Routledge Performance Archive News - January
Featuring: new subscriptions; exciting brand new content; upcoming videos and features; and adventures in cross-referencing.
New Year, New Content
In collaboration with our partners, Digital Theatre, we will be contributing to a new platform of theirs, The Journal: A Global Culture Mix. Check out our occasional RPA takeovers of this superb free resource, featuring small clips and content by RPA contributors: http://journal.digitaltheatre.com/
• New subscriptions
Along with the snow, December and January brought a flurry of international subscriptions to the RPA from Australia, continental Europe and USA, including our first Ivy League subscriber, Columbia University. The Archive is slowly becoming internationally ubiquitous!
• Exciting new content – live from 31st January
Exclusive footage from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s National Video Archive of Performance Recordings, including interviews with:
- Michael Frayn on the nature of live performance
- Sir Peter Hall on masks
- William Gaskill on theater in the 1950s
- Kwame Kwei-Armah on Black theater in Britain
Interviews conducted by Duška Radosavljevic:
- The director, Mike Alfreds (audio)
- The playwright, Adriano Shaplin (video)
The Dream: a collaboration between Rena Mirecka and Maciej Stawinski.
• Forthcoming content & features
Fresh for spring: more video content coming in April 2013! Exciting new features: short essay-commentaries on the RPA practitioners, commissioned by our Consultant Editor, Prof. Maggie Gale, and written by international experts and Routledge authors. These commentaries will offer essential background information and criticism to supplement the audio-visual content.