The Society for Theatre Research

2014-15 Lecture Programme



This series of evening lectures, given by invited speakers, is held monthly in London during the winter. The lectures are open to everyone, and each is followed by discussion and refreshments. Included in the programme is a special Annual Address, usually in May following the Society's AGM, and the Christmas lecture, named in honour of the late Margaret Collins, whose substantial bequest to the Society, for the purpose of funding the lecture series, continues to make these evenings possible.


All lectures are free and open to the public

The next lecture is:


Toole among the Americans: New World, New Wonderland
Wednesday 15th October 2014, 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, London

Presented by DR MICHAEL READ
What happened when England's funniest man went to America? It was 1874, and relations between the two countries were not at their best. Yet J. L. Toole took his chance... [read more...]



Joan Littlewood: Her Vision and Legacies
Thursday 13th November 2014 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, London

Discussion panel with PHILIP HEDLEY, DEREK PAGET & SARAH-JANE RAWLINGS, chaired by PROFESSOR NADINE HOLDSWORTH
In her centenary year, this discussion panel will explore the on-going impact and legacy of the ground-breaking theatre director and community activist, Joan Littlewood (1914-2002). ... [read more...]



George Speaight And The Juvenile Drama:
A Centenary Celebration

Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 7.30pm at the Art Workers Guild, London

Presented by HORATIO BLOOD
George Speaight (1914-2005) was a founding member of the Society for Theatre Research, distinguished historian of popular entertainment, and toy theatre performerpar excellence. [read more...]