TaPRA 2020, 2 – 4 September, Liverpool Hope University, Theatre History and Historiography Working Group CfP: Working with the past, operating in the present, looking to the future

Deadline: April 17, 2020
‘To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history.’ (Cicero) In his 2004 article Thomas Postlewait ruminated on a ‘Disciplinary Mandate’ for theatre historians and considered the ways in which the field might develop in years to come, asking ‘How, then, will our discipline define itself tomorrow?’ Since the early years of this...

TaPRA 2019, Exeter, History & Historiography WG CfP: ‘Industry Professionals/Professional Industry: European Legacies and Connections.’

Deadline: April 16, 2019
  TAPRA, University of Exeter, 4-6 September, 2019   History and Historiography Working Group   Industry Professionals/Professional Industry: European Legacies and Connections.   “I think there is a movement – and certainly Brexit was an expression of it – to deny our inter-dependence internationally, to deny our colonial history and the relationships and responsibility we have as a result, that is inevitably going to lead us to a bad...

Industry Professionals/Professional Industry

Deadline: April 13, 2017
In the introduction to Performing Environments: Site-Specificity in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama, Susan Bennett and Mary Polito begin by calling for a more expansive history of seventeenth century drama, theatre and performance. They acknowledge why urban, usually London sites and performances have so often been the priority for theatre historians, as permanent playing spaces in the capital resulted in a tangible archive comprising ‘extant playtexts; information about theatre...

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