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Playing the Margins: Get Involved

By Anne Welsh, on 13 May 2011

There’s another chance to take part in a Playing the Margins workshop towards the end of the month. From the project’s tumblog:

Are you involved in the performing arts?

Do you ever find yourself doodling in the margins of scripts?

Do you mark up your prompt books?

If so, please come to an informal, experimental workshop exploring how actors, directors, theatre critics and other readers annotate texts in the past and present.

Explore how earlier readers engaged with play-texts, prompt-books and other texts by taking part in this workshop using texts from UCL Special Collections.

Full details, booking information, and some lovely illustrations of marginalia, available on the tumblog.

Playing the Margins was conceived by MA LIS students Paris O’Donnell and Sian Prosser; is funded by UCL’s Train and Engage Scheme; and makes use of materials from UCL LIbrary Services Special Collections.

Image: Auntie P, copyright commons: some rights reserved

2 Responses to “Playing the Margins: Get Involved”

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    DIS Student Blog » Blog Archive » Playing the Margins: the first workshop wrote on 14 May 2011:

    […] There was time for participants to circulate around the annotated books on display, and we gave a short presentation on annotation practices in different periods and for dramatic and non-dramatic purposes. Finally, the participants inscribed digital images of some of the items we had displayed. We had foreseen that this would provide a relaxed and creative way for participants to record their reactions to the earlier discussion. We realised that the unfamiliar interface of the graphics tablet diverted some attention and energy from the purpose of the exercise and are thinking about different ways to structure this part of the exercise for the next workshop. […]

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    Actors’ Marginalia « Library Marginalia wrote on 16 May 2011:

    […] you’re interested in taking part in the next workshop, it takes place at the end of the month. Details on the Playing the Margins […]

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