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Sound Thought Festival – May 2017

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Our postgraduate students in Music have been involved in the Sound Thought festival, celebrating Music and Sound Research, Composition and Performance. Here, the team tell us about the festival and their experiences.  Sound Thought has been a regular event in Glasgow since 2007, when current lecturer in music at the University of Glasgow, Dr. Drew Hammond, established… Continue reading

Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues – Behind the scenes

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MSc Filmmaking and Media Arts students Caitlyn Foster and Chiara Passarini have been involved in the performance-lecture series Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues, which was established by David Archibald (Film and TV) and Carl Lavery (Theatre) in 2016. The Dialogues, which involves a number of academics in the School of Culture and Creative Arts plus musicians… Continue reading

Hollow

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As an outcome of my MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy, I developed and later directed a play to assess the relationship between a powerful global community and a buffeted local community arising from the economic financial crisis of 2008/9. Hollow was written from the perspective of employee-as-playwright. The piece was performed on 8th-10th October at… Continue reading

Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference

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From 18 to 20 July 2016, the University of Glasgow played host to the Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference. The event gathered speakers and participants from a breadth of locations including the United Kingdom, the United States, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Australia and many more. Such diverse representation truly mirrored not only the volume… Continue reading

Let Her Come In

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As part of my PhD research on madness in contemporary Shakespearean adaptations, I ask what dramaturgical approaches might be used to portray mental illness in performance. To address this question, I used a practice-as-research methodology in the creation of a one-act adaptation of Hamlet called Let Her Come In. The piece was performed on 19-20… Continue reading

New Dreams: Celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

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Since November 2015 I’ve had the pleasure of facilitating a group of University of Glasgow Masters students in contributing to the upcoming Shakespeare 400 New Dreams celebration.  The event brings our UofG students together with teams from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) to produce… Continue reading

Annual Playreading Event

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On Wednesday July 29 the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy cohort had the pleasure of hosting our annual postgraduate play reading event in the James Arnott Theatre. For this event, our playwrights and dramaturgs teamed up to select 15 minute excerpts from their work-in-progress scripts to be performed in a staged reading. The selections came from… Continue reading