JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Giving voice: Performance and authenticity in the documentary musical

Derek Paget

Derek Paget is part-time Reader in the Department of Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading, UK. Once a theatre worker in London (notably for Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop company at Stratford East, and for Soho Theatre at the Kings Head Islington), he is the author of two books – True Stories?: Documentary Drama on Radio, Screen and Stage (1990) and No Other Way To Tell It: Dramadoc/docudrama on Television (1998). He researches and writes on Documentary Theatre (Theatre Workshop’s 1963 play Oh What a Lovely War being a special interest) and on docudrama on film and television. He is currently preparing a second edition of No Other Way To Tell It.