Branwen Davies

Prifysgol Aberystwyth : Displacing the playwright. As ‘new writing’ for the theatre continues to evolve and to welcome a variety of forms, should the playwright step aside or adapt?

Branwen Davies

Prifysgol Aberystwyth : Displacing the playwright. As ‘new writing’ for the theatre continues to evolve and to welcome a variety of forms, should the playwright step aside or adapt?

The current evolution of ‘new writing’ sees the welcoming of forms such as devised work, site-specific theatre and individual performances. Practical research will be undertaken by writing three new stage plays in various styles in order to answer different research questions regarding what is meant by ‘new writing’.  

Start Date: 01 October 2011