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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

A Workshop on Exploring Socially Engaged Arts Practice with Catrin Evans

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Sitting on the floor of the theatre space, before the five hour session begins in earnest, I have only a vague grasp on what a socially engaged arts practice is (less still about how to explore one). Catrin Evans, artistic director of A Moment’s Peace, subsequently guides this exploration generously; with lots of space for… Continue reading

Annual TS, FTV and CCPR Postgraduate Symposium

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This year’s TS, FTV & CCPR Postgraduate Symposium took place at the Gilmorehill Centre on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th May 2015. The purpose of the annual interdisciplinary symposium is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to practice presenting their work, along with a great chance to network with those from other Subjects. This… Continue reading