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21: Why is it called a play?

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Students from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, who are currently training to be actors, will run workshops on ways to engage with theatrical experience; with games and exercises from finding a character to storytelling, they will share aspects of their training and in doing so discover why the theatrical event that we watch is called a play.

No experience is necessary – just curiosity and a sense of fun.

Playwright; Associate Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London


Playwright; Associate Director, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 Nona Shepphard is a freelance writer, director and deviser with over 150 productions and 40 commissioned plays to her credit. Her plays for a young audience. Her plays recieved several awards and have been presented in the USA, Canada, Europe and Russia. Among her most recent writings are: "Signs of a Star-Shaped Diva" for GraeaeTheatre Company/Theatre Royal Stratford and Therese Raquin a musical version of Emile Zola's novel. She is the Associate Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Creative Director of RADA Enterprises.

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