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

Diagrams in Actor-training: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, Vol 7, Issue 2, July 2016.

Explorations in Charisma – Applying experimental actor-training techniques to nurture the outstanding musician. Journal of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 2016.

Nurturing the Outstanding ActorNew Theatre Quarterly, No. 119, 2015

What Classical Musicians can Learn from Working with ActorsBritish Journal of Music Education, 2015

The History of Western Theatre - Encyclopaedia Britannica

Indian Theatre, Old and New- Decay and regeneration in post-imperialist theatre - Theatre Quarterly, No. 30, 31, 32, 34

Drama Training in Britain - Theatre Quarterly, No. 39, 40

Theatre in China - The Drama Review T73, March 1977


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