Drama Quorum Group will be hosting a panel discussion on the topic of Verbatim Theatre. Panel members include Lloyd Newson (multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer and founder of the physical theatre group DV8); Alecky Blythe (playwright, actor and author of the award-winning  London Road, Come Out Eli and Where Have I been All My Life?); and Chris Goode (writer, director and performer, author of Monkey Bars and The Book of Acts.)
They will discuss the ethics and techniques of verbatim theatre, a form of theatre where the text is based on testimonials from real people. In this talk, Lloyd Newson, Alecky Blythe and Chris Goode, 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 discussion will be chaired by Dr Maggie Inchley, lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London.

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