Here we explore the power of words; how they have been, and continue to be, such an important tool for human development down through the ages. Only in recent decades have we as a Society begun to fully realise that stories, myths, literature etc have effectively acted as the technology of learning.
Literature can mean many things to a lot of people - entertainment, playing with language, a comfort, sharing/communicating - and have many different forms - prose, poetry, plays, lyrics etc.
But there is also another point of view, one that we subscribe to, that isn't necessarily clear to a lot of Literature lovers - Literature as a science, a source of truth, a repository of universal knowledge, a way of discovering what it means to be alive, to be human.
In the same vein as our other alternative approaches, we take an established body of work and seek to appreciate it better through analysis, testing, and understanding. From that comes a new collection of written pieces, more relevant to our time and stage of development, whilst staying true to the impulse of the original piece of Literature.
We have 3 areas of focus - written, aural, and visual – and in common with our other workstreams, we have applied our alternative approach. This is our most recent area of work, and the early indications are there is plenty of useful research work and understanding yet to be undertaken.
Our AlternativeWords work
Time After Time
Romeo & Juliet for All Time
Macbeth Killing Time
Tempestfugit: Prospero's Dream
Time Out of Joint
Ophelia, Princess of Denmark
King Lear (alone)
An Audience with Falstaff
Cordelia / Fool
Romeo & Juliet: The Confessions
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Alternative Theatre scripts
One Christmas Eve
The Nativity 2015
3 Women, 2 Chairs, 1 MP
The Accidental Lives of Memories
I Love You Goodbye
Orpheus in Blue
The Other Side
Best of 3
A Quarter Full
Playbooks from Alternative Theatre scripts
Works inspired by classic writers
Works inspired by Franz Kafka's writing
Reworking Old Myths into New
Works inspired by T.S.Eliot's poems
The Here & Now
Works inspired by photographs and videos