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Bertha Waddell’s Children’s Theatre: combing the Scottish Theatre Archive for remnants of a theatre company especially for children

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Founded almost 100 years ago, remarkably forward-looking and still echoing in contemporary times, Siân MacGregor found their elusive history irresistible when researching children’s theatre as part of the MLitt Theatre Studies programme. “Cuckoo! Item Number One!” The call which signalled the start of every show was coined when its inventor was barely older than her… Continue reading

Strolling through the streets and galleries of Berlin: Field Trip of MLitt: Art: Politics: Transgression: 20th Century Avant-Gardes

Earlier this spring, students from our History of Art PGT programme ‘Art, Politics, Transgression’ took a study trip to Berlin. Students Jana Jankuliaková and Peter Tuka tell us about their trip.   In February this year we APT-ers, as we are colloquially called, took a field trip to Berlin as a part of our course… Continue reading

Rakugo Performance // 26 November 2014

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On Wednesday 26 November, Katsura Sunshine gave a traditional Rakugo performance at the Andrew Stewart Cinema. Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. A minimalistic performance art, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with… Continue reading