Paul Allain specialises in actor training, Eastern and East European/Russian Theatre forms including the work of Gardzienice, Grotowski and Andrei Droznin.
History of Art
Film Academics publish 'Film Criticism in the Digital Age'
FILM CRITICISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE Edited by Mattias Frey and Cecilia Sayad “This is a great and highly important volume for film studies as a discipline and cultural and media studies more generally.” Dana Polan, New York University Over the past decade, as digital media has expanded and print outlets have declined, pundits have bemoaned a "crisis of criticism" and mourned the "death of the critic." Now that well-paying ...
14th April 2015
Prof. Paul Allain in new Grotowski DVD
Prof. Paul Allain appears in a new DVD – ‘Grotowski: a Practical Guide.’ World famous theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski has had an enormous and positive influence on contemporary theatre. This double DVD explores his life and work and shows how his ideas and approaches can be used by students and teachers to create powerful and successful performances. Through the use of archive performance footage, workshops, demonstrations, interviews ...
10th April 2015
Victoria and Edwardian Theatre Students Launch their Exhibition on 7th April
You are warmly invited to join our 2nd Year Drama students on the 'Victorian and Edwardian Theatre' module for the launch of their public exhibition, on Tuesday 7th April in the Gulbenkian cafe, 11am-1pm. Over the last six weeks the students have been working hard to curate these exhibitions from scratch and they are looking forward to sharing their work. The topics they have chosen to explore are: The ...
2nd April 2015
ARTiculation Prize Finals
ARTiculation Prize Finals 7 March 2015 Clare College, University of Cambridge Dr Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain, adjudicated the ARTiculation Finals in Cambridge. Ten Finalists presented on subjects ranging from Bernini’s Bust of Medusa (c. 1638-48) to Jeff Koons’ Celebration (1994) and we are delighted to announce that the First Prize was awarded to Eleanor Stephens from The Abbey School, Reading, for her presentation: Cindy Sherman, Untitled #153, 1985. To see the Final...
23rd March 2015
Prof. Peter Stanfield's 'The Cool and the Crazy'
Prof. Peter Stanfield’s new book ‘Pop Fifties Cinema: The Cool and the Crazy’ has received a brilliant review from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Delivering sharp critical insights in jazzy, accessible prose, The Cool and the Crazy offers an appreciation of cinema as a 'pop' medium, unabashedly derivative, faddish, and ephemeral. By studying these long-burst bubbles of 1950s 'pop,' Stanfield reveals something new ab...
18th March 2015