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Drama Clips

The Radius religious drama channel contains advice for playwriting and performing, short drama clips from Radius plays and interviews with performers and authors.


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6. Cell Talk dramatises encounters between two extraordinary 15th century women, the mystic Julian of Norwich and the restless pilgrim Margery Kempe.  In this video, the author Dana Bagshaw talks about the inspiration behind the play, with dramatised extracts.


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3. In this modern-day retelling of Jesus's resurrection, Cass Tennel is an investigative journalist with the Rome Herald who is intrigued by the rumours and counter-rumours surrounding the execution of the rebel leader Davidson.  

2. Nick Warbuton talks about the stage version of his award-winning series of radio plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4, with extracts performed by actors. 'Witness' chronicles the story of Jesus as told in Luke's gospel.  

4. Yuri Gagarin was the world's first cosmonaut, a hero for his times. But what happened when he came down to earth? Les Ellison's one-hour drama explores the loneliness of a man trapped by celebrity.

1. In this video, playwright Nick Warburton shares some of his expertise in creating a vivid listening experience. Nick's radio drama credits include the Radio 4 series 'Tommies', the highly-acclaimed comedy series 'On Mardle Fen', and 'Witness'.

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In all human experience, there are parallels which permit common understanding in the telling and hearing, and it is the frightening responsibility of an artist to make what is directly or allusively close to his own being communicable and understandable, however disturbingly, to the hearts and minds of all whom he addresses. Tennessee Williams, 1911-1983

5. In this trailer for Kate Griffin's play, Ally is full of rage because a car accident has condemned him to a wheelchair for life.   His friend Max, who drove the car, is full of guilt. Nancy is blind and her creative approach to disability gives both Ally and Max a glimmer of hope.