The Society for Theatre Research

2016-17 Lecture Programme

This series of evening lectures, given by invited speakers, is held monthly in London during the winter. The lectures are open to everyone, and each is followed by discussion and refreshments. Included in the programme is a special Annual Address, usually in May following the Society's AGM, and the Christmas lecture, named in honour of the late Margaret Collins, whose substantial bequest to the Society, for the purpose of funding the lecture series, continues to make these evenings possible.

Lectures are held either at the Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury (map), or at the Swedenborg Hall, Holborn (map). All lectures are free and open to the public.

Can't get to London for these lectures?
These events will be available to watch on Livestream.

A Life on Stage: A talk by Dame Siân Phillips*
16th May 2017, public entry at 8.15pm (following the AGM at 7pm): Art Worker's Guild, London WC1N 3AT | map

Presented by Dame Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips is an award winning actress respected and loved by professional colleagues and audiences alike. Her roles have ranged from Shakespeare, Shaw and Oscar Wilde to Tennessee Williams and the musicals of Sondheim and Rodgers and Hart, from her Empress Livia on television, lodged in the memory of all who have seen it, to stunning success as Marlene Dietrich on Broadway. (*professional engagements permitting.) ... [read more...]