Witches can't be burned (2020) [single-component output with contextualising information]

Semerciyan, S (2020) Witches can't be burned (2020) [single-component output with contextualising information]. (Forthcoming)

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.c.5224802


Witches Can’t Be Burned is a practice based research project initiated by Silva Semerciyan Drama Lecturer at Bath Spa University wherein the creation of a playscript became both an instrument and a process for challenging institutional sexism. The play investigated Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the historical case of the Salem Witch trials through the lens of feminist critical theory to create a diverse narrative which opened up dialogue about the representation of girls and women in so-called ‘masterpieces’. Witches Can't Be Burned was commissioned by the National Theatre as part of their Connections Festival 2020 in which 19 youth theatre companies across the UK would perform the play. This Collection comprises the output in the form of the play script, and contextualising information in the form of a 300-word statement, research timeline and research questions, video of a performance excerpt, and a video interview between Semerciyan and theatre director Orla O'Loughlin.

Item Type: Other

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This Collection is a collation of research disseminated in 2020, included in the REF2021 submission. Further dissemination is expected in 2021 due to Covid-19 delays.

Divisions: Bath School of Music & Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 13:04
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 21:46
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