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Transcripts: Practitioners in Practice
"Today on Digital Theatre Plus we release three more transcripts sourced from our Making Theatre library that enable: independent learning, skills development and the understanding of key themes pertinent to the teaching of English and Drama.Newly available:- interviews with Merle Hensel, Tom Scutt, and Ian MacNeil. Ian just happens to be coming to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow this November, so it's great that you get the chance to see this interview in advance of his visit.
"Releasing and realising the physical and visual potential of the text is the designer’s challenge. In simple terms, they create the world of the play, but it’s so much more than that. This week, three wonderful theatre designers illuminate their craft and demonstrate the alchemy in their work as they move between being architects, artists, illusionists and interior design specialists."
On Design: Merle Hensel
Lovesong, Lyric Hammersmith
Merle Hensel chats about the collaborative nature of the creative design process and how she developed the ideas that shaped the visual landscape for Lovesong.
On Design: Tom Scutt
King Lear, Almeida Theatre
Tom Scutt takes us through the creative challenges of designing a play as epic as King Lear in the intimate space of the Almeida Theatre.
On Design: Ian MacNeil
A Doll's House, Young Vic
Theatre designer Ian MacNeil speaks to Digital Theatre Plus about his creative response to A Doll’s House. He focuses on the practical craft of theatre design, the editorial nature of his role and his contribution to dictating the rhythm of the story performed on stage.
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