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Drama and Theatre News

The Drama Department has a strong presence in the wider academic and theatre community and here is where you can keep in touch with our latest activities:

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Friday 21st August 2015

Professor's new orangutan book shortlisted for NSW history award

Professor's new orangutan book shortlisted for NSW history award
Description
A new book by Professor Helen Gilbert has been shortlisted at this year's New South Wales Premier's History Awards.
Date:
21/08/2015

Alumni comedy duo Max & Ivan smack down at EdFringe

Alumni comedy duo Max & Ivan smack down at EdFringe
Description
Twenty standups and wrestlers clamber into the ring and smack down in Max and Ivan's spectacular sporting-panto free-for-all
Date:
21/08/2015
Tuesday 18th August 2015

Career Development Awards and College Prize Winners from Drama Dept

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We're pleased to be able to announce the winners of this year's Career Development Awards and College Prizes.
Date:
18/08/2015
Thursday 16th July 2015

Essay on Indigeneity and Performance in the Modern Olympics wins excellence award

Essay on Indigeneity and Performance in the Modern Olympics wins excellence award
Description
Professor Helen Gilbert recently won the 2015 Marlis Thiersch Prize, awarded by the Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Association, for her essay, 'Let the Games Begin': Pageants, Protests, Indigeneity (1968–2010).
Date:
16/07/2015
Tuesday 21st April 2015

Alumna is BBC PAF's one to watch in 2015

Alumna is BBC PAF's one to watch in 2015
Description
Theatre producer and alumna Amy Fisher talks of her "whirlwind" climb to fame as one of the North West theatre scene's rising stars since graduating in 2011.
Date:
21/04/2015
Tuesday 31st March 2015

Eight Drama PG students win travel awards

Eight Drama PG students win travel awards
Description
During 2013/14, eight Drama Postgraduate Students won a Travel Prize: Emma Miles, Sara Reimers, Emilia Robinson, Scott Dare, Ben Findley, Anthia Savvaki, Maysa Utairat and David Bullen. You can read about their experiences here.
Date:
31/03/2015
Thursday 19th March 2015

Royal Holloway wins inaugural Battle of Bollywood

Royal Holloway wins inaugural Battle of Bollywood
Description
On 8th March 2015, Raheem Mir, studying here on our MA Contemporary Performance Practices course, led eighteen members of Royal Holloway's numerous dance societies to victory at the inaugural Battle of Bollywood - a new national Bollywood competition - at London's Indigo O2.
Date:
19/03/2015
Thursday 12th March 2015

London Anglo-Saxon Symposium

London Anglo-Saxon Symposium
Description
Seventeen Third-Year English/Drama joint honours students performed in three short physical theatre pieces at the London Anglo-Saxon Symposium yesterday afternoon.
Date:
12/03/2015
Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Katharine Worth: 1922-2015

Katharine Worth: 1922-2015
Description
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Katharine Worth, founder of the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway.Katharine, an alumna of Bedford College, set up a joint degree in English and Drama at Royal Holloway in 1978, and launched the single honours degree and, with it, the Department of Drama and Theatre a couple of years later. Katharine was a remarkable and historic figure in the discipline of Drama and Theatre; she pioneered the integrated practical and theoretical study of theatre that is still reflected in the curriculum today.
Date:
03/02/2015
Thursday 18th December 2014

Department of Drama & Theatre ranked 4th in the UK for research quality

Department of Drama & Theatre ranked 4th in the UK for research quality
Description
Today's REF results rank us the 4th best Drama department in the country for 4* and 3* research.
Date:
18/12/2014
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