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2016 STR Research Awards

Related articles: Paul Iles Bequest The application date for the Research Awards 2016 has now passed. The next opportunity to apply will be at the end of this year, for the … Continue reading


Judges announced for STR Theatre Book Prize

The Society is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Theatre Book Prize to be awarded for books published in 2015. They are: Sam Walters, theatre director, founder and until … Continue reading


Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge

Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge, the STR members’ subscription publication for 2015, centres on the earliest extant motion picture filmed in a British theatre. Brief but amazingly eventful, it records the … Continue reading


LECTURE – May 2016
Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

The Annual Address Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8.15pm, following the AGM at 7pm, at the Art Workers’ Guild | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED Presented by DR OLIVER FORD … Continue reading


LECTURE – April 2016
Re-evaluating the Actresses’ Franchise League: Suffrage Theatre, Networks and Activism

Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED Presented by DR NAOMI PAXTON The Actresses’ Franchise League was formed in 1908 by … Continue reading


LECTURE – March 2016
The Development of Professional Stage Management

Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED Presented by DR TRACY CATTELL Primary evidence from the earliest theatre-based companies in Britain … Continue reading


Teaching Theatre Practice: An Interactive Employability Skills Workshop

Saturday 12 December 2015, 10:00-18:00 Royal Holloway, University of London, Caryl Churchill Theatre £25 per person FULLY BOOKED! Registration closes Friday 20 November. The STR New Researchers Network is thrilled announce … Continue reading


LECTURE – November 2015
Seventy Years of Theatre History Research, 1945 – 2015

Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall Discussion by PROFESSOR TREVOR R. GRIFFITHS, PROFESSOR GABRIEL EGAN, DR SARAH McCLEAVE, PROFESSOR CLAIRE COCHRANE & DR MARION O’CONNOR To celebrate … Continue reading


LECTURE – December 2015
Camp as Christmas? Cross-Dressed Capers in Pantoland

The Maggie Collins Christmas Lecture Monday 7 December 2015 at 7.30pm at the Art Workers’ Guild | map Presented by SIMON SLADEN In December 2013, the National Database of Pantomime Performance … Continue reading


LECTURE – January 2016
Screening Sarah Bernhardt: Reinterpreting Acting on Silent Film

Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map Presented by DR VICTORIA DUCKETT Sarah Bernhardt, the great nineteenth-century theatrical actress, was also the first major international film … Continue reading


LECTURE – February 2016
Excavating Enthoven: the Life and Times of a Theatre Collector

Thursday 11 February 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall Presented by DR KATE DORNEY In 1924, Gabrielle Enthoven, the self-styled ‘theatrical encyclopedia’, successfully persuaded the Victoria & Albert Museum to … Continue reading


LECTURE – October 2015
Fighting Talk – The Secrets Of Stage Combat Revealed

Tuesday 13 October 2015 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map Presented by TERRY KING Live theatre relies on the skill and creativity of the fight director to choreograph scenes … Continue reading