menu

School of English and Drama

Drama menu

Cultural Histories of Performance

Our research explores the cultural and material conditions of performance across history and cultures.

It includes work on:

  • Performance, cities and public space ( Davids, Harvie, Heritage, McKinnie, Weaver)
  • Early modern drama in performance and film ( Escolme, Silverstone)
  • Nineteenth century science and theatricality ( Watt Smith)
  • Histories of visual culture ( , Johnson)
  • The senses, emotion, trauma and performance ( , Ridout, , , Welton)
  • Social justice ( , McAvinchey, )
  • Performance forms ( , , , , )
  • Cultures of theatre-, performance- and film-making ( , )
  • Performance and memory ( , )
  • Theatre, performance and political economies ( , , )
  • Audiences ( , ) 
  • Performance and nation (see our page on Transnational Performance research)
Return to top