Communications, Drama and Film – Practice Blog

Communications, Drama and Film – Practice Blog

Celebrating the breadth and variety of practical work in the department

Tagged: Practical Drama


Punch in May

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Alissa Mello, is collaborating on a new Punch and Judy show with the fabulous Spike “Bones” Lidington, Tony “Uncle Tacko!” Lidington, and Promenade Promotions (http://www.prom-prom.com/) in consultation with Naomi Paxton (http://www.naomipaxton.co.uk/) . The show is being developed as part of The Judy Project (https://thejudyproject.exeter.ac.uk/), a three-year trans-historical study of women practitioners, and (re)presentation(s) of gender and […]


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MA Theatre Practice

Course leader Konstantinos Thomaidis ended the term with these words: 145 hours of training later… Term 1 of studio work for the MA Theatre Practice 2023 wraps up! A polaroid that couldn’t fit us all — I find this quite appropriate, accurate even:how does one capture in a single frame the careful listening or collective […]


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Physical Performances

The 3rd year Drama module ‘Physical Performance’ held a series of showings with minimal (but carefully curated) technical and practical elements. Led by tutor Emily Kreider, the groups created some powerful images, soundtracks and thoughtful performances. Photos and technical support by Lewis Mcguire


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Experimental Showings Bauhaus Inspired

For the 2nd year optional Drama module ‘Theatres of Space, Form and Colour’, students explore histories, concepts, contexts and techniques relevant to European modernist experimentation with performance, with an emphasis the influence of the visual arts. Their final showing in Studio TS3 used media elements along with vibrant LED lighting colours to great effect. Photos […]


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Comedy Approaching

Second-year Drama optional module Approaches to Comedy introduced a range of performance styles and techniques and culminated in a showing in Roborough Studios.


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Dedication of TS1 to Prof Phillip Zarrilli

On 22nd September we had a wonderful nourishing evening celebrating the work and legacy of Professor Phillip Zarrilli, as we dedicated Studio TS1 in the Alexander Building ‘The Phillip Zarrilli Studio’ in his memory. A large group of staff and his former students joined in-person and online for a performance by one of our recent […]


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