18 episodes

A podcast about theatre and performance, based in Scotland.

Stage Blether Sam Haddow

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast about theatre and performance, based in Scotland.

    Episode 31: Ordinary Violence and The Last Of Us videogames

    Episode 31: Ordinary Violence and The Last Of Us videogames

    In a departure from my usual subjects, this episode analyses two video games - "The Last of Us" and "The Last of Us 2", both by Naughty Dog. The analysis discusses post-apocalyptic literature, 'ordinary violence' and revenge tragedy. Contains spoilers of both games.

    • 31 min
    Episode 30: A Brief History of Emergencies

    Episode 30: A Brief History of Emergencies

    This episode of Stage Blether offers a brief history of the phenomenon of the 'emergency'. It is recorded at the beginning of UK responses to the global pandemic caused by the Covid 19 virus, and also speaks to the peculiarities of the states of emergency and emergency measures that are being implemented in response to this pandemic.

    • 44 min
    Episode 29: Precarious Spectatorship

    Episode 29: Precarious Spectatorship

    This episode discusses my forthcoming book "Precarious Spectatorship: Theatre and image in an age of emergencies" (Manchester University Press, 2019). Many of the ideas in this book were first trialled on the Stage Blether podcast, so my heartfelt thanks to anybody and everybody who has listened over the last few years.

    Topics discussed include Islamic State, States of Emergency, the Refugee Crisis and storytelling.

    • 39 min
    Episode 28: Oedipus in the age of Post Truth

    Episode 28: Oedipus in the age of Post Truth

    This episode reviews Robert Icke's Dutch Language production of "Oedipus" at the Kings Theatre in Edinburgh, part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The general conversation is about the ways in which this production relocates Oedipus in a world of post-truth, and the ways in which Sophocles' text still presents challenges to contemporary audiences.

    • 37 min
    Episode 6: Carnival!

    Episode 6: Carnival!

    Episode 6: Carnival! by Sam Haddow

    • 30 min
    Episode 3: Haunted Houses

    Episode 3: Haunted Houses

    Episode 3: Haunted Houses by Sam Haddow

    • 33 min

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