'trying to understand better what it means to be alive now'
In this episode I discuss Donald Trump and performance with my brilliant colleagues Bryce Lease and Sophie Nield. I talk about a paradoxical and strange evening of theatre in January 1886. And I have a chat with the amazing Ellen McDougall about her first season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill.
- 00.00.00 Introduction
- 00.00.49 Donald Trump and Performance: Introduction
- 00.07. 57 Donald Trump and Performance: Discussion
- 00.35.54 Strange Evenings of Theatre: 27 January 1886
- 00.47.56 Interview: Ellen McDougall
- 01.15.02 End
You can find out more about Bryce Lease and Sophie Nield here:
In my essay on that evening of theatre, I refer to a couple of essays. These are the full references:
- Driver, Beverley R. "Herman Bang's Prose: "The Narrative as Theatre"." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 4, no. 2 (1970): 79-89.
- Bjørby, Pål. 'The Prison House of Sexuality: Homosexuality in Herman Bang Scholarship.' Scandinavian Studies 58, no. 3 (Summer 1986): 223-55.
And you can find out more about - and book for - the new Gate season here:
Music by Nick Powell and Nick McCarthy
Graphics by Liam Jarvis
Support gratefully received from Eloise Whitmore, Elaine McGirr and the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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