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The London Theatre Seminar is an inter-collegiate seminar hosted by the Institute of English Studies and attracts participants from all theatre departments in London.  The seminar is a public forum for the development of theatre and performance scholarship and its inter-collegiate and collaborative aspects are central to the productively speculative nature of its enquiry.

Schedule for Spring/Summer 2017:

  • 12 January 2017: Researching Amateur Theatre, with Helen Nicolson (RHUL), Nadine Holdsworth (Warwick) and Jane Milling (Exeter)
  • 2 February 2017: Ayumi Fujioka (Sugiyama University, Japan and Visiting Scholar, SOAS), ‘Early 20th Century Transcultural Popular Entertainment in the British and Japanese Theatre: From Edwardian Musical Comedy to Teigeki Actress Plays’ & Jim Davis (University of Warwick), ‘Some Aspects of Anglo-Australian Cultural Exchange 1880-1960’ NB: This talk is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) London.
  • 9 March 2017: Dariusz Kosiński (Jagiellonian University), ‘Profanations: Jerzy Grotowski versus Polish national drama’
  • 27 April 2017: Panel on Contemporary Political Theatre, in collaboration with European Theatre Research Network with Bryce Lease (RHUL), Peter Boenisch (University of Kent), Günter Heeg (University of Leipzig), Clare Finburgh (University of Kent) and Helen Gush (Victoria & Albert Museum)
  • 11 May 2017: Postgraduate Panel with Jessica Worden (Brunel University London and Yaron Shyldkrot (University of Surrey)

Seminars take place in the University of London Senate House.  They begin at 6.30pm and close at 8.30pm, and then often reconvene in a local pub.  All are welcome, and there is no need to book.

Click here for a map to the Senate House, or contact the seminar conveners.