Drama and Theatre Studies
Dr. Roger Apfelbaum
Shakespeare in contemporary performance
Shakespeare in Performance as pedagogy.
Dr. Alissa Clarke
Contemporary body-based performance practice
Psychophysical performance and performer training
The performer’s body
Feminist and gender theory and performance practice
Actor training, performative personae, female stars and classical Hollywood cinema
Documentation of performance.
Dr. Tracy Cruickshank
Stylistics and drama; space, place and performance.
Dr. Roger Clegg
Popular theatre and performance
Early modern english performance;
Carnival and Subversive Performance; Political Theatre; Twentieth Century European drama.
Dr. Simon Featherstone
Englishness; national identities; popular cultures; music hall; minstrelsy; popular theatre; folk-song; war poetry; cricket; storytelling.
Intimacy and transgression, viscerality, corporeality, sexuality in performance. Uncertainty of the live moment
Audience/performer relationship in themaking/performing of performance
Hybridity, the ’alien’/ ‘other’.
Live Art and Contemporary Theatre.
Dr. Jozefina Komporaly
Translation and adaptation for the stage;
Dramaturgy; 19th, 20th century and contemporary British and European theatre; Trans-national and trans-cultural theatre and performance
Directors’ theatre and trends in contemporary performance practice
Women’s writing; maternal representation in culture; archives and cultural memory.
Dr. Elinor Parsons
Renaissance drama in performance; musical and danced adaptations of Shakespeare.
Intermediality and performance; media, performance and pedagogy.