Verbatim: Contemporary Documentary Theatre: Techniques in by David Hare,Robin Soans,Richard Norton-Taylor,Will

By David Hare,Robin Soans,Richard Norton-Taylor,Will Hammond,Dan Steward,Alecky Blythe,Nicolas Kent,Max Stafford-Clark

‘What a verbatim play does is flash your learn nakedly. It’s like cooking a meal however the meat is left raw.’

Plays which use people’s genuine phrases because the foundation for his or her drama usually are not a brand new phenomenon. yet from the phases of nationwide theatres to fringe venues and universities in every single place, ‘verbatim’ theatre, because it has grow to be identified, is at present having fun with unparalleled consciousness and good fortune. It has additionally attracted high-profile feedback and impassioned debate.

In those wide-ranging essays and interviews, six top dramatists describe their various methods to verbatim, research the strengths and weaknesses of its concepts and discover the explanations for its present reputation. They speak about frankly the original possibilities and moral dilemmas that come up while portraying genuine humans on level, and view the various criticisms levelled at this debatable documentary form.

‘The goal is usually to reach on the truth.’

Contributors: author / Director Alecky Blythe; author David Hare;Director Nicolas Kent; author / Journalist Richard Norton-Taylor;Director Max Stafford-Clark; author / Actor Robin SoansEditors: Will Hammond and Dan Steward

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