Call for Papers

Theatre Notebook is planning a special issue on the theme of ‘Ma(r)king Time’ to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Society for Theatre Research in 2018. We invite essays concerned with, … Continue reading

EGM 12th Dec

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (EGM) 12TH DECEMBER 2017 All members are invited to an EGM at 7:00pm on 12th December 2017 at the Art Workers’ Guild, prior to the scheduled lecture at … Continue reading

Annual Address: Lolita Chakrabarti in conversation with Simon Sladen

8th May 2018, public entry at 8.15pm (following the AGM at 7pm): Art Workers’ Guild, London WC1N 3AT | map Lolita Chakrabarti trained at RADA and is an award winning playwright … Continue reading

LECTURE: Alternative Comedy: Its Beginnings Told Through Unpublished Documents from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive

3rd April 2018, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Oliver Double Oliver Double is reader in Drama at the University of Kent, where he has established the … Continue reading

LECTURE: ‘The Curtain Will Remain Up:
Naturalist Theatre & The Problem of Pornography’

7th February 2018, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Dan Rebellato From the very beginning, Naturalist theatre had to defend itself against the accusation that it was … Continue reading

LECTURE: ‘Digging Up Giselle’:
What Happens when Ballet and Archaeology Meet

11th January 2018, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Keith Cavers Giselle is one of the most popular works in the modern ballet repertoire – we see … Continue reading

LECTURE: Masks of Whiteness:
Costume, Race and Power in The Tempest on Stage

7th November 2017, 

7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Dr Bridget Escolme Reading The Tempest as a colonial text has long been a familiar critical practice and … Continue reading

Research Award Winners 2017

Research Award Recipients for 2017 Awards totalling £4135 were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2017. No awards were made this year from the Craig Fund or the … Continue reading

Waterloo Bridge Celebrations

Sunday 18th June 2017, 2.30pm The Bridewell Hall, London EC4Y 8EQ | map You are invited to join us to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opening of the original Waterloo … Continue reading

Stage Manager Wins Theatre Book Prize

The Society’s annual Book Prize has gone to a former National Theatre Stage Manager for her account of the exceptional circumstances in which the National Theatre mounted a production of Fernando … Continue reading

STR Theatre Book Prize Short List

The judges have announced their short list for this year’s Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2016. They range from a record of the strange goings on in National Theatre … Continue reading

Welcome to LIBRARY!

Ever since the merger of the New Cavendish Club with the ‘In and Out’, which was not felt to be a suitable replacement, we have been on the lookout for a … Continue reading