The Theatre History and Historiography group is dedicated to the exploration and investigation of theatre history using the methodologies and approaches developed in recent years by the New Theatre Historiography movement. The purpose of this group is to discuss work in progress, closely analysing the ways in which evidence, documentation, interpretation, theory and speculation contribute to Theatre History today and open up new and provocative questions about the way we explore the theatrical past on both macro- and micro-levels. The group welcomes new and experienced scholars with an interest in these concerns and follows a procedure in which papers are circulated in advance of the TaPRA Conference to group members, are summarised verbally by contributors at panel sessions and are then thrown open for discussion. Our focus is not so much on the presentation of finished work as on the discussion and enablement of work that is still in process.
Group members can use the private TaPRA members’ section to contribute to this group, ensure that you sign up for the Theatre History and Historiography Working Group.