What Good are the Arts?
This CAPITAL-supported student performance project is devised by Claire Stone and Peter Faulconbridge . The production offers an entertaining exploration of the lively debates on the questions 'Do we have a duty to create art that serves a moral purpose? Or should art have no end beyond itself?
There will be three performances in the CAPITAL Studio:
Saturday 27th of February - 7.30 pm
Sunday 28th February 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm
CAPITAL's Playwright in Residence Tarell McCraney will lead a week-long intensive project, 15-19 February, using Shakespeare's King John, its themes, language, and structure to generate new work. Warwick students and staff are invited to work as an ensemble to devise ideas that spring from an exploration of the play which Tarell is adapting for the RSC. The aim is to try out these ideas then and there, putting them up on their feet, teasing them out and using them as building blocks towards an original piece.
A Slave's Son at Stratford - Paul Robeson (1898-1976)
Curated by Professor Tony Howard, this exhibition was created in 2009 as part of Professor Howard's Fellowship in Creativity and Performance project to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Robeson's appearance as Othello in Straford-upon-Avon and the tour of the RSC's production of the play. Having visited Warwick Arts centre, Newcastle and Liverpool, the exhibition is now revived at Shakespeare's Globe in London until 28 February 2010. Admission to the display is included with a ticket to Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition.
Professor Jonothan Neelands, CAPITAL Centre Associate, National Teaching Fellow and Chair of Drama and Theatre Education in the Institute of Education, has just been awarded a grant of £193,000 by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme for a project exploring Open Space Learning in Real World Contexts. The project will be based at the CAPITAL Centre to develop and embed new forms of creative pedagogy associated with workshop practice and collaborative learning in flexible teaching spaces.