Arts journalist...

Ken has a long career as an academic writer and arts journalist, writing mainly about acting and directing, physical theatre, mime and Asian theatre.


He has been a theatre critic for The Guardian and a feature writer for The Times, The Sunday Times and a number of international theatre journals.


Academic articles

Nurturing the Outstanding Actor

New Theatre Quarterly, No. 119, 2015

What Classical Musicians can Learn from Working with Actors

British Journal of Music Education, 2015

The History of Western Theatre

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Indian Theatre, Old and New

Theatre Quarterly, No. 30, 31, 32, 34

Drama Training in Britain

Theatre Quarterly, No. 39, 40

Theatre in China

The Drama Review


Journalistic articles

Kabuki: My Life as a Woman

Sunday Times Magazine

Kabuki: Acting upon feminine charms

The Times Saturday Review

Zen and the Art of Acting

The Times

Chinese Theatre

Drama, Quarterly Theatre Review No. 156

The Real Lindsay Kemp

Drama, Quarterly Theatre Review No. 157

Commedia dell' Arte

Drama, Quarterly Theatre Review No. 159

Welfare State International

Drama Quarterly Theatre Review No. 160

Theatre Technology

Drama, Quarterly Theatre Review No. 161

Peter Brook: The Physical Life of the Actor

Drama, Quarterly Theatre Review No. 162

The Theatre of Mike Alfreds

Drama, Quarterly Theatre Review No. 163