Propelling Edward III: Research in Action

Wimbledon College of Arts and Propeller Theatre Company will be jointly hosting Propelling Edward III: Research in Action, a two-day CCW symposium taking place on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 January 2015, in the Theatre Space at Wimbledon. The symposium will explore Shakespeare’s rarely performed Edward III through theatre practice and debate, and will open with Edward Hall (Director of the Propeller Theatre Company), Michael Pavelka (MA Theatre Design Course Director and Propeller Designer) and Roger Warren (Propeller Text Editor) rehearsing selected scenes from the play with ten actors from the Propeller Theatre Company.

The two days will be interspersed with speakers on related theatrical, historical and contemporary topics including movement and sound. They include Professor Jean Howard (Columbia University, New York), Peter Kirwan (Nottingham University), Lucy Cullingford (University of Warwick), David Lindley (Leeds University) and Paul Allen (presenter of “Night Waves”).

The symposium will be led by Professor Carol Rutter and Dr Andy Kesson who will facilitate a debate between the delegates, speakers, Edward Hall and the Propeller actors.

The aim is to blend research and practice in a dynamic format, inter-cutting academic thematic thought with the rehearsal process of a large acting company in Wimbledon’s theatre. The event also coincides with the launch of Pavelka’s new book So You Want to be a Theatre Designer?

Further information and limited tickets are available to purchase by emailing Caro MacKay at [email protected] and there are a few remaining guest tickets remaining by application to [email protected]

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