Category Archives: Research

Portable Theatre

I’ve recently been working in the V&A Archives to complete a critical history of Portable Theatre – the short-lived, controversial and influential theatre company founded by David Hare and Tony Bicât in 1968. My research on the company has now been published … Continue reading

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‘The Actuality of the Theologico-Political’: Conference Report

Not, perhaps, the catchiest title but ‘The Actuality of the Theologico-Political’ conference in London (23-24 May), organised by Birkbeck Institute of Humanities, was a good opportunity to prise open the ‘theological turn’ in critical theory and survey its inflections across literature, law, philosophy, psychoanalysis … Continue reading

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Pinter’s Memory Plays

A month or two ago, Mark Taylor-Batty (Leeds University) published his new book The Theatre of Harold Pinter. It’s a terrific piece of work that examines the full range of Pinter’s playwriting and does justice to his implacable imagination: chapters … Continue reading

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Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution

Over the past few months I’ve been involved in a funded project called ‘Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution’. It’s a research study looking at how theatre audiences value the experience of attending performances. The focus is on the self-reported description … Continue reading

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