Speeching

Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the Conservative party conference in Birmingham 2012. Photograph: David Jones/PA
Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the Conservative party conference in Birmingham 2012. Photograph: David Jones/PA

Speeching is a project to find different ways to understand political speeches, not just with our eyes, ears and brains, but by using all of our bodies.

Staging speeches
Speech watching 1: Where is the speech taking place?
What happens before a speech begins?

The audience
What happens before a speech begins?

The performer
Repetition, repetition repetition
Women speak


Thatcher’s wardrobe

The performance
Rhythm and Rationality
Speaking of Dance (Michael Kliën)
What happens before a speech begins?
Women speak
Emotional words
Repetition, repetition repetition
David Cameron speech bingo – Now. Is the time. To play (Simon Lancaster)

First person accounts
Review: Children and Families Bill debate (Eva Percy)
 (Mil Vokovic)

Speeches and performance making
On Double Act (Gillie Kleiman, Karen Lambæk)
The Lady’s Not For Walking Like an Egyptian (Mat Trueman)

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