1 April 2024 - NATIONAL DRAMA

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Rethinking Roland Barthes through performance

Barthes belonged to a hugely influential group of intellectuals who took the post-war work of Jacques Lacan and ran with it into the late twentieth century and beyond; these included Deleuze, Kristeva, Foucault, Cixous, Althusser, and Irigaray. Like Barthes they all experienced the cultural shift from structuralism to poststructuralism that Lacan had identified in Freud’s work on the unconscious – and they each tried to get their heads around its implications in their different ways.

Stages in the Revolution

Stages in the Revolution was first published in 1982 and remains one of the most important studies of the growth of what it describes in a subtitle as ‘political theatre in in Britain since 1968’. Together with 1980’s Dreams and Deconstructions (edited by Sandy Craig) it paints an intimate portrait of important developments in British theatre that held out the promise of escapes from what many of its participants regarded as a sclerotic established theatre that chose to ignore significant changes in the social and political status quo.

Theatre Pedagogy in the Era of Climate Crisis

Theatre Pedagogy in the Era of Climate Crisis is an important and challenging collection of writing from educators, practitioners and activists. It both recognises the enormity of the challenges that we face at this moment in our collective history- yet gives this reader, as practitioner, educator and activist- hope, by giving insight, invitations and provocations to act.

Volume 15 Notes on Authors

Notes on Authors Dr. William D. Barlow is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. His research centres on educational and life transitions. Will has published widely on using drama as an approach to support and make sense of transitions with groups ranging from young people to senior citizens. …

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Volume 15 Editorial

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of Drama Research!

The articles in this issue describe three research projects, each located in a different genre of theatre: youth theatre, professional theatre, and site-specific community drama.

Steampunk Sparks: Antigone’s Rebel Heartbeat Revived by 11-year-olds

This article describes and reflects upon a theatre practitioner/educator’s process in collaborating with a group of 11-year-olds to develop a production of Sophocles’ Antigone for the Youth Theatre Festival, Trikki Trakki, organised by Teatru Malta in March 2022.

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