Edward Gordon Craig Lecture 2015: Framing the Unknown

Monday, 18 May 2015 from 7-9.30pm Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY | map This year’s Gordon Craig Lecture, in association with the Royal Central … Continue reading


Obituary: Terence Rees

It is with great personal sadness that I sit down to pen these lines about my dear old friend Terence Rees who passed away on 15th September 2014 at the age … Continue reading


Obituary: Katharine Worth

Katharine Worth, who died on 28 January 2015, was a key member of the editorial team of Theatre Notebook from 1987 to 1997, ten years during which editors and contributors alike … Continue reading


Kingston Shakespeare Seminar – Call for Papers

Jan Kott Our Contemporary: Contexts, Legacies, New Perspectives An international one-day conference Thursday 19 February 2015, Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. On the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and half a century to … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Annual Address: Cleopatra’s Sisters

Tuesday 19 May at 8.15pm (following the AGM), at the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Dame Janet Suzman The Annual Address will deal with the ever-veiled participation … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Beckett Goes Nude: Breath, Oh! Calcutta! & the Sexual Revolution

Thursday 16 April 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Graham Saunders Most theatre audiences first introduction to Samuel Beckett’s drama in the early 1970s come … Continue reading


STR Lecture – The Gladiator, the Indian, the Dutchman and Shakespeare:  Three American Actors in Nineteenth-Century England

Wednesday 11 March 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE Presented by Dr Arthur Bloom The New York Mirror of December 4, 1880 … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Eventful Evidence

Wednesday 11 February 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor Heike Roms Reconstructing and re-enacting, exhibiting and curating, mapping and walking – increasingly theatre and performance … Continue reading


STR Lecture – Ellen Terry: Highlights from the Wardrobe of the ‘Lady of the Lyceum’

Thursday 15 January 2015 at 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE. Presented by Veronica Isaac This talk will explore the ways in which the … Continue reading


A New Poetics of Chekhov’s Plays: presence through absence

Book-launch: Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA, on Tuesday, October 14, at 7pm. Following the paperback release last month of Professor Harai Golomb’s anyone interested in the study, teaching, … Continue reading


Book Prize Judges Announced!

The Society for Theatre Research has announced the judges for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2014. They are: Christopher Morahan CBE Theatre, film and television director with an … Continue reading


New Address

From 30th September 2014, the postal address for MEMBERSHIP matters and the TREASURER has changed to: PO Box 5000 Eckington SHEFFIELD S20 9EW United Kingdom The address for the STR secretaries … Continue reading