‘APPROACHES TO THEATRE IN THE ROUND’
12.00 – 1.45pm Mansfield Cooper Building room 2.03 (65 on the campus map)
Venue adjacent to the Stephen Joseph Studio (the old ‘German Church’ – 66 on the campus map)
Welcome Kate Dorney & Tony Jackson
2.00 – 3.40pm John Thaw Studio, Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama (42 on the campus map)
Welcome & introduction from Kate Dorney
Students, Professional Directors, Drama Staff and Alumni
First Year Drama students share their Theatre-in-the-Round workshop presentations
3.40 – 4.50pm – Q&A on the workshops
Chair: Alison Jeffers
- What was learnt from the workshops?
- What questions about theatre in the round were raised for students?
- Implications for performer & audience?
Response Panel 1:
Alison Jeffers with professional directors: Gwenda Hughes, Elisabeth Newman, Teunkie van der Sluijs and Matthew Xia
Response Panel 2
Chair: Kate Dorney with Peter Thomson, Chris Baugh, Joanna Tope, (Peter) Ellis Jones and George Taylor
- What has Stephen Joseph got to do with this?
- Who was he and what did he do at Manchester, 1962-66?
- Why do his ideas and practice still matter?
Chris Baugh: “Who wants to spend good money to see Hamlet’s arse?” SJ’s influence on a drama graduate’s development and thinking, with some tutorial and rehearsal reminiscence
George Taylor: ‘Doing the undoable’ Elaborating on SJ’s theatrical and educational legacy of learning (through doing and breaking conventions)
5.00 – 7.00pm Venue: Martin Harris Centre – G16 Welcome from Jenny Hughes, Head of Drama
Wine & nibbles Reception.
Continuation of informal discussions on SJ at Manchester and his legacy, including:
- Bob Millington: from the archives: ‘Stephen Joseph’s way with words’ – brief extracts from SJ’s correspondence (Part 1)
- Peter Thomson – An imagined dialogue between Stephen Joseph, Hugh Hunt & Drama Staff in 1964