Film created as part of The Casement Project, a multi-disciplinary project about Roger Casement, a British knight, Irish rebel and international humanitarian.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.
Provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World.
A fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times.
Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.
Investigates the crisis in contemporary theatre, and celebrates the subversive in performance.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
The book looks at theatre and performances that often occur quite literally as bombs are falling, as well as during times of ceasefire and in the aftermath of hostilities. Includes interviews with artists, short play extracts, and photographs.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
An overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past fifty years, situated lucidly in its artistic, cultural and political context. The resulting study is a detailed guide to the generation of directors whose careers were forged and tempered in the changing Europe of the 1980s and 1990s.
Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare.
Six part anthology with chapters on the work of the Black Theatre Forum and the histories of Black and Asian theatres, histories of the major theatre companies, a document of the Sikh diaspora’s uproar over Behzti and issues of censorship, a critical interrogation of several dramatists and autobiographical essays by theatremakers.
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
In this often subversive book, Samson Kambalu introduces his country of birth, Malawi, an impoverished nation in which no dissent is tolerated, where political opponents are “disappeared” and where a portrait of Life President Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda is always guaranteed to be watching. Narrated with sass and charisma, The Jive Talker is a love letter to an Africa that is hardly understood.
This publication documents the development of British theatre from 1968 to 1973.
An illustrated account of the development of alternative theatre in Britain over the 60s and 70s.
Chin-tao Wu, Privatising Culture: Corporate Art Intervention since the 1980s- Platform Study Room Guide (P1820)
Put yourself in Lone Twin’s shoes as they take you on a journey that’s slightly scruffy, very funny, and even mystical in its wandering logic.
This documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964) and the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
Feminist theatre companies taken in consideration: Women’s Theatre Group, Monstrous Regiment, Gay Sweatshop, Siren, Theatre of Black Women, Talawa, Sistren, Black Mime Theatre Women’s Troop, Tattycoram, Clean Break Theatre Company. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)