The Civic Centre Long Lane Carlton-in-Lindrick S81 9AP
A journey through theatre from the Restoration to 1900.
This series of talks takes us on a journey from the Restoration drama of Charles II and the emergence of the first English actresses, through to the rise of great actor managers such as David Garrick in the 1700s up to the perfection of the English comedy of manners with Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of being Earnest" in 1899.
Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists (www.developingartists.org), a Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Giles has run theatre projects in Botswana, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Kosovo, Palestine, Mexico, Thailand and Zimbabwe and given numerous talks for institutions ranging from The Foundation for Mexican Literature in Mexico City to The Royal College of Physicians in London. He regularly lectures on the history and practice of theatre on the Queen Mary 2 as it sails from New York to the UK. Giles combines academic analysis with hands on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of the theatre.