STR Theatre Book Prize 2013 - Judges Announced
We are pleased to announce the judges for this year's STR Theatre Book Prize.
The theatre profession will be represented by
director Charlotte Westenra
Drama critics will be represented by
critic Kate Bassett
Theatre academics and researchers will be represented by
Professor Andy Lavender
The panel will be chaired by Howard Loxton of the Society for theatre Research
Publishers are invited to submit new books
in the English language first published in 2013 which are about British or British-related theatre. For details of submission procedure contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Judges
Kate Bassett is a journalist and theatre critic who has worked as theatre critic for The Times, the Daily Telegraph and most recently the Independent on Sunday as well as contributing to many other publications and featuring regularly on BBC Radio 3's Night Waves and On Air.
She has chaired or been a judge on a number of theatre award panels and hosts and takes part in platform talks at the National Theatre and elsewhere.
In 2013 her book In Two Minds: A Biography of Jonathan Miller was shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize, the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography in 2013 and the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize.
Charlotte Westenra is a theatre director who has made her mark with productions such as Lower Ninth (Donmar at Trafalgar Studios), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Donmar Warehouse), Darfur (with Nicholas Kent, Tricycle Theatre), Gladiator Games (Sheffield theatre and theatre Royal Stratford East) and as one of the directors of 66 Books (Bush Theatre).
She is winner of an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement as associate director to Nicolas Kent for Bloody Sunday, has been resident assitant director at the Donmar, was associated director to Michael Grandage on Frost/Nixon and Piaf and is an Associate Artist at the Gate Theatre.
Andy Lavender is Professor of Theatre & Performance and Head of the School of Arts at the University of Surrey.
He was previously Dean of Research at Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London.
He is the artistic director of the theatre/performance company Lightwork for which he has dierected many productions. Publications include Hamlet in Pieces: Shakespeare reworked by Peter Brook, Robert Lepage and Robert Wilson and chapters and articles contributed to numerous other books and academic journals.
About the Theatre Book Prize
This prize was established to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Society for Theatre Research which was founded in 1948. It was first awarded for books published in 1997. Its aim is to encourage the writing and publication of books on theatre history and practice, both those which present the theatre of the past and those which record contemporary theatre for the future. It is presented annually for a book on British or British related theatre which an independent panel of judges considers to be the best published during the year.
All new works of original research first published in English are eligible except for play texts and studies of drama as literature. There are three judges, who are different each year. They are drawn from the ranks of people working in theatre performers, directors and others, theatre critics, senior academics concerned with theatre and theatre archivists, with a chairperson who is a member of the committee of the Society for Theatre Research.
Press enquiries and for press invitations contact: Howard Loxton email@example.com, tel: 020 7267 4513
|1997||The Life of Margaret Ramsay, Play Agent by Colin Chambers (Nick Hern)|
|1998||Threads of Time by Peter Brook (Methuen)|
|1999||Garrick by Ian McIntyre (Allen Lane)|
|2000||Politics, Prudery and Perversion.... Censorship 1906-68 by Nicholas de Jongh (Methuen)|
|2001||Reflecting the Audience: London Theatregoing, 1840-1880 by Jim Davis & Victor Emeljanow (Iowa University Press/University of Hertfordshire Press)|
|2002||A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000 by Christopher Morash (Cambridge University Press)|
|2003||National Service by Richard Eyre (Bloomsbury)|
|2004||Margot Fonteyn by Meredith Daneman (Penguin/Viking)|
|2005||1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro (Faber & Faber)|
|2006||John Osborne: A Patriot for Us by John Heilpern (Chatto & Windus)|
|2007||State of the Nation by Michael Billington (Faber & Faber)|
|2008||Theatre and Globalisation: Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger Era by Patrick Lonergan (Palgrave Macmillan)|
|2009||Different Drummer: the Life of Kenneth Macmillan by Jann Parry (Faber & Faber)|
|2010||The Reluctant Escapologist by Mike Bradwell (Nick Hern Books)|
|2011||Covering McKellen by David Weston (Rickshaw Publishing)|
|2012||Mr Foote's Other Leg by Ian Kelly (Picador)|