Theatre Book Prize – Short list

STR Theatre Book Prize 2013 – Short list Announed
The Society for Theatre Research and the judges are pleased to announce the following short list for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2013 (in alphabetical order):

The National Theatre Story
by Daniel Rosenthal (Oberon)

The Other National Theatre: 350 Years of Shows in Drury Lane
by Robert Whelan (Jacob Tonson)

Speaking the Speech
by Giles Block (Nick Hern Books)

Stage Blood
by Michael Blakemore (Faber & Faber)

Wooden Os: Shakspeare’s Theatres and England’s Trees
by Vin Nardizzi (University of Toronto Press)

The winner of the Theatre Book Prize will be announced and the prize presented by Maureen Lipman CBE on Friday 9th May at a reception at the Val Parnell Suite at the London Palladium, when the judges will speak about the books.

With titles from two specialist theatre-publishers, a main-line publisher with a drama list, an overseas academic publisher, and a small independent press, and from historical overviews to personal memoir, technique of performance and esoteric study, the short list conveniently demonstrates the range of books submitted for the prize. A full list of titles submitted, with links giving information about all the books, can be found here.

Press contact and to request invitations to the prize presentation on Friday 9 May at 2.30pm: Howard Loxton theatrebookprize@btinternet.com

More information about the bookrpize can be found here

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