Tag: Drama

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Anniversary of our sanctuary status

23 January 2019 marked one year of the University of East Anglia being a ‘University of Sanctuary’ and saw several events take place on the day to celebrate. The title was awarded by City of Sanctuary, a movement promoting the support of asylum seekers and refugees, as UEA had been recognised for its ability to…

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Review: Grapes of Wrath at the UEA Drama Studio

On first hearing that Grapes of Wrath was going to be on at the UEA Drama Studio, the gates of nostalgia were thrown open. Rewind more eighteen months to a different time, when I was gearing up to take to the stage in this very play, blissfully unaware of the lasting impact it would have…

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Bullying between house‘mates’

Sharing a house is a rite of passage, with many becoming infatuated with the idea after their first viewing of Friends. However, is living within the close confines of pizza box-hoarding students really all it’s cut out to be? Over the last few weeks, I’ve quickly realised my rocky experience with housemates is not uncommon….

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Are exams pointless?

Some exams are archaic reflections of a ‘one size fits all’ system of streamlining. People may vilify them as an unnecessary cause of stress among students. I mean, what’s the point of finding out a person’s ability to memorise a volume of information that will be forgotten at the end of two hours? However, it…

Film

The imperialistic accessory: costuming in modern period dramas

The Bollywood industry, which consists of big screen Indian movies in Hindi, only came into existence in the 1930s, when colonialism still had a tight grip over the South Asian region. Consequently, the West has had a huge impact on Bollywood films, even if it only manifests in the subtleties of the movies, such as…

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2018 Minotaur Shorts Festival

For theatre-goers with a taste for variety and home-grown talent, the Minotaur Shorts Festival is not to be missed. Once a year, UEA’s student-led theatre company showcase the wide-ranging capabilities of its members through their festival of short plays. The Shorts Festival is an opportunity for writers, directors and performers to experiment, and it was…

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About Lester theatre review

About Lester is a production by Coast to Coast, written and directed by third year English and Drama student Rohan Gotobed. Receiving excellent feedback from its original performance back in June, I was intrigued to attend its recent revival, and was not disappointed. Wonderfully written, the cast successfully execute a range of complex and beautifully…

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Boudica: Powerful, exciting, awesome!

After spending my Thursday evening completely engulfed in the story of a warrior queen, I can safely say that Minotaur Theatre Company’s Boudica was phenomenal. I arrived expecting excitement, courage and rebellion, and was not disappointed; the team of actors, directed by Priya Appleby and Thomas Guttridge, really delivered. Atmosphere was built through the actors,…

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