20 May 2014 / Events
Indoors and No Heavy Lifting: 50 Years of Theatre Research
Presented by Professor Richard Foulkes
Outgoing chairman Richard Foulkes reflects on his experiences as a theatre historian: the great collections (and some of their curators), sources of funding, the vagaries of publication, career prospects, distinguished colleagues, doctoral supervisions, technological changes (from card index to the internet) and the contribution of the Society for Theatre Research.
Richard Foulkes is Emeritus Professor of Theatre History, University of Leicester. His publications include The Shakespeare Tercentenary of 1864, The Calverts Actors of Some Importance and (ed) Scenes from Provincial Stages Essays in Honour of Kathleen Barker – all published by the Society for Theatre Research; and Church and stage in Victorian England, Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire and Lewis Carroll and the Victorian Stage Theatricals in a Quiet Life. He first contributed to Theatre Notebook in 1968/9 and most recently in 2011.