Category Archives: News

Yiddish Theatre in London

Online Exhibition From the late 19th century, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe brought a rich and expressive form of theatre to the East End of London. Plays were performed in Yiddish, … Continue reading

Shakespearean London Theatres

April 23 – Aug 25, V&A, London A season of expert lectures on the rich theatrical culture of Shakespearean playhouses that spread across Tudor and Stuart London from 1567– 1642. Discover … Continue reading

The STR Edward Gordon Craig Lecture 2013

The STR, in association with the Central School of Speech & Drama: This year’s lecture, How Edward Gordon Craig can change your life, will be given by Antony McDonald at Central … Continue reading

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