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Race and Gender in the Novels of the Brontës – The Midland Hotel, Bradford

Contributors: Juliet Barker, John Bowen, Rebecca Fraser, Bonnie Greer, Boyd Tonkin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood It is one of many events part of the Bradford Literature Festival. The festival has a rich and exciting line up of events for their programme which explore themes relevant today through literary and historical celebrations. The panel chair, Boyd Tonkin, opens the discussion asking the ...

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BOOK REVIEW: The National Theatre Story

Author: Daniel Rosenthal Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: John Roberts Upon first encountering Daniel Rosenthal’s The National Theatre Story you would be forgiven for taking in a deep inhale of breath, for here is one mighty large book at just under 1000 pages without footnotes (these are provided as a separate and also rather long but equally fascinating additional download.) However ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Great Moments in Theatre – Benedict Nightingale

Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: Emily Pearce Benedict Nightingale is a theatre reviewer and the ex chief critic for The Times. In his charming and informative book, 'Great Moments in Theatre', he has compiled and reviewed moments from the great performances that have either changed the course of theatrical history or exhilarated and inspired audiences. Although it may be assumed that ...

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BOOK REVIEW: In-Depth Acting

Author: Dee Cannon Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: John Roberts Browse any theatre section in your local Waterstones and you won’t be hard pushed to find a selection of books dedicated to the craft of acting, it would appear that every acting coach from every theatrical institution have put their thoughts into a book on how the actor can improve their ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Getting Directions

Author: Russ Hope Publisher: Nick Hern Books Reviewer: John Roberts Russ Hope has been given unprecedented access to some of the UK’s biggest and most influential directors. The book is described as “A fly-on-the-wall guide for emerging theatre directors” which may perhaps be a little misguiding, for Getting Directions is more an insight into the rehearsal process of the selected ...

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BOOK REVIEW: How To Produce A West End Show – Julius Green

Author: Julius Green Publisher: Oberon Books Reviewer: John Roberts There has never been a secret formula to producing a hit west end production, if there was we could all become overnight millionaires and live off the fat of the theatrical land for the rest of our lives. However what we do have thanks to theatrical producer Julius Green, is an ...

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