Elaine Aston's scientific contributions

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The Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs is a small studio space with a huge and significant history. Now formally called the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, it first opened in 1969 and became established as a much needed space for writers to present new plays. Without it, the rich history of modern British playwriting would be significantly poorer. But it is...
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Claudia Pucci is a Brazilian playwright who first came into contact with the Royal Court in 2003. She was invited to take part in a workshop hosted by the Court in her home city of São Paulo. As a consequence of her participation and the play she eventually wrote, the following year she was invited to London to attend the theatre’s International Re...
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Dialogue has been at the centre of our work on this project. Not only have we constantly sought and engaged in an ongoing exchange with Elyse Dodgson and her team at the Royal Court Theatre, but we have also entered into conversations with a range of people who have had professional and personal connections with the theatre’s work abroad. Despite t...
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In November 2012 the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs was set for the premiere of Jez Butterworth’s The River. It depicted the dark and dilapidated domestic interior of a remote log cabin. As the Court doubled up the studio space to host Elyse Dodgson’s international season of New Plays from India, this meant that on 17 November we saw a staged readi...
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July 2012 found us in Santiago, Chile, caught up in the wave of excitement generated by the Royal Court’s first workshop programme to be hosted in the country. Meetings with representatives from three different parties invested in this project — the British Council, the writers and the theatre hosting the workshop — all served to confirm the import...