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The British Library has recently released a new audio CD, Shakespeare’s original pronunciation, featuring speeches and scenes performed as Shakespeare would have heard them.
Thanks to the latest scholarship this CD takes us closer than we have been able to come before to how the works of the greatest English playwright were spoken and acted in his own lifetime.
The British Library will be holding a launch event for the CD on Friday 4 May. Ben Crystal, actor and expert in original Shakespearian pronunciation in performance, together with actors from the Company formed for the CD, will offer a rare chance to hear new meanings uncovered, new jokes revealed and poetic effects enhanced. More info @ www.bl.uk
Current London Drama Committee Organising Group
Stuart Bennett, Chair & Theatre Rep. (TiE, Rose Bruford, ILEA Cockpit) Amanda Kipling, Membership & HE Rep. (Secondary Drama, Goldsmiths College) Carol Olivier, Primary Rep. (Old Oak Primary School) Giulia James, Freelance Rep. (Creative Performance Laboratory) Chris Lawrence, Coordinator (Primary & Secondary Drama, Advisory, Cockpit TiE)
Julia Cole (ACS International School, Egham)
Phil Mazur (Trinity School, Croydon) Ciaran O’Halloran (St. Matthew Academy, Blackheath)
The Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths College. Because of this charming venue the Conference should have a compact feel to it.
The Newsletter of London Drama London Drama’s Conference:
Professor Cecily O’Neill will provide a keynote speech to launch the
Conference. Cecily has historic links with London and London Drama.
Organised in partnership with the Centre for Arts and Learning (CAL) at Goldsmiths College, London Drama’s first Drama Conference for many years, Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead, is fast approaching Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April, 2012.
We do hope that you will be able to join us there on this historic occasion and take part in what is shaping up to be a varied, exciting and stretching two days packed full of drama experiences.
On these pages you can get a flavour of what is in store for you if you do the right thing and book the Conference. We do still have places, but, as with any drama event, the more the merrier!
The venue is Goldsmiths College which is easily reached now that Transport for London have refurbished the East London line to New Cross and New Cross Gate with the very swish Overground trains which run very frequently. The College is only five minutes walk from either station.
The Conference will be based in rooms in the Richard Hoggart Building, which is the main building at the College (see photo opposite) so it will have a compact feel to it.
We are very proud and honoured that Professor Cecily O’Neill will be delivering a keynote speech to the assembled delegates on Thursday 12th April in order to address some current issues in the drama world today.
As you may be aware, Cecily has historic connections with London and London Drama, having served as Warden of the London Drama and Tape Centre (later the Holborn Centre for the Performing Arts) at an early stage of her career. It will be the second time in the space of a year that Cecily has contributed to the work of London Drama as she led the workshop How Can Drama Illuminate Reading? on Saturday 8th October 2011 (see last but one Dialogue.)
To give you an overall ‘feel’ of the proceedings, we have arranged it so that all delegates will participate in a total of six practical workshops: three sessions each day, each one being of an hour and a half’s duration. This gives eveybody time to ‘get stuck into’ some good drama each time and also experience awide variety of different inputs.
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