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George Peck: “Drama schools shouldn’t be focused on empire building”

It was what he carefully calls the “literature of theatre” that triggered George Peck’s lifelong commitment to drama. Speaking with characteristic, reasoned thoughtfulness, he says: “I suppose I was about 16 or 17 when I realised that the fiction that was inspiring me was a vicarious, enclosed world. In theatre, it’s different. It’s a living language and that fascinates me.”

So he went to the University of Oxford (“I was lucky enough to go…” he says with gentle modesty) to read English. While there, he worked as an actor with director Yvonne Mitchell …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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