Events

In Context: Writing History Plays

Moira Buffini, James Graham and Rona Munro discuss their experiences of writing history plays. Chaired by Sebastian Born (NT Associate Director, Literary).

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Book:
The James Plays

Contributor/Speaker:
Rona Munro

Date:  Thursday 23rd October 2014 2.00pm
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

What Do I Know? - Richard Eyre in conversation with James Long

Richard Eyre discusses his new book, What Do I Know?, with James Long at The Convent in South Woodchester, Gloucestershire.

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Book:
What Do I Know? - People, Politics and the Arts

Contributor/Speaker:
Richard Eyre

Date:  Thursday 23rd October 2014 8.00pm
Location:  The Convent, South Woodchester

100 Great Plays for Women: Women Behaving Badly

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

Women Behaving Badly

Plays covered: The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus, The Maids by Jean Genet, The Boston Marriage by David Mamet, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball and Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp

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Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 8th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

100 Great Plays for Women: War

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

War

Plays covered: Cockroach by Sam Holcroft, Women of Troy by Euripides, Goodbye My Fancy by Fay Kanin, Pax by Deborah Levy and Summer by Edward Bond

With guest speaker Sam Holcroft.

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Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 15th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

100 Great Plays for Women: The World of Work

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

The World of Work

Plays covered: A Chat with Mrs Chicky by Evelyn Glover, Nine Till Six by Aimee and Philip Stuart, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Contractions by Mike Bartlett and The Stepmother by Gita Sowe

With guest speak Gilli Bush-Bailey.

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Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 22nd November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

In Context: Documentary & Verbatim Theatre

A session exploring documentary and verbatim theatre from the 1960s to the present day through the work of Alecky Blythe, David Hare, Max Stafford-Clark and others.

Speakers including Alecky Blythe (London Road), Bella Merlin (Professor of Acting, University of California, Davis) and Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London) consider the development and popularity of the form as well as methods used by playwrights, directors and actors.

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Contributors/Speakers:
Alecky Blythe, Bella Merlin

Date:  Tuesday 25th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London