The importance of language structures

Recently I’ve been amusing myself by trying to understand other languages better, through the Duolingo app. Refreshing French, to conversational level; learning Spanish, and now some Dutch. I understand that if you want to learn a language fast, it’s best to concentrate on the grammar more than vocabulary. It got me thinking about the way that … Read more The importance of language structures

The question of reality

I’m not such a fan of ‘pretending’ any more. The style of naturalism in performance, that prevails particularly on TV is ultimately deceitful, in that it cloaks its own artifice. While it’s clever, and enjoyable in its way to lose yourself as an audience member in the piece, I often feel a little disconnected somehow, however stunning the performance.

Accessible Theatre

Following the post about BSL, I’ve been alerted to a site dedicated to advice on theatre access: The See a Voice project was set up between October 2006 and March 2010 by the charities STAGETEXT and VocalEyes, who provide captioning and audio description respectively. The website is still live and has useful information. So, what … Read more Accessible Theatre