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2016 STR Research Awards

Related articles: Paul Iles Bequest The application date for the Research Awards 2016 has now passed. The next opportunity to apply will be at the end of this year, for the … Continue reading

Judges announced for STR Theatre Book Prize

The Society is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Theatre Book Prize to be awarded for books published in 2015. They are: Sam Walters, theatre director, founder and until … Continue reading

Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge

Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge, the STR members’ subscription publication for 2015, centres on the earliest extant motion picture filmed in a British theatre. Brief but amazingly eventful, it records the … Continue reading

LECTURE – May 2016
Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

The Annual Address Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8.15pm, following the AGM at 7pm, at the Art Workers’ Guild | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED Presented by DR OLIVER FORD … Continue reading

LECTURE – April 2016
Re-evaluating the Actresses’ Franchise League: Suffrage Theatre, Networks and Activism

Wednesday 13 April 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED Presented by DR NAOMI PAXTON The Actresses’ Franchise League was formed in 1908 by … Continue reading

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 – 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

Report of the 2014 Theatre Book Prize Ceremony (May 2015)

The presentation of the STR Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2014 took place on Friday 22nd May 2015 in the Val Parnell Suite of the London Palladium, kindly made … Continue reading

2015 STR Research Awards

Awards totalling £4975 were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2015, which included £160 from the Craig Fund, and £200 from the President’s Fund. NAMED RESEARCH AWARDS The … Continue reading

Theatre Book Prize – Winner!

We have a winner! At midday today (22 May) our President Timothy West announced the winner of the STR Theatre Book Prize to a gathering of academics, actors, and other theatre … 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