The Other Place PhD Scholarship awarded
Congratulations to Elinor Davies who has been awarded the RSC/UoB The Other Place PhD Scholarship.
Her proposed title is ‘What are the Royal Shakespeare Company’s intentions in developing new work, and how does their collaboration with the University of Birmingham contribute to their aims for radical innovation?' and will be jointly supervised between members of the University of Birmingham and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Her project will explore the intentions behind the collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and the University in developing new work. The project aims to consider the objectives for creating radical work that provoke new theatre makers, considering what it means to be ‘radical’ in terms of developing new work today. She aims to highlight the relationship between research and artistic practice in order to develop new work, and wants to demonstrate how the reciprocity of this relationship between academia and contemporary practice is mutually beneficial to creative staff at the RSC and to students and academics at the University.
Elinor will make a creative contribution to the collaboration in terms of developing and advancing its intellectual agenda and bringing it to wider attention in diverse academic and artistic communities. She will benefit from close involvement in the cross-institutional research culture involving the RSC, the University of Birmingham and its Shakespeare Institute and will play a significant role in the major collaboration conference planned for 2018.