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University and Derby LIVE split; Arts Council decision beckons

Two-and-a-half years after forging a partnership described as “unique”, the University of Derby and Derby LIVE have gone their separate ways.
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Jean-Norman Benedetti, 1930-2012

Current principal of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance reflects on the life of former principal and leading Stanislavski scholar Jean Benedetti.
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West End Weekend

A report on the "Heart of the West End" conference held at the Haymarket Theatre on 25-26 April 2012
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Two voices, one stage: producing a double whammy of new work

Corinne Salisbury, co-producer of two new plays being presented in rep at the Tristan Bates Theatre, considers the merits of pairing plays together, and chats to the writers about comparisons and contrasts.
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Julian Bird: a dream job

Philip Fisher talks to Julian Bird, chief executive of The Society of London Theatre and the Theatre Management Association about work, money, the theatre and the Olympics
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Propeller-spinning: An Interview with Chris Myles

Alex Ramon talks to actor Chris Myles during his tour with Propeller of Henry V and A Winter's Tale.
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The Midlands Stage 2008

Steve Orme gives his overview of theatre in the Midlands in 2008.
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Edinburgh Previews - Other Events

Non-theatre events at the 2007 Edinbugh Fringe
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Where Have All the Contraltos Gone?

Kevin Catchpole laments the lost voice of oratorio and the operatic stage.
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Alexander Awareness Week (13th - 19th June, 2005)

The Alexander Technique has helped actors and musicians achieve their performance potential for over a hundred years. Jill Sharp investigates the Alexander phenomenon and interviews an experienced teacher of the Technique.
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Vote, Vote, Vote for... ?

What the parties say about the arts in their manifestos
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The Brave and the Foolish

Two developments this week have shown up the massive differences between thatre and the arts in Scotland and Wales.
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Theatre on the Web

Our annual survey of theatre on the Web
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As Trevor and I Were Saying...

Some thoughts inspired by the news of the musical based on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
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Congestion in the West End

The real effects of congestion charging in London's West End.
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Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe

Things to keep in mind if you want to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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ACE Now

The state of the Arts Council of England as revealed by its annual report for 2001 to 2002.
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The Edinburgh Fringe: What's the Point?

Is there any longer any point to the Edinburgh Fringe?
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Edinburgh 2002: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Philip Fisher comments on the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe.
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Theatrical Mus(e)(ing)

Your Guide, in a thoughtful (i.e. self-indulgent) mood, looks at the biography of John Gielgud and the state of the West End.