The David Bradby Award celebrates outstanding research (including practice-based/applied research) in any area of the discipline. The prize is awarded for research that has had an appropriate form of circulation/dissemination must have been published or launched within 24 months of the nomination date. Research which has already secured funding (in any shape or form) is eligible as long as it is within the 24 month limit.
for Comic Acting and Portraiture in Late-Georgian and Regency England (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
The judges felt that the book moved adroitly across concept, example (actor), and exemplification (illustration) to account for the reciprocity of interest, nomenclature, and patronage between Georgian-era performers and painters. Without a shred of pedantry readers are coached in the criteria by which to understand what it means for a painter to capture something “inherently theatrical” about a specific character yet also incorporate the accumulation of a performer’s reputation and the epitome of their unique technique.
for Contemporary Black British Playwrights (Palgrave, 2015)
for Dramaturgy and Architecture: Theatre, Utopia and the Built Environment (Palgrave, 2015)
The Prize consists of a free conference place (membership fee, conference dinner and accommodation excluded) and a cheque for £200.
For her work and leadership on the project Challenging Concepts of Liquid Place.
The judges felt that from inside, from outside, this project shows change towards place in action and declares its ambition for further work. It is the work of considered scholarship and practice: far reaching, versatile, inclusive and impactful both for the communities with which it worked and for the academic sector which TaPRA represents.
A History of the Berliner Ensemble (Cambridge University Press)
Queer Performance and Contemporary Ireland: Dissent and Disorientation (Palgrave)
Directing scenes and senses: the thinking of Regie (Manchester University Press)
Acts of Desire: Women, and Sex on Stage 1800-1930.(Oxford University Press)
Ancient Greek and Contemporary Performance: Collected Essays. (University of Exeter Press)
Immersive Theatres. Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance. (Palgrave)
Echo’s Voice : The Theatres of Sarraute, Duras, Cixous and Renaude. (Legenda Books)
Passionate Amateurs: Theatre, Communism and Love. (Michigan University Press)
for the iPad app and book: Played in Britain: Modern British Theatre in 100 Plays
For the ‘Imagining Autism project’
Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances (Palgrave)
Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism (Palgrave)
for her book, The Making of the West End Stage: Marriage, Management and the Mapping of Gender in London
Twentieth Century British Theatre: Art, Industry and Empire (Cambridge University Press)
Britain’s Had Talent: A History of Variety Theatre (Palgrave)
Contemporary Mise en Scene: Staging Theatre Today (Routledge)
Only current TaPRA members can submit nominations for our awards or elections. Each nomination requires a seconder, who must also be a current member.
To be considered for membership of REF2021 sub-panel 33, the forms and guidance documentation are now available. Deadline 30 November 2017.