Antony and Cleopatra director visits School of English

Janet Suzman

Acclaimed actor and director Janet Suzman, who is currently directing Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse, has visited the School of English to conduct a workshop with students.

The workshop was part of a new initiative launched by the School in conjunction with the Everyman and Liverpool Playhouse. The sessions aim to provide insight into the creative processes involved in bringing a piece of theatre from the page to the stage. Other workshops in the series include a session led by the Director of Young Everyman and Playhouse, Chris Meads.

The collaboration with the School will also allow the theatres access to the University’s experts across a range of research areas to help inform the development of particular theatre productions.

Dr Nandini Das, from the School of English, said: “This workshop marks the beginning of a new phase in our relationship with the theatres. The students have attended a performance of Antony and Cleopatra as well as editing and theatre masterclasses as part of a series of ‘live’ events that aim to bring creative thinking and dynamic practice into our English courses, adding an extra dimension beyond the words on the page.”

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