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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Theatre Royal Stratford East

Rehearsals at Theatre Royal  Stratford East © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This is a guest post by Greise Astrauskaite, a member of the Theatre Royal Stratford East Youth Theatre. The Theatre Royal have been working with the William Morris Gallery on the Peter Brook Outreach Project. The group director is Darnell Shakespeare.  My experience with the Peter Brook project is going really well. I have been learning […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: The Rose Theatre Kingston

A member of The Rose Youth Theatre looking at the Curtain Up Display © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This is a guest post by Jasmine Dunne, a member of The Rose Youth Theatre. The Rose Theatre Kingston is part of the Kingston Hub, working  with the  Kingston Museum on the Peter Brook Outreach Project. The group director is Rosie Jones.  Upon arriving at the V&A, we discussed the three items we would personally […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: The Rose Theatre Kingston

A member of The Rose Youth Theatre looking at the Peter Brook Collection © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This is a guest post by Jake Kenny-Byrne, a member of The Rose Youth Theatre. The Rose Theatre Kingston is part of the Kingston Hub, working  with the  Kingston Museum on the Peter Brook Outreach Project. The group director is Rosie Jones.  Having only been a member of the Rose Youth Theatre for a year […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Sedgehill Hub

Rehearsal plans for Brook's production of Oedipus (1968) © Peter Brook/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This is a guest post by Grace Khoo. Grace  is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has previously worked as a performer, puppeteer, production assistant and facilitator.  She graduated from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies program. Grace is observing the work of Gemma […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Chiswick School Hub

V&A Blythe House Storage Facility © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This is a guest blog post by Danielle McIlven. Danielle is an experienced Community and Youth Theatre Director working in the UK and Internationally. She is the Director for the Chiswick Hub of the Peter Brook Schools Project, which is comprised of Chiswick School, Watermans and Gunnersbury Park Museum. The scope of this project is […]

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Peter Brook from Archive to Action: Schools’ Outreach Project

A Midsummer Night’s Dream rehearsal. Photo by Douglas H Jeffery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The ‘Peter Brook Archive to Action’ Schools’ project, generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, formally began this term on the 2nd October when the 18 project partners were all invited to the V&A for a Twilight session. We were delighted to see so many teachers, museum educators and theatre practitioners attend, each of whom […]

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V&A’s sixteen ceramic poppies now on display

Sixteen ceramic poppies from ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’

Sixteen ceramic poppies acquired by the Museum for its permanent collections are now on display in Room 103. These come from the poignant, dramatic and phenomenally crowd-drawing installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, sited in the dry moat of the Tower of London between 5th August and 11th November 2014. Commemorating the centenary […]

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Discovering legacies at the V&A: Michael Diamond

S.2080-1995

Poster for The Great World of London at The Standard Theatre, Bishopsgate & Shoreditch, London, Easter Monday, April 3rd, 1899; produced by The Meliville Brothers; 
printed by David Allen & Sons; 
English (London), April 1899.

Over the summer, I had the great pleasure of meeting Michael Diamond and being shown his wonderful and unique collection of Victorian and Edwardian theatre posters – I come across bright and colourful melodrama spectacles from Sherlock Holmes to the femme fatale, and soon enough, find myself wishing I could go and see these shows that […]

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Volunteers get hands-on

Volunteeers cleaning scrapbooks

As Cataloguer on the Peter Brook project, I’ve been responsible not only for cataloguing the Peter Brook Collection but also helping to, recruit, train and co-ordinate two teams of volunteers. The collection was purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and a private donor and a key part of our application to […]

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Peter Brook Collection: Schools’ Outreach Project

Written by a cast member of Lord of the Flies

In September 2014, the V&A acquired the Peter Brook Collection. Peter Brook is one of Britain’s greatest living directors and over the course of his career has produced ground-breaking plays, films and operas. Thanks to funding from the HLF and a private donor, the museum is rehousing and cataloguing the materials in the collection to […]

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