Theatre in the time of crisis: the show has gone on

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When lockdown measures kicked in in March 2020, live theatre came to a grinding halt.

But although the last year has been an incredibly difficult one for the theatre industry - and the arts as a whole - a silver lining has been the innovation shown to keep performance going online.

In a blog post for the University's Arts Blog, TORCH's Theatre and Performance Officer Ruth Moore explains how TORCH and Oxford Humanities academics have been bringing research through performance to a wide, digital, global audience.

As we emerge from the pandemic, how will the lessons learned from this experience be implemented by cultural organisations?

English academic Professor Emma Smith, who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, hopes that "there isn't a reactionary move towards an idea of theatre which is in some ways quite limited."

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