Category Archives: News

Theatre Book Prize Shortlist

The Society for Theatre Research is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2012: Mr Foote’s Other Leg by Ian Kelly (Picador) In Two … Continue reading


Book Offer!

The recent new play Red Velvet was based on an incident in the life of young black actor Ira Aldridge. For a limited period, STR members can enjoy a 25% discount … Continue reading


Theatre Tours

REALLY USEFUL MARK Two of London’s most famous and important theatres, the Palladium and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, regularly run backstage tours aiming to give visitors a sense of the performance … Continue reading


Scenes of Beauty and Glory at the Garrick Club

Our New Honorary Life Member is Installed Report by Michael Read At a joyous gathering on November 2nd in the Garrick Club, the Society conferred its Honorary Life Membership upon Sir … Continue reading


Poel Event 2012

The Poel Event was held on the 15th November at the National Theatre in London. We started with a movement workshop presented by Nicol Ribet, and a voice workshop with Barbara … Continue reading


Roy Waters Theatre Collection – Launch Event

Tuesday 16th October 2012, from 6pm Windsor Building Auditorium Royal Holloway Egham, TW20 0EX Royal Holloway, University of London invites you to the launch of the Roy Waters Theatre Collection. Drinks … Continue reading


Theatre Book Prize

The Society for Theatre Research is pleased to announce that the judges for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2012 have now been appointed: Representing the theatrical profession: Penelope … Continue reading


Song of Songs

With STR president, Timothy West, & Prunella Scales, 8pm, Sunday 1st July 2012, St Peter’s Church, Barford A dramatic reading, interspersed with music. Tickets £15 (includes a glass of wine) Available … Continue reading


The Triumph of Pleasure

Vauxhall Gardens 1729-1786 Now showing until 9th September Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London WC1 This exhibition contains over ninety exhibits drawn from major public and private collections, including paintings by Canaletto, … Continue reading


Archive Closures

With the summer fast approaching, many researchers will be preparing to get on with their own projects during the vacation period. There are, however, some closures of facilities of which you … Continue reading


2012 Poel Event

The date for the 2012 Poel Event has been announced as the 15th October. The Society for Theatre Research, in association with the National Theatre, will again be presenting the Poel … Continue reading


Theatre Notebook – Vol. 66

The first issue of Volume 66 came out in April. Herewith a list of its contents: Margaret Gibson’s Letters to her Mother 1931-40, by Richard Purver “Finest Printing on the Road”: … Continue reading