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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:

Monday 2nd October 2017

AHRC and College Studentships

Description
The Department is pleased to offer a number of awards and studentships to applicants who are accepted for the MPhil/PhD degree to commence in 2018. Those intending to study for a PhD in the Department are able to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships and for College studentships through a single process.
Date:
02/10/2017
Wednesday 27th September 2017

Fantastic feminist finishes first in Finnish festival

Fantastic feminist finishes first in Finnish festival
Description
Huge congratulations to our very own practice-research PhD student Tania El Khoury, winner of the 2017 Anti-festival International Prize for Live Art, awarded this weekend at the ceremony in Kuopio, Finland.
Date:
27/09/2017
Thursday 6th July 2017

Nation, Nationhood and Theatre

Nation, Nationhood and Theatre
Description
The research of departmental staff in contemporary British theatre was well-represented at a recent international conference on Nation, Nationhood and Theatre organised by the German Society for Contemporary Drama and Theatre in English (CDE), held at the University of Reading (29 June-2 July).
Date:
06/07/2017
Friday 16th June 2017

Batty's backstage brilliance at Bristol with Bond villain

Batty's backstage brilliance at Bristol with Bond villain
Description
Alumna Amy Batty (Drama & Theatre Studies 2015) appears in The Stage talking about her experience on the Bristol Old Vic stage management MA, and working with Julian Glover (of Star Wars/James Bond/Indiana Jones/Harry Potter/Game of Thrones fame) on a new BOV production of Julius Caesar.
Date:
16/06/2017
Friday 5th May 2017

Kanye vs Shakespeare: Prof Liz Schafer debates MC Big Narstie

Kanye vs Shakespeare: Prof Liz Schafer debates MC Big Narstie
Description
´╗┐The Oxford Union is "the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford". Very few debates, however, have been as eclectic as yesterday's event, which featured our very own Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies Liz Schafer facing an opposition that included indie-grime rapper and MC Big Narstie.
Date:
05/05/2017
Thursday 20th April 2017

Alumni company rewrite Euripides' epic

Alumni company rewrite Euripides' epic
Description
Alumni theatre company By Jove, headed by artistic director and doctoral researcher David Bullen, presents "HERE SHE COMES" - an epic poem based on The Bacchae. Written and performed by SJ Brady with music by Vivienne Youel, both Drama Department alumnae.
Date:
20/04/2017

Dr David directs democracy at Dorfman

Dr David directs democracy at Dorfman
Description
Dr David Overend directs a new play by Rob Drummond for the National, which runs from 11 to 28 August at the Dorfman Theatre.
Date:
20/04/2017
Thursday 30th March 2017

Alumnus is new Director of Shoreditch Town Hall

Alumnus is new Director of Shoreditch Town Hall
Description
´╗┐James Pidgeon (BA English and Drama 2009) has gone from strength to strength in the last eight years, from SU President here at Royal Holloway to the Globe, Battersea Arts Centre, and the National. Recently, he's served as Programme Manager, Producer and Deputy Director at Shoreditch Town Hall, who have just appointed him as Director.
Date:
30/03/2017
Monday 27th March 2017

Culture Capital Exchange showcases Royal Holloway talent

Culture Capital Exchange showcases Royal Holloway talent
Description
Academics from Royal Holloway, University London, have been taking part in the Inside Out festival, hosted by Times Higher Education, curated and produced by the Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE).
Date:
27/03/2017
Wednesday 15th March 2017

Performing Arts among the very best in the world

Performing Arts among the very best in the world
Description
Royal Holloway is ranked 14th in the world and 6th in the UK for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
Date:
15/03/2017
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