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


Performance: The Vikings at Helgeland

28th October – 22nd November, Drayton Arms Theatre, London At the close of the first millennium, on the fringes of the Arctic Circle, an old lie has slept for years. When … Continue reading


Tribute: Donald Sinden

At the beginning of the committee meeting on 18 September chairman Michael Gaunt invited Richard Foulkes to say a few words about Donald Sinden who had died the previous week. Richard … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “Toole among the Americans: New World, New Wonderland”

Wednesday 15th October 2014, London THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE Presented by DR MICHAEL READ What happened when England’s funniest man went to America?  It was 1874, and relations between … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “Joan Littlewood: Her Vision and Legacies”

Thursday 13th November 2014 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, London | map Discussion panel with PHILIP HEDLEY, DEREK PAGET & SARAH-JANE RAWLINGS, chaired by PROFESSOR NADINE HOLDSWORTH In her centenary … Continue reading


STR Lecture: “George Speaight And The Juvenile Drama: A Centenary Celebration”

Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 7.30pm at the Art Workers Guild, London | map Maggie Collins Lecture Presented by HORATIO BLOOD and FRIENDS George Speaight (1914-2005) was a founding member of … Continue reading


Call for Papers: Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843

Call for Papers: Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843 Downing College, University of Cambridge July 29-31, 2016 Convenors: Michael Burden, Michael Gaunt, Marcus Risdell, Vanessa L. Rogers, Barry … Continue reading


Poel Event 2014 – Report

The Poel Event 2014 was held on the 5th and 14th February. Following feedback in 2012 from participating actors it was agreed that this year’s Poel Event should take place over … Continue reading


Annual Address 2014 – report

The Society for Theatre Research’s Annual Address Presented on 20 May 2014, by Professor Richard Foulkes Indoors and No Heavy Lifting: 50 Years of Theatre Research I am not at all … Continue reading


Research Awards 2014

The following awards, totaling £4327 (including £300 from the Gordon Craig Fund) were announced at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in May 2014: NAMED RESEARCH AWARDS The Anthony Denning Award of … Continue reading