Lyn Gardner, theatre critic for The Guardian newspaper, will assist third year students with writing theatre reviews before giving a public lecture entitled ‘How cultural shifts have changed critical reviewing’ at the University on Wednesday, 17 April.
The event, part of a series of professional workshops hosted by the University’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, will take place at the Performance Hub at the University’s Walsall Campus and aims to offer students the chance to learn about the professional world of critical analysis.
The free public lecture is open to all and starts at 6pm.
Dymphna Callery, Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “Lyn came in to teach students when I worked in London. Their writing improved, but more importantly she gave them a sense of their own worth as critics, which is why I was keen to invite her to Wolverhampton. Our students have studied cultural theory during their degrees and are keen to see how those ideas are having an impact on theatre criticism.”
Lyn Gardner has been going to the theatre regularly since early infancy and studied Drama and English at Kent University. She was a founder member of the City Limits cooperative where she edited the theatre section before joining The Guardian. In addition to reviewing shows around the country, Lyn also writes the paper’s online ‘theatreblogs’ feature.
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Date Issued: Friday, 12 April 2013