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Steve is a popular and insightful giver of talks and lectures. With many years experience as an academic, Steve is able to provide numerous talks, especially on film, performance and theatre subjects. These have proved to be popular both with academics and professionals as well as the general public. As a performer himself, Steve always brings to his lectures an engaging and involving manner and there is usually time left at the end of each talk for audience questions and, hopefully, helpful answers! Recently, Steve gave a keynote address on SATIRE at an open forum conference seminar organised by the University of Portsmouth.

Video extracts include examples both of Steve's lecturing and his appearances in the media discussing such issues as comedy, satire and broadcasting.

Video clips from Steve's talk AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO LAUGHTER AND COMEDY given at The University of York can be accessed by clicking the icon to the right.

A full list of topics and lecture summaries are detailed below the video extracts.

 

The Broadway Musical

 
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The Stand Up Comedian

The talk begins by looking at the characteristics that could be said to define the stand-up comic

 
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Greek Theatre

 
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Myth and Story: Peter Pan

 
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The British Musicial

 
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The Musicial Theatre of George Gershwin

Gershwin was a man who said, "I want to be myself. My people are America. My time is today"

 
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'Farce' and the Plays Of Plautus

In this lecture, the aim is look at some of the basic tools needed for the analysis of comedy drama

 
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The Musical Theatre Of Stephen Sondhelm

The talk on the musical theatre of Stephen Sondheim concentrates on the theatre aspect of his work

 
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Comic Theory: 'Why Do We Laugh?'

The talk 'Why do we laugh?' takes on one of the least addressed subjects in theatrical study.

 
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The Restoration Actor

The lecture begins with a look at Thomas Shadwell's The Virtuoso and specifically the character of Sir Nicholas Gimcrack

 
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In addition to his work in the Drama Department, Steve was a lecturer on the interdisciplinary University Film Studies course. Each lecture used a key film as a staring point to examine a specific aspect of film study. Steve presented individual lectures on a range of films, including:

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The film noir genre

 
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The Purple Rose of Cairo

In this talk there is an examination of cinema about cinema

 
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Hercules

The talk begins by observing that the animated genre, and the Disney animation in particular

 
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The Godfather

The Godfather series - The gangster movie genre

 
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Pleasantville

In this talk on Pleasantville, the focus is on how cinema represents television

 
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The Action Movie - Die Hard

The Die Hard lecture discusses the action movie genre

 
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Post Modernism: Wayne's World

The talk on Wayne's World examines the ideas of post-modernism and their influence and their manifestation in the movies

 
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The Hollywood Story Formula: The Shawshank Redemption

The talk begins by making the somewhat obvious observation that we are all storytellers

 
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