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
School of Arts Admin Team Shortlisted for THE Leadership and Management Awards 2015
Congratulations to the administration team at the School of Arts who have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2015 in the category ‘Outstanding Departmental Administration Team.’ The simple fact is that the School of Arts admin team is superb. The support I’ve been given by individuals and the group as a whole is exemplary. Academics and students are the benefic...
21 April 2015
50th Anniversary Events at our centre in Rome
The 50th Anniversary events and Rome centre launch last Wednesday, including a spectacular party at the Borghese Gallery with HA students acting as expert guides, were all very successful. Deputy VC Keith Mander gave a speech to the assembled dignitaries in the Borghese about the University’s first 50 years, and there was a very optimistic feel about the continuing success of the University on the European stage and the great potential that Kent’...
21 April 2015
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 ...
14 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 ...
10 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 ...
2 April 2015