Category Archives: Lecture Archive

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


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


STR Lecture Series 2015/16

All lectures in this series are held in London, and are free and open to the public. Tuesday 13 October 2015 – Swedenborg Hall, London | map Wednesday 11 November 2015 … Continue reading


Wickham Lecture 2015: “Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal”

5.30pm, Wednesday 13th May The Wickham Theatre, Vandyck Building, Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UP | map Free admission ‘Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal’ Presented by … Continue reading


Edward Gordon Craig Lecture 2015: Framing the Unknown

Monday, 18 May 2015 from 7-9.30pm Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY | map This year’s Gordon Craig Lecture, in association with the Royal Central … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Annual Address: Cleopatra’s Sisters

Tuesday 19 May at 8.15pm (following the AGM), at the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Dame Janet Suzman The Annual Address will deal with the ever-veiled participation … Continue reading


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