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Take Me Somewhere | Conversation over Live Art Lunch

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In May 2019 Dr Stephen Greer, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Practices at the University of Glasgow, hosted the Live Art Lunch series at Take Me Somewhere festival. His aim was to explore new approaches to exchanging ideas outside of the usual academic formats. Here he shares some food for thought on the experience. The Live… Continue reading

Pero, Performance & Mental Health | Interview with Theatremaker Mabli Godden

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Mabli Godden is a dramaturg, community artist and theatre practitioner. She graduated in Theatre Studies from the University of Glasgow in 2014 and went on to complete an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy in 2018, specialising in dramaturgical practice. In a post to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Mabli reflects on her show ‘Animal Hour’,… Continue reading

We Are All Lichens | Hanna Tuulikki reflects on Donna Haraway

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Hanna Tuulikki is a Glasgow based artist, composer and performer. Having joined us as a panellist for a recent screening of Terranova’s film portrait, ‘Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival’, Hanna reflects here on Haraway’s thinking on storytelling, and poses a series of questions which resonate with her own creative practice. In her 2016 book,… Continue reading

An Evening’s Potential

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Each year, students on our Theatre Studies Postgraduate Taught programmes stage a play-reading event to showcase their works in progress. MLitt Theatre Studies student Hannah Harper tells us about her experience.     There’s something incredibly magical about staged play-readings – maybe it’s the overwhelming potential of the work, yet to be unlocked; perhaps it’s… Continue reading

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