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Is the playwright dead?

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Drama David Edgar gives a series of lectures and conversations about the state of modern playwriting in contemporary theatre, how playwrights work and how they collaborate with one another.

# Episode Title Description People Date
4 Plays for Today? Closing symposium in which critic Michael Billington, playwright Rachel De-lahay, theatremaker Chris Goode academic and Dr Liz Tomlin discuss with David Edgar the place of the playwright in contemporary theatre. This event was filmed on 7th February 2015. David Edgar, Michael Billington, Rachel De-lahay, Liz Tomlin 05 Feb 2015
3 How Playwrights Collaborate A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery about how playwrights collaborate with directors, performers and each other. This conversation was filmed on 6th February 2015. David Edgar, Howard Brenton, Bryony Lavery 05 Feb 2015
2 How Playwrights Work A conversation with playwrights David Edgar, April de Angelis and David Greig discussing their working methods and what is (or isn’t) unique about their work. This conversation was filmed on 4th February 2015. April de Angelis, David Edgar, David Greig 05 Feb 2015
1 State of Play First lecture in which Playwright David Edgar outlines the story of new writing in postwar British theatre and the growth of the anti-writer trend since the 1990s. This lecture was filmed in Oxford on 2nd February 2015. David Edgar 05 Feb 2015