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Biography On The Stage

Panel discussion with Michael Pennington, Professor Jonathan Bate FBA (University of Warwick) and Professor Mary Luckhurst (University of York), chaired by Professor Robert Hewison (City University London)

This discussion, chaired by the drama critic and academic Robert Hewison, will explore the various challenges involved in building plays and performances around biography. Jonathan Bate, author of the play The Man from Stratford talks from a writer’s perspective, Michael Pennington will discuss from the actor's viewpoint the differences between playing "real" and fictional characters on stage and Mary Luckhurst, playwright, director and author of Playing for Real: Actors on Playing Real People, will add her varied experience.