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I am a playwright. I show
What I have seen.
In the man markets
I have seen how men are traded. That
I show, I, the playwright.

Bertolt Brecht

Mark Antony's speech at Caesar's funeral
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 21:02

Theatre and Politics: Book Review

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Gordon Parsons reviews Joe Kelleher's book on theatre and politics. W. H. Auden’s insisted that all his poetry put together had not saved a single Jew, and claimed that poetry makes nothing happen. This was certainly not a view shared by Franco’s forces in the Spanish Civil War who seized…
The Balcony Scene
Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:40

Making Sense of Shakespeare

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In Part Two of his series, Professor Gabriel Egan considers how the sense of words and phrases shifts across time and cultures, and how we can still have a meanigful conversation with Shakespeare. Do we really understand Shakespeare the way his contemporaries did? There are plenty of opportunities for the…
Why bother with Shakespeare?
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 01 April 2016 10:45

Why bother with Shakespeare?

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This month marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Professor Gabriel Egan, in the first of a series of articles, discusses how his dramas imagine and enact different political choices. William Shakespeare died 400 years ago, at the age of 52. In those 52 years he wrote poems and plays that…
Banner Theatre: Building Communities of Dramatic Resistance
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 17 February 2016 20:24

Banner Theatre: Building Communities of Dramatic Resistance

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This article, covering the history, politics and practice of Britain's foremost poitical theatre company, is a collective work-in-progress by members of the company. Banner Theatre is a socialist theatre company based in Birmingham. Formed in 1973, from a disparate collection of folk singers, drama teachers, office workers, broadcasters, technicians and…
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