Category Archives: Lectures

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


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


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


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


New Researchers’ Network – Dinner

5pm, 17th December 2013 Spaghetti House, Sicilian Avenue, London (nearest tube: Holborn) The New Researchers’ Network will be meeting on Tuesday 17th December for an informal dinner prior to Dr Vanessa … Continue reading


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