TaPRA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Research Prizes:
DAVID BRADBY AWARD
Kate Dorney & Frances Gray won the David Bradby Award for the book and app project: Played in Britain: Modern British Theatre in 100 Plays.
This is an impressive research resource that enables scholars and students engage with the history, context, reception and commentary surrounding key play texts/performances through the latter half of the twentieth century.
Judges were impressed by the quality of the work, the ease with which each play is presented ‘in the round’ in terms of a broad context, and the use of interview materials with designers, performers, etc. As a form of research it’s both exemplary and innovative and offers a sense of how museums and archives can use new technologies to support historiographical research in new ways. The app in particular really opens out the potential for the development of these kinds of research resources in the future.
EARLY CAREER PRIZE
Dominic Johnson won the Early Career Research Award for an impressive and extensive body of work in Live Art.
Judges were unanimously impressed by the quality, scope and currency of the substantial body of research produced by this scholar who already has a fast-growing international research profile.