Category Archives: Lectures

LECTURE: Indoors and No Heavy Lifting: 50 Years of Theatre Research

Tuesday 20th May 2014, 8.15pm (after the AGM at 7.30pm) Art Workers’ Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Professor Richard Foulkes Chair: tba Outgoing chairman Richard Foulkes reflects on his … Continue reading


LECTURE: Macready & Forrest: A Fatal Controversy; Or, It Started with a Hiss

Thursday 10th April 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor Michael Gaunt Chair: Dr Michael Read William Charles Macready, was one of the great English nineteenth-century actors … Continue reading


LECTURE: Before Journeys End: Rediscovering First World War Theatre 1914-18

Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Andrew Maunder Chair: Dr Janice Norwood The years 1914-18 saw over 1,000 plays, pageants and revues submitted … Continue reading


LECTURE: A Respectable Actor: Rehearsed reading

Thursday 13th February 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor David Roberts Chair: tba Thomas Betterton was Restoration London’s leading actor and theatre manager. He worked with … Continue reading


LECTURE: Affecting Theatre: Spectatorship and Participation

Wednesday 15th January 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Prof. Nicola Shaughnessy & Prof. Robert Shaughnessy Chair: tba There has recently been an upsurge of interest in … Continue reading


MAGGIE COLLINS LECTURE: Music in the Early 18th-Century London Fair Theatres

Tuesday 17th December, 7.30pm Art Workers’ Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Dr Vanessa Rogers Chair: tba By the beginning of the 18th century the London fairs were a vital … Continue reading


LECTURE/PERFORMANCE: Mad Jigs and Merry Jests: Recuperating the Musical Theatre of Shakespeare’s Age

Tue 19 November 2013, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Roger Clegg, Lucie Skeaping & the City Waites Chair: tba In their forthcoming performance edition of the … Continue reading


LECTURE: The Decline and Fall of the British Rep

Tuesday 15 October 2013, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Richard Digby Day Chair: Professor Michael Gaunt The repertory movement began shortly after the Second World War, flourished … Continue reading