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RIA # 77: Dr. Valerie Clayman Pye on Practice-as-Research

Dr. Valerie Pye

Dr. Valerie Pye

On this episode, Katie is joined by Valerie Clayman Pye, an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the School of Performing Arts at LIU Post, where she teaches acting and voice and speech. She holds a PhD in Performance Practice, Drama and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter, where she worked with Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Valerie’s research focuses on actor training pedagogy, facilitating performances of heightened text, and on practice-as-research (PaR). She writes about the intersection between text and performance and on the dynamics of performance at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her article, “Shakespeare’s Globe: theatre architecture and the performance of authenticity” was recently named one of the most-read articles in the journal Shakespeare in the last three years. She also holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. Valerie is a professional actor and director whose work has reached audiences in over twenty countries. As a voice and speech coach, Valerie has worked in theatre, film, and television coaching Academy, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award nominees. Her book, Unearthing Shakespeare: Embodied Performance and the Globe, was released by Routledge in January 2017.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Practice-as-Research [00:00-16:40]

In this first segment, Valerie describes the methodology practice-as-research.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Engaging in Rigorous Practice-as-Research [16:41-34:13]

In segment two, Valerie shares how researchers using practice-as-research ensure rigor.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:39]: An Example of Practice-as-Research

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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