DEATH OF PROFESSOR MICHAEL BOOTH (1931-2017)
The School is sorry to announce the death of Michael Booth, who served for ten years from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s as the first Professor of Theatre Studies at Warwick. Michael was a leading scholar on nineteenth-century British theatre, many of whose publications are still essential reading for academics and students working in the area today. His many books included English Melodrama, Hiss the Villain, English Plays of the Nineteenth Century (5 volumes), Victorian Spectacular Theatre, Victorian Theatrical Trades and Theatre in the Victorian Age. He also co-edited an anthology of essays on Edwardian theatre. He is remembered at Warwick for his collegiality, his early consolidation of Theatre Studies within the university and his strong support of Warwick Arts Centre. He was also extremely supportive of and generous to fellow researchers and early career scholars working on nineteenth-century theatre studies.
Warwick alumnus Tom Fowler has a play at the prestigious Royal Court theatre
Warwick alumnus Tom Fowler has a play, entitled Katzemusik,at the prestigious Royal Court theatre. He is also a member of the Youth Board creative team there.
Find out more about the project here: https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/katzenmusik/
Prof. Nadine Holdsworth features in podcast on Theatre and Brexit
Prof. Nadine Holdsworth took part in a podcast on Theatre and Brexit, with Chris Megson and Dan Rebellato.
Listen to the podcast here: http://www.danrebellato.co.uk/stage-directions/2017/7/16/stage-directions-july-2017
Prof Jim Davis wins the TaPRA David Bradby Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance
The Department is delighted to announce that Prof. Jim Davis has won The David Bradby TaPRA Award for Research in International Theatre and Performance 2017 for Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
From TaPRA: 'The judges felt that the book moved adroitly across concept, example (actor), and exemplification (illustration) to account for the reciprocity of interest, nomenclature, and patronage between Georgian-era performers and painters. Without a shred of pedantry readers are coached in the criteria by which to understand what it means for a painter to capture something “inherently theatrical” about a specific character yet also incorporate the accumulation of a performer’s reputation and the epitome of their unique technique.'
Find out more about the awards and the other winners here: http://tapra.org/awards/david-bradby/