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STR Lecture – Beckett Goes Nude: Breath, Oh! Calcutta! & the Sexual Revolution

Thursday 16 April 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Graham Saunders Most theatre audiences first introduction to Samuel Beckett’s drama in the early 1970s come … Continue reading


STR Lecture – The Gladiator, the Indian, the Dutchman and Shakespeare:  Three American Actors in Nineteenth-Century England

Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE Presented by Dr Arthur Bloom The New York Mirror of December 4, 1880 … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Eventful Evidence

Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor Heike Roms Reconstructing and re-enacting, exhibiting and curating, mapping and walking – increasingly theatre and performance … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Ellen Terry: Highlights from the Wardrobe of the ‘Lady of the Lyceum’

Thursday 15 January 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. Presented by Veronica Isaac This talk will explore the ways in which the … Continue reading


A New Poetics of Chekhov’s Plays: presence through absence

Book-launch: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA, on Tuesday, October 14, at 7pm. Following the paperback release last month of Professor Harai Golomb’s anyone interested in the study, teaching, … Continue reading


Book Prize Judges Announced!

The Society for Theatre Research has announced the judges for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2014. They are: Christopher Morahan CBE Theatre, film and television director with an … Continue reading


New Address

From 30th September 2014, the postal address for MEMBERSHIP matters and the TREASURER has changed to: PO Box 5000 Eckington SHEFFIELD S20 9EW United Kingdom The address for the STR secretaries … Continue reading


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