Museum Secrets: Hidden Stories from the Ashmolean (Hardcover)
Selecting highlights from the Ashmolean Museum's popular podcast series 'Museum Secrets', these are stories that you won't find on Museum labels. These are stories of human experiences hidden within the objects.
Lucie Dawkins is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she was the Cullman Directing Scholar 2018, and was generously supported by the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation. She has assisted at the Yale Repertory Theatre on Happy Days, and directed extensively at the School of Drama and the Yale Cabaret. Lucie began as an actor at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before going on to take an undergraduate degree at Oxford University, where she was elected President of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. During her time in this position, she founded the Oxford Shakespeare Festival. Lucie won awards for her directing at Oxford's Short Play Festival in 2010, and New Writing Festival in 2011. As well as directing, Lucie's theatrical portfolio includes designing puppets for productions of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, His Dark Materials, and Kandinsky's opera Der Gelbe Klang, adapting Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River for the stage, and acting in Oxford University Dramatic Society's UK national tours. Lucie collaborated in the founding of the Ashmolean Museum's 'LiveFriday' programme, a series of free late night performance events for audiences of up to 6,000, involving commissioning artists, musicians, playwrights, dancers, and speakers to respond to the collections and bring them to life in innovative ways for young people. Starting as student advisor and guest curator, Lucie became the programme co-ordinator for the 2014-5 'LiveFriday' season.