The resources on this page are meant to support your educational experience in DRAMA 10 - Introduction to Theatre. All links are to streaming videos on the Digital Theatre Plus platform. You have two options to access these resources when you're not connected to the UCI network:
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Additional videos to learn about Playwrights:
Playwright Tanika Gupta discusses her writing process, inspiration and passion for adapting Meera Syal’s semi-autobiographical novel, Anita and Me, as well as exploring her career progression from radio dramas to stage plays. Gupta also considers how her upbringing helped understand the themes and characters of Syal’s work, highlights the importance of creating big moments for big theatrical spaces, and expresses how the use of comedy provides further dramatic effect when preceding tragedy.
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Additional videos to learn about Set Designers:
Set designer Ben Stones talks at length about creating designs for Some Like it Hip Hop in this behind-the-scenes interview. As well as detailing the role and responsibilities of a set designer, Stones explains the creative process of designing set-heavy scenes and how his artistic choices communicate meaning and key themes.
Additional videos to learn about Lighting Designers:
Additional videos to learn about Sound Designers:
Having trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in theatre design, Gareth switched focus to sound and has since collaborated on a variety of hugely successful theatrical productions, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Waves, and Black Watch. Gareth talks of recording and utilising binaural sound to maximum effect, considers the distinction between sound and music, and describes creating the soundscape for Complicite's epic sensorial experience The Encounter.
This episode on sound design uses examples from Steven Berkoff's Metamorphosis and Vincent Dance Theatre's Virgin Territory, amongst other shows and takes a comparative look at the use of sound in three adaptations of Macbeth.
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