5 episodes

A series of informal, ‘on location’ conversations between Oxford researchers in response to a current theatre production. Designed to capture 'on the night' responses to performance, the Conversations give listeners a chance to eavesdrop on the intersections between research and theatre practice, and give researchers the opportunity to respond in real time to the best of theatre. Variation in sound quality comes from recording in public spaces or in transit. A full transcript will be available in due course, in the meantime please contact TORCH if you have any questions about this series.

TORCH Post-Show Conversations Oxford University

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A series of informal, ‘on location’ conversations between Oxford researchers in response to a current theatre production. Designed to capture 'on the night' responses to performance, the Conversations give listeners a chance to eavesdrop on the intersections between research and theatre practice, and give researchers the opportunity to respond in real time to the best of theatre. Variation in sound quality comes from recording in public spaces or in transit. A full transcript will be available in due course, in the meantime please contact TORCH if you have any questions about this series.

    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Scandaltown

    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Scandaltown

    Listen in as Caroline Taylor and Ruth Moore discuss a recent production of Mike Bartlett's 'Scandaltown' A TORCH Post-show Conversation podcast about the Lyric Hammersmith production of Scandaltown.

    This conversation was recorded between Caroline Taylor and Ruth Moore on 25 April 2022 on location in London. It explores Caroline's responses to the play, including whether it lives up to its branding as a 'restoration comedy for the 21st century'.
    Find out more: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/post-show-conversations-scandaltown

    • 22 min
    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Much Ado About Nothing

    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Much Ado About Nothing

    Listen in as Judith Buchanan and Emma Smith discuss a March 2022 RSC production of Much Ado About Nothing This conversation was recorded between Professor Judith Buchanan and Professor Emma Smith on 10 March 2022 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon and on 14 March 2022 at St Peter's College, Oxford. It explores their immediate responses to the adaptation, the opportunities and challenges thrown up by the production's bold choices, and the ways in which Shakespeare returned to the themes of Much Ado in later plays.

    Find out more: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/post-show-conversations-much-ado-about-nothing Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 31 min
    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: When We Dead Awaken

    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: When We Dead Awaken

    Listen in as Billy Barrett, Tzen Sam and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr discuss a recent production of Ibsen's 'When We Dead Awaken' A TORCH Post-show Conversation podcast about The Coronet Theatre & The Norwegian Ibsen Company's production of When We Dead Awaken.

    This conversation was recorded between Billy Barrett, Tzen Sam and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr in March 2022 on location in London. It explores their responses to the play, and the ways it connects with their knowledge exchange collaboration 'My Name is Laura Kieler'.

    TORCH Post-show Conversations is a series of informal, 'on location' conversations between Oxford researchers in response to a current theatre production. Designed to capture 'on the night' responses to performance, the Conversations give listeners a chance to eavesdrop on the intersections between research and theatre practice, and give researchers the opportunity to respond in real time to the best of theatre. Variation in sound quality comes from recording in public spaces or in transit. A full transcript will be available in due course, in the meantime please contact TORCH if you have any questions about this conversation. 

    • 28 min
    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Cyrano de Bergerac

    TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Cyrano de Bergerac

    Listen in as Nora Baker and Ruth Moore discuss a recent production of Cyrano de Bergerac A TORCH Post-show Conversation podcast about the Jamie Lloyd Company's production of Cyrano de Bergerac.

    This conversation was recorded between Nora Baker and Ruth Moore on 8 March 2022 on location in London. It explores Nora's responses to the adaptation, and the ways it connects with her doctoral research. It was recorded on board the Oxford Tube coach to capture the immediacy of response - we trust occasional sound distortion and background noise will not detract from Nora's fascinating insights!

    TORCH Post-show Conversations is a series of informal, 'on location' conversations between Oxford researchers in response to a current theatre production. Designed to capture 'on the night' responses to performance, the Conversations give listeners a chance to eavesdrop on the intersections between research and theatre practice, and give researchers the opportunity to respond in real time to the best of theatre. Variation in sound quality comes from recording in public spaces or in transit. A full transcript will be available in due course, in the meantime please contact TORCH if you have any questions about this conversation.

    • 25 min
    TORCH Post-show Conversations: Private Lives

    TORCH Post-show Conversations: Private Lives

    Listen in as Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and Sos Eltis discuss a recent production of Noel Coward's Private Lives A TORCH Post-show Conversation podcast about the Nigel Haver's Theatre Company's Private Lives. This conversation was recorded between Dr Sos Eltis and Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr on 3 March 2022 at Oxford Playhouse. It explores the context of the play, their immediate responses to the adaptation, the opportunities and challenges thrown up by the production's casting and much more. More information: https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/post-show-conversations-private-lives

    • 27 min

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