2002 Theatre Book Prize

A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000

Christopher Morash (Cambridge University Press)



The event took place at the Theatre Museum on 4th April 2003.

The shortlist was:

Jane Austen and the Theatre by Paula Byrne (Hambledon & London)
Travelling Players in Shakespeare’s England by Siobhan Keenan  (Palgrave Macmillan)
Naked Thoughts That Roam About by John McGrath (Nick Hern Books)
A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000 by Christopher Morash (Cambridge University Press)
Not Shakespeare by Richard W. Schoch (Cambridge University Press)

The judges were:

Professor Stanley Wells Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Vice Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. General editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series and author of many other books and articles on Shakespeare and other theatrical subjects.

Michael Coveney Drama Critic of the Daily Mail, who has also written books on Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, Maggie Smith, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mike Leigh.

Jonathan Croall Author of a biography of John Gielgud, of titles in the Royal National Theatre’s Plays in Production series and editor and contributor to RNT magazines