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


London Theatres & Playhouses

30 Jun 2012, 9am – 1.30pm As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Alan McKenzie, of Ian Simpson Architects, is offering architectural tours of the following theatres: Wyndham’s, Noel Coward, … Continue reading


Samuel Beckett’s OLD EARTH

As part of the Spitalfields Music Festival for four performances only 15th & 16th June 2012 Village Underground, a Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch, OLD EARTH features four monologues from Beckett’s FIZZLES … 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


Sound and Performance

The 11th annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft (German Society for Theatre Studies), 4th – 7th October 2012, University of Bayreuth The department MUSIKTHEATER at the University of Bayreuth (Prof. … 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


Delivering Sustainable Theatres

The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line 12th June 2012 Stratford Circus, London Conference Chair: Samira Ahmed Keynote Speakers: Griff Rhys Jones, Chairman, Civic Voice; Baroness Hanham CBE, Parliamentary Under … 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


John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star

Why was John Gielgud considered the greatest classical actor of the twentieth century? What was the true nature of his difficult relationship with his great rival Laurence Olivier? How as a … Continue reading


Conference: Subsidy, Patronage & Sponsorship

Subsidy, Patronage & Sponsorship: Theatre and Performance Culture in Uncertain Times 19-21 July, 2012 V&A’s Sackler Centre, London This three-day, international conference is organized by the University of Reading and the … Continue reading