Video Links

This video blog covers everything you need to know to get started with Pecha Kucha, an exciting and innovative presentation format. Pecha Kucha can be an effective alternative to long lectures based on outlined content in the theatre studies classroom.

Click the videos below to learn about Pecha Kucha and how it works, and to see a sample Pecha Kucha presentation on ideas informing Symbolist Drama.


Rather than a text-based blog entry, we decided to do a video based blog entry. We trace the long strange journey of creating the first, all-digital textbook for theatre, and talk about some of the unexpected delights and disappointing shortcomings

–Michael O’Hara and Judith Sebesta (authors of Explore Theatre)

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In this video: The editors of pulled a few scholars aside at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2011 Conference in Chicago and asked them about their current projects. Here’s what they told us.

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In this video: In November 2010, the University of Kansas Department of Theatre presented Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Original Pronunciation–the first OP Shakespeare presented in North America. The production was the result of a research collaboration between Paul Meyer of the University of Kansas and renowned Welsh linguist David Crystal.

Additional video related to this production is available at: and

A DVD of the production will be available Summer 2011 at


In this video: Kimberly Jannarone, author of Artaud and His Doubles, delivers a presentation on Artaud and spectatorship at SITE Santa Fe in 2010.

Courtesy of SITE Santa Fe.

Full lecture available at


In this video: Richard Schechner reflects on his own reconsideration of the foundational statements about the avant-garde he laid out in the first decades of performance studies as a discipline.

These remarks were delivered as part of a keynote address at RS & PS: Richard Schechner and Performance Studies—An International Conference of Scholars and Artists Honoring Richard Schechner on his 76th Birthday. University of Haifa, Israel, December 2010.

Video by Henry Bial