John Freeman
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  • Plymouth, Devon UK
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Professor of Theatre
John Freeman is Dean of Culture & Language Sciences and Professor of Theatre at the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; formerly Head of Theatre at Falmouth University, Reader in Theatre & Deputy Head in the School of Arts at Brunel University West London and Head of Humanities Honours at Curtin University Western Australia. Author of numerous published articles and chapters alongside his own books ‘Tracing the Footprints’, ‘New Performance/New Writing’, ‘Blood, Sweat & Theory: Research in Practice through Performance’, ‘The Greatest Shows on Earth: World Theatre from Peter Brook to the Sydney Olympics’ and ‘Remaking Memory: Autoethnography, Memoir & the Ethics of Self’. A revised edition of 'New Performance/New Writing' is scheduled for early 2016 publication.

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Newly published book: 'New Performance/New Writing' 2nd edition

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 6:19pm 0 Comments





Recently published by Palgrave:


Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Terms like 'postmodern' and 'postdramatic' have their own contested and defended histories, while notions of truth in verbatim theatre are open to…


Panel on the Education and Training of Actors, 30-31 May & 1-2 June 2016, Athens, Greece

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 7:04pm 0 Comments


The Visual and Performing Arts Research Unit of  the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organising A Panel on the Education and Training  of Actors, 30-31 May & 1-2 June 2016, Athens, Greece   as part of the 7th  Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 30-31 May & 1-2 June 2016, Athens, Greece.  The conference website…


Forced Entertainment: Improvisation Streaming

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:15am 0 Comments

AND ON THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT… Streaming live from Culturgest, Lisbon and at Saturday 22 March 2014 from 6pm, 6 hours duration

Forced Entertainment are set to return to the web waves with another epic improvisation on the evening of Saturday 22 March. From 6pm GMT, audiences around the world will have the opportunity to join theatre goers at Culturgest, Lisbon, for the six hours of And on the…


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