Being human: how the drama genre means everything

"Meanwhile I want to go on talking to you as freely and intimately about what we live for and die for as if I knew you better than anyone else whom you know." English teachers want to open your eyes to what it means to be human and so do playwrights. Nowhere is the interaction between text, audience and purpose more immediate than the theatre. During your two years you may well be studying drama and, I recommend seeing any live theatre. The house lights down, ...

A new playwright

When working in the theatre or studying theatre as a student we tend to stick to the familiar. There will be a range of realist plays, some absurdism and then there will be the odd world theatre text used, something ranging from Greek to Noh or Bunraku. What I am sure some of us do not do is look at our local community and see what is happening now in the arts. This blog will focus on a playwright that ...