Category Archives: News

Powering Culture into a Sustainable Future

The first strategic guide for arts leaders on reimagining the energy demand and supply of cultural buildings. This month saw the launch of ‘Energising Culture,’ a guide to engage the UK’s … Continue reading


Lena Ashwell, by Margaret Leask

A new biography of Lena Ashwell, actress-manager (1869-1957) A collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire Press and the STR 978-1-907396-64-9, June 2012, 320pp, h/b £25/$50 For Ellen Terry, Lena Ashwell was … Continue reading


Synge Summer School 2012

28th June – 1st July 2012, Rathdrum, Wicklow A limited number of places are still available for the 2012 Synge Summer School for Irish Drama. This year’s School features lectures on … Continue reading


The 2012 AGM & Annual Address

The AGM took place as scheduled on 15th May 2012, at the Art Workers’ Guild, London, where some 50 members were present to conduct the business on the agenda, enjoy canapés … Continue reading


2012 Research Award Winners

The following awards were made at the Society’s AGM on Tuesday, 15th May 2012. The Anthony Denning Award of the Society for Theatre Research to DR SARAH McCLEAVE (right) for a … Continue reading


The 2012 Annual Address

100 Years of Scenography – the British contribution, presented by Professor Christopher Baugh. 8.15pm, 15th May 2012, Art Workers’ Guild, London | map Professor Baugh is Vice-Chairman of the Society for … Continue reading


David Weston wins the Theatre Book Prize

The winner of the 2011 Theatre Book Prize has been announced as David Weston, author of Covering McKellen (Rickshaw Publishing). [posted: 25.4.12] More photographs, and full audio of the speeches, can … Continue reading


Punch & Judy in Scotland

by Martin MacGilp My research project on the history of puppets and ventriloquism in Scotland was commenced some 15 years ago. In 2002 I received a research award from the Society … Continue reading


Conference Grants

The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments offer £2000 worth of awards in each academic year to postgraduate students in SCUDD departments/units to facilitate giving papers or equivalent presentations at conferences … Continue reading


UPSTAGE: Call for Papers

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, has issued a call for papers for its Summer 2012 issue. Topics may include, but … Continue reading


SIBMAS Conference 2012

25-26th October, 2012 Victoria & Albert Museum, London Best Practice! Innovative Techniques for Performing Arts Collections, Libraries and Museums Performing arts collections exist within a fast-changing environment. Shifts in the world … Continue reading


Wickham Lecture 2012

The STR, in association with Bristol University Drama Dept: 10 May 2012, 5.30 pm Wickham Theatre, University of Bristol, Cantock’s Close | map One of Britain’s most successful dramatists, (Destiny, Maydays, … Continue reading