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Twentieth Century British Theatre: One Hundred years of Transformation Giles Ramsay Thursday 01 November 2018

Lecturer:  Giles Ramsay, an independent theatre director and producer, specialising in creating new work with artists in developingcountries; a Founder Director of the charity Developing Artists, a Fellow of St Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at the V&A.

In his three lectures, Giles will examine how the theatre responded to the extraordinary upheavals of the Great Depression, two World Wars, the Cold War, the Space Race and the Information Revolution and demonstrate how, throughout this age of extremes, the show still went on. 

The day starts with The Victorian Legacy and the rise of the Drawing Room dramas of Noel Coward (pictured).

This is followed by The Post-War Revolution and the emergence of the Angry Young Men such as John Osborne and Edward Bond.

After lunch, in a lecture entitled A New Golden Age? Giles will address the era from the 1960’s to the present day, exploring the works of Harold Pinter, Joe Orton and Tom Stoppard as well as new forms of drama such as Immersive Theatre and The National Theatre Live.

The talk will be in the Dinant Room at Spotlight -10am (for 10.30 start) – 3pm

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