LECTURE – November 2015
Seventy Years of Theatre History Research, 1945 – 2015

Wednesday 11 November 2015 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall Discussion by PROFESSOR TREVOR R. GRIFFITHS, PROFESSOR GABRIEL EGAN, DR SARAH McCLEAVE, PROFESSOR CLAIRE COCHRANE & DR MARION O’CONNOR To celebrate … Continue reading


LECTURE – December 2015
Camp as Christmas? Cross-Dressed Capers in Pantoland

The Maggie Collins Christmas Lecture Monday 7 December 2015 at 7.30pm at the Art Workers’ Guild | map Presented by SIMON SLADEN In December 2013, the National Database of Pantomime Performance … Continue reading


LECTURE – January 2016
Screening Sarah Bernhardt: Reinterpreting Acting on Silent Film

Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map Presented by DR VICTORIA DUCKETT Sarah Bernhardt, the great nineteenth-century theatrical actress, was also the first major international film … Continue reading


LECTURE – February 2016
Excavating Enthoven: the Life and Times of a Theatre Collector

Thursday 11 February 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall Presented by DR KATE DORNEY In 1924, Gabrielle Enthoven, the self-styled ‘theatrical encyclopedia’, successfully persuaded the Victoria & Albert Museum to … Continue reading


LECTURE – October 2015
Fighting Talk – The Secrets Of Stage Combat Revealed

Tuesday 13 October 2015 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall | map Presented by TERRY KING Live theatre relies on the skill and creativity of the fight director to choreograph scenes … Continue reading


STR Lecture Series 2015/16

All lectures in this series are held in London, and are free and open to the public. Tuesday 13 October 2015 – Swedenborg Hall, London | map Wednesday 11 November 2015 … Continue reading


Report of the 2014 Theatre Book Prize Ceremony (May 2015)

The presentation of the STR Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2014 took place on Friday 22nd May 2015 in the Val Parnell Suite of the London Palladium, kindly made … Continue reading


2015 STR Research Awards

Awards totalling £4975 were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2015, which included £160 from the Craig Fund, and £200 from the President’s Fund. NAMED RESEARCH AWARDS The … Continue reading


Theatre Book Prize – Winner!

We have a winner! At midday today (22 May) our President Timothy West announced the winner of the STR Theatre Book Prize to a gathering of academics, actors, and other theatre … Continue reading


Wickham Lecture 2015: “Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal”

5.30pm, Wednesday 13th May The Wickham Theatre, Vandyck Building, Cantocks Close, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UP | map Free admission ‘Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal’ Presented by … Continue reading


Theatre Book Prize: Short List

The Society for Theatre Research is pleased to announce the short list for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2014. It is: The Oxford Handbook of Georgian Theatre edited … Continue reading


Theatre Book Prize Entries 2014

Books published in 2014 entered for the STR Theatre Book Prize Alphabetically arranged by author, this list of all eligible books entered for the prize provides links to the publisher’s* catalogue … Continue reading