The Society for Theatre Research and the judges are pleased to announce the following short list for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2008, in alphabetical order (links are to Amazon UK):
The winner of the Theatre Book Prize will be announced by Steven Berkoff, at 11.30 am on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, at a reception in the Grand Saloon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Members of the Society wishing to attend should contact email@example.com.
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Professor Katherine Newey is Director of Post Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre at the University of Birmingham and the author and editor of books and articles, especially on nineteenth-century theatre.
Omar Okai is a choreographer and director of plays, working across musicals, revue and pantomimes as well as dramatic theatre.
Ian Shuttleworth is the lead theatre critic of the Financial Times and editor of Theatre Record
The panel is chaired by Howard Loxton for the Society for Theatre Research, who votes only if there is a tie.
ABOUT THE THEATRE BOOK PRIZE
The Theatre Book Prize was first awarded for 1997 to celebrate the Jubilee of the Society for Theatre Research. It was created to encourage the writing and publication of books on theatre history and practice, both those which present the theatre of the past and those which record contemporary theatre for the future. It is now presented annually for a book on theatre which an independent panel of judges considers to be the best published during the year. All new works of original research first published in English are eligible except for play texts and studies of drama as literature.
STR thanks The Really Useful Theatres Group, Cameron Mackintosh Ltd and Dewynters plc for their support of this year's event.
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30th March 2008