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Kate Bassett

Kate Bassett is a British journalist, well known as theatre critic for The Times newspaper, as well as being an associate professor of Creative Writing in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. She is also an author. Her book ‘In Two Minds: A Biography of Jonathan Miller’ (2012) was shortlisted for the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, the Theatre Book Prize (Society for Theatre Research), and the 2013 HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize.

My Sessions

RE: Minds for the Future

Black Box

We need criticism. We need something outside of ourselves to provide reflection, discernment, and connection with the larger world. Sharmilla Ganesan sits down with Kate Bassett, Pang Khee Teik, and Leyla Jagiella for a conversation about how real discourse and engagement can only exist with criticism and about how criticism is essential in developing independent […]

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Playwright Portfolio Review – with Kate Bassett

CLassroom: Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika.

Calling all Malaysian playwrights. Do you have a play that requires a second pair of eyes? This year, The Cooler Lumpur Festival is offering a fantastic opportunity to work with a professional script critic and consultant. Kate Bassett – theatre critic for The Times – will be conducting an intimate script critique workshop for 5 […]

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RE: English, Singlish, Manglish.

Black Box

DELAYED TO 6.30PM DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.   We adopt. We appropriate. We mix. We muddle. We mangle. We hurt the ones we love the most. Fuad Rahmat speaks to two Malaysians, a Singaporean, and an actual English person about our beloved English language, about its uses and abuses, about how its versatility has spawned […]

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