16 August 2021 / Occasional Essays

Occasional Essays – a new STR venture

image: Stephen Joseph directs the cast of The Bacchae at Manchester, 1962 [credit The University of Manchester]


The STR website is proud to present the first in a new series of occasional essays  that will provide an outlet for material that deserves widespread scholarly distribution but is tied to a particular event or date.

We inaugurate this series with a timely essay by Barbara Day on the occasion of Stephen Joseph’s centenary.

Stephen Joseph Centenary


Would you like to contribute to this series? If you want to celebrate an anniversary or explore material that is best suited to dissemination on the web, then please contact Trevor Griffiths at for further guidance. Please note that essays will be subject to double blind refereeing and will need to conform to the editorial guidelines of Theatre Notebook. Full details of these can be found on the Theatre Notebook page here.