LECTURE: Contemporary Black British Playwrights: Margins to Mainstream

Wednesday 9th November 2016, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Dr. Lynette Goddard The first decade of the twenty-first century has been described as witnessing a ‘cultural … Continue reading


LECTURE: Visualising the Low Comedian

Wednesday 12th October 2016, 7:30pm: Swedenborg Hall, London WC1A 2TH | map Presented by Jim Davis In Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England Jim Davis investigated the ways … Continue reading


RAPPT Conference 2016

9-10 July 2016 University College Cork RAPPT is pleased to announce that registration has now opened for ‘Community as Beneficiary: The Role of Amateur Performance’: the second biannual conference of RAPPT: … Continue reading


New Scholars Essay Prize Competition 2016

Following the success of the first three New Scholars Prize competitions, the Society for Theatre Research invites submissions for the 2016 competition. The competition is open to postgraduate students, academics with … Continue reading


2016 Edward Gordon Craig Lecture:
Memory is a minefield

6th June 2016, 6pm, The Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Level Six, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS In association with the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and King’s College … Continue reading


Censorship book wins Theatre Book Prize for 2015

Last year’s best book about British theatre, according to the judges of this year’s STR Theatre Book Prize, was a fascinating study based on the files from the Lord Chamberlain’s Office … Continue reading


Judges Announce STR Theatre Book Prize Short List

The judges have announced their short list for the award of the STR Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2015. They have chosen (listed alphabetically by title): 1606 William Shakespeare … Continue reading


Research Awards: Paul Iles Bequest

Related articles: Research Awards In addition to the Research Awards, which are wholly and exclusively for research into aspects of the British Theatre, the Society has received a substantial bequest from … Continue reading


Treasurer & Membership Secretary

The posts of Treasurer and Membership Secretary have been taken up by STR member Dr Kirsty Sedgman. Kirsty has a PhD from Aberystwyth – her research focus was theatre audiences in … Continue reading


2016 STR Research Awards

Related articles: Paul Iles Bequest The application date for the Research Awards 2016 has now passed. The next opportunity to apply will be at the end of this year, for the … Continue reading


Judges announced for STR Theatre Book Prize

The Society is pleased to announce the judging panel for the Theatre Book Prize to be awarded for books published in 2015. They are: Sam Walters, theatre director, founder and until … Continue reading


Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge

Bandits! or, The Collapsing Bridge, the STR members’ subscription publication for 2015, centres on the earliest extant motion picture filmed in a British theatre. Brief but amazingly eventful, it records the … Continue reading