Posted on 05/06/2012
On 4 June 2012, students in the English Department participated in Play!, a multi-disciplinary, one day micro-festival of the performing arts, lectures and film, developed in a partnership between The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, in Windsor and Royal Holloway, University of London.
A triptych written and directed by PhD students in Poetic Practice working in collaboration with MA Poetic Practice students and including a Fluxus event exploiting the poetic writing process, a fluid performance event and a non harmonious video loop.
- and Her I regime(all day Fluxus-style event)
Director: Becky Cremin
A society in flux. A society under duress. A society offering a poly-experience. and Her I regime is a participatory event exploring the process of production and performance. and Her I regime seeks to exploit the work force as they take part in a durational performance, moving through process towards product. and Her I regime is 52 rules. and Her I regime is voice on voice. and Her I regime is pen on paper. and Her I regime is a meta-movement.
- and Her II regime(one-hour performance)
Director: Prudence Chamberlain
A society is created through a collaborative script-writing process. The performer of this Utopia/Dystopia/Topia is determined by a shuffle of the cards, in which each participant will convey to an audience the hand they have been dealt within their own constructed microcosm.
- and her III regime (all day continuous film loop in micro-gallery)
Director: Nisha Ramayya
The cosmic regime: a microcosm-macrocosm is created and maintained. We attempt to find balance between the 4 elements through poetic rituals, but the structures are illusory. No sooner is harmony achieved in a brief video-poem, than it is upset by a scene change, a new rule. 52 video-poems caught in a loop, the cyclic trap of poetic creativity, strife, and decline.
An hour filled with performances of written work across a range of genres including poetry, fiction, playwriting and more from BA Creative Writing students at Royal Holloway.
From Euripides’ The Trojan Women to Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale: some of the oldest , most resonant stories from classical mythology are given a thoroughly contemporary twist by the third year English/ Drama Joint Honours students at Royal Holloway.
Shakespeare, Page to Stage
One hour; four extraordinary plays. Royal Holloway’s second year English / Drama Joint Honours students give a late-night glimpse into the twisted worlds of King Lear, Richard II, Measure for Measure and Othello.