Wickham Lecture 2013

“Are we all met?” Shakespeare among the amateurs, then and now 17th October 2013, 5.30pm The Wickham Theatre, University of Bristol Presented by Professor Michael Dobson This year’s lecture will look … Continue reading


The Critics’ Circle Centenary Conference

100 Years of Criticism: Key Changes Friday 27 September 2013, 9.30am – 4.30pm Embassy Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage NW3 6HY (Opposite Hampstead Theatre, … Continue reading


STR Lecture Series 2013/14

A preliminary programme for the STR’s 2013/14 Winter Lecture Series has been published, including details of speakers and topics. This series of evening lectures, given by invited speakers, is held monthly … Continue reading


Unfinished Histories

This project records British Alternative Theatre, 1968-88 through interviews and the collecting of archive material. The interviews document the alternative theatre experiences of our Interviewees in the context of their background, … Continue reading


Musical Theatre Memorabilia – Stephen Sondheim

A treasure trove of musical theatre memorabilia from the work of one the most famous composers of recent times is to feature at Kingston University. Capturing highlights of the career of … Continue reading


World Stage Design

5-15th September 2013, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama A festival of international performance design from the world of theatre, opera and dance. This ten-day event will explore all aspects … Continue reading


LECTURE: Indoors and No Heavy Lifting: 50 Years of Theatre Research

Tuesday 20th May 2014, 8.15pm (after the AGM at 7.30pm) Art Workers’ Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Professor Richard Foulkes Chair: tba Outgoing chairman Richard Foulkes reflects on his … Continue reading


LECTURE: Macready & Forrest: A Fatal Controversy; Or, It Started with a Hiss

Thursday 10th April 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor Michael Gaunt Chair: Dr Michael Read William Charles Macready, was one of the great English nineteenth-century actors … Continue reading


LECTURE: Before Journeys End: Rediscovering First World War Theatre 1914-18

Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7.30pm, Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Dr Andrew Maunder Chair: Dr Janice Norwood The years 1914-18 saw over 1,000 plays, pageants and revues submitted … Continue reading


LECTURE: A Respectable Actor: Rehearsed reading

Thursday 13th February 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Professor David Roberts Chair: tba Thomas Betterton was Restoration London’s leading actor and theatre manager. He worked with … Continue reading


LECTURE: Affecting Theatre: Spectatorship and Participation

Wednesday 15th January 2014, 7.30pm Swedenborg Hall, Holborn, London | map Presented by Prof. Nicola Shaughnessy & Prof. Robert Shaughnessy Chair: tba There has recently been an upsurge of interest in … Continue reading


MAGGIE COLLINS LECTURE: Music in the Early 18th-Century London Fair Theatres

Tuesday 17th December, 7.30pm Art Workers’ Guild, Bloomsbury, London | map Presented by Dr Vanessa Rogers Chair: tba By the beginning of the 18th century the London fairs were a vital … Continue reading