The department specialises in practice-led research, as well as critical and creative collaborations with theatre-makers and artists.
Through engaging in practical research methodologies and creative collaborations, work in the department explores professional theatrical, performance and artistic practice. In particular, there are research specialisms around work with actors, directors and writers, as well as companies and artists working with devised or experimental performance practices.
List of Academic Staff
I joined the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts in September 2015, after having taught at the University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and Aberystwyth University. My main research interest is contemporary British theatre and its relationship to political and ethical theory.
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I am a Teaching Fellow in Drama and Theatre Arts, joining the department in September 2014. I completed my PhD at the University of Bristol in 2014 with a project exploring food, sensuality and performance.
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Emeritus Professor of Drama
My work focuses on the relationships between text and performance - particularly but not exclusively of Shakespeare’s plays - in their social and intellectual context and in a wide range of media. I am currently engaged in studies of the representation of the theatre in the other arts.
My research is informed by (and informs) my work in professional theatre and film.
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Following a period of freelance work as a director and tutor in and around London, I was appointed as the first Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2001. I moved to the University of Hull in January 2005 and to the University of Birmingham in 2011.
My theatre practice and research centres on directing, performance practice and the creation of ...
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I have had a long freelance career in music and drama and am still an active performer in both fields. My specialist academic areas are nineteenth-century theatre, popular theatre studies, technology and performance and any area of music and drama.
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