Research

Current areas of research include: rehearsal room methodologies, creative teaching and learning, and pantomime.

PUBLICATIONS:

Bloomsbury Publications (2022): Inside the Rehearsal Room. Links here to the publisher and Amazon
Audiences and the Pantomime in Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts (2022). Edited By Matthew Reason, Lynne  Conner, Katya Johanson and Ben Walmsley

Palgrave Communications: Monsters and the Pantomime. 6(36). (2020): Read Here

Drama and Theatre Magazine: Graeae Theatre. https://www.dramaandtheatre.co.uk/practical/article/practitioner-focus-graeae

The Stage: Acting Teacher Robert Marsden Advises Students: The Stage

The Stage: Directing Pantohttps://www.thestage.co.uk/advice/how-to/2016/how-to-direct-pantomime/ (2016)

The Stage: What makes a Good Script? https://www.thestage.co.uk/advice/2018/can-actor-tell-script-good/  (2018)

Arts Professional: On using drama to combat extremism: https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/241/feature/game (2011)

OTHER:

Interview (alongside Steve Boden) with Simon Sladen for the British Theatre Guide on Pantomime (2018):

http://btguide.libsyn.com/enter-pantoland-with-imagine-theatre-at-14-uk-venues

Book Review: Robert Marsden (2018) The Director’s Prism: ETA Hoffmann and the Russian theatrical avant-garde, Stanislavski Studies, 6:1, 111-112, DOI: 10.1080/20567790.2018.1452194

Book Review: Robert Marsden (2019) Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique by Mark Monday, Stanislavski Studies, 7:1, 136-138, DOI: 10.1080/20567790.2019.1575392

RESEARCH AND CONFERENCES:

2009- Present: DISCOVERY MOMENTS IN REHEARSAL

PhD study, exploring breakthrough moments in rehearsals for actors and directors.

July 2012:  CREATIVITY WITHING HISTORY TEACHING

Delivering as part of a Symposium at Canterbury University on creativity and use of drama in site specific documentary.

2007-2008: THE DRAMATIC ENQUIRY

Part of a research team of practitioners exploring notions of Philosophy in Drama (The Dramatic Enquiry). Led by Gordon Poad.

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