Category Archives: News

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

The STR Edward Gordon Craig Lecture

The STR, in association with the Central School of Speech & Drama: PERIOD. QUESTION MARK? By Tobias Hoheisel 9th May 2012, 7.30pm, Central School of Speech & Drama | map Tobias … Continue reading

Exploring Black British Plays

With members of the Moon on a Rainbow Shawl Company and director Michael Buffong, alongside speakers including: Deirdre Osborne and Suzanne Scafe, Goldsmiths College; Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway, University of London; … Continue reading

Zoë Wannmaker to Present Theatre Book Prize

This week Covent Garden, next week Drury Lane. When the hubbub from the Oliviers has died down, next up in the theatre awards calendar is the Theatre Book Prize, presented annually … Continue reading

British Chinese actor to play Richard III

Open-air Shakespeare specialists, The Festival Players, have announced the casting of the title role in Richard III, which embarks on a 12-week UK tour this summer. The witty, murderous monarch will … Continue reading

West End Stage

Sunday 25 – Monday 26 March, 2012 Theatre Royal Haymarket, London The Theatre Royal Haymarket has teamed up with the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, … Continue reading

Twickenham’s Queens Hall

The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting a project called Memories of Twickenham Riverside which concentrates on five sites that underline the leisure, industrial and historical aspects of the town’s close association … Continue reading

New Scholars’ Prize 2012

Entries are now invited for the 2012 New Scholars Prize. This recent addition to the Society’s annual programme of awards and grants is open to all postgraduates, academics with an institutional … Continue reading

Launch of “The Stage’s Glory”: John Rich, 1692-1761

On Sunday 25 September 2011, at the Foundling Museum in London, joint editors Berta Joncus and Jeremy Barlow launched the first book devoted to eighteenth-century theatre manager John Rich. As well … Continue reading

Recent Legacies

The Society has received two substantial legacies by the wills of recently deceased members Hilda Schiff and Paul Iles, each of £10,000. The Finance Sub-Committee makes the following recommendations on how … Continue reading