Alexandra Appleton


Alexandra is an independent researcher based in the Essex/Herts border. She moved down south from Liverpool in 2014 and completed her PhD (‘In Search of an Identity: The Changing Fortunes of Liverpool’s Theatre Royal, 1772-1855’) at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015.

Alexandra won the 2010 STR New Scholar Essay Prize, featured in the Theatre Notebook 65(1) 2011 (published under her maiden name Alexandra Foy)

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Research Interests

Eighteenth-century theatre

Nineteenth-century theatre

Provincial theatre