6 April 2017 / Books

STR Theatre Book Prize Short List

The judges have announced their short list for this year’s Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2016. They range from a record of the strange goings on in National Theatre Rehearsals and records of the work of two other long established companies to books on 400 years of Shakespeare productions, celebrity actresses and theatre riots. The full list (in alphabetical order) is:

Juggling Trajectories: Gandini Juggling MXMXCI – MMXV
by Thom?s J M Wilson (Gandini Press)

London’s West End Actresses and the Origins of Celebrity Charity, 1880-1920
by Catherine Hindson (University of Iowa Press)

Nobody Knows but Everyone Remembers
by Mark Long (People Show)

Shakespeare in Ten Acts
by Gordon McMullan & Zoe Wilcox
(British Library Publications)

Stage Managing Chaos: A Diary of the Old Vic Production of Fernando Arrabal’s The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria
by Jackie Harvey and Tim Kelleher (McFarland)

Theatrical Unrest: Ten Riots in the History of the Stage
by Sean McEvoy (Routledge)

The winner will be announced at a reception at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 11.30 am (doors open 11.00). STR members, theatre professionals, writers, publishers, booksellers and theatregoers are cordially invited but space is limited for an invitation please e-mail