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Europlay, The: Is Text on Its Deathbed?

Synopsis
A discussion on European theatre recorded at the Gate theatre in London, on 13 February 1996 as part of the Gate Biennale, a celebration of contemporary European theatre. Karen Johnson of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and Helen Salmon of the International Theatre Institute brought together leading theatre practitioners to debate the potentials and pitfalls of contemporary European collaboration. The panel, chaired by critic Michael Billington, includes Jonathan Miller, Ruth Mackenzie, Ian Reid, Noel Witts, and Neil Wallace. They discuss whether a company can retain its cultural identity when targeting foreign markets; whether text is becomeing an unnecessary language barrier; whether we are creating a generic Eurostyle in theatre.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. SVHS. col. ? min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
REFERENCE ONLY
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
discussions; drama - contemporary

Credits

Contributor
Ian Reid; Jonathan Miller; Michael Billington; Neil Wallace; Noel Witts; Ruth Mackenzie

Distributor

Name

British Universities Film & Video Council

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Notes
The BUFVC’s distribution library of videos and DVDs includes Samuel Beckett’s EH JOE! starring Patrick Magee, and two series of InterUniversity History Film Consortium films which make extensive use of archive footage. NB The IUHFC films have been digitised for free, online viewing by UK HE institutions - see British Universities Film & Video Council InterUniversity History Film Consortium Films (qv).

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