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Performance: The Vikings at Helgeland

28th October – 22nd November, Drayton Arms Theatre, London At the close of the first millennium, on the fringes of the Arctic Circle, an old lie has slept for years. When … Continue reading


Tribute: Donald Sinden

At the beginning of the committee meeting on 18 September chairman Michael Gaunt invited Richard Foulkes to say a few words about Donald Sinden who had died the previous week. Richard … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “Toole among the Americans: New World, New Wonderland”

Wednesday 15th October 2014, London THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE Presented by DR MICHAEL READ What happened when England’s funniest man went to America?  It was 1874, and relations between … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “Joan Littlewood: Her Vision and Legacies”

Thursday 13th November 2014 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, London | map Discussion panel with PHILIP HEDLEY, DEREK PAGET & SARAH-JANE RAWLINGS, chaired by PROFESSOR NADINE HOLDSWORTH In her centenary … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “George Speaight And The Juvenile Drama: A Centenary Celebration”

Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 7.30pm at the Art Workers Guild, London | map Maggie Collins Lecture Presented by HORATIO BLOOD and FRIENDS George Speaight (1914-2005) was a founding member of … Continue reading


Call for Papers: Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843

Call for Papers: Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843 Downing College, University of Cambridge July 29-31, 2016 Convenors: Michael Burden, Michael Gaunt, Marcus Risdell, Vanessa L. Rogers, Barry … Continue reading


Poel Event 2014 – Report

The Poel Event 2014 was held on the 5th and 14th February. Following feedback in 2012 from participating actors it was agreed that this year’s Poel Event should take place over … Continue reading


Annual Address 2014 – report

The Society for Theatre Research’s Annual Address Presented on 20 May 2014, by Professor Richard Foulkes Indoors and No Heavy Lifting: 50 Years of Theatre Research I am not at all … Continue reading


Research Awards 2014

The following awards, totaling £4327 (including £300 from the Gordon Craig Fund) were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2014: NAMED RESEARCH AWARDS The Anthony Denning Award of … Continue reading


Theatre Book Prize – Full Report & Audio

THEATRE BOOK PRIZE for books published in 2013 The presentation of the STR Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2013 took place in the Val Parnell Suite of the London … Continue reading


Researching Theatre in the Round

The extraordinary story of a small town on the Yorkshire coast making an indelible mark on theatre across the country and round the world. 2nd-3rd July 2014 Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, … Continue reading


2014 Craig Lecture

4th June 2014, 7-9pm. Central School of Speech & Drama | map This year’s Gordon Craig Lecture, in association with the Central School of Speech & Drama, will be given by … Continue reading