The Antony Denning Award of the Society for Theatre Research: to SARA SA PESSOA, for a practice-led community centred project on the history of the Theatre Royal in Margate, which includes oral history, archive-based research, and performance.
The Kathleen Barker Award of the Society for Theatre Research: to SUSAN VALLADARES, for doctoral research into 'Representations of Spain on the British Stage, 1799-1820', including a visit to the Bristol Theatre Collection to consult Kathleen Barker's papers.
The Stephen Joseph Award of the Society for Theatre Research: to PAUL ELSAM, for doctoral research into the work of Stephen Joseph, including original interviews with people who knew or worked with Joseph.
Dr SUSAN CROFT for a further set of interviews in connection with the Unfinished Histories oral history of the alternative theatre project.
DAVID HUNTER, a USA based independent scholar and librarian, for travel in connection with a long-standing investigation of the reception in Britain of Handel's operatic work between 1710-59
Dr SARAH KNIGHT for help with the publication costs of an important collection of essays on 'The Intellectual and Cultural Worlds of the Early Modern Inns of Court'.
Professor GRAHAM LEY for publication subventions for two volumes by UEP on British South Asian theatre: 'British South Asian Theatres: a documented history', and 'Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre'.
ALISSA MELLO, a director and performer researching contemporary European Adult Puppet Theatre, especially the UK puppet company Green Ginger Theatre.
Dr STEVE NICHOLSON for a publisher subvention for the final two volumes of his history of the censorship of British drama, covering the years 1900-1968.
Dr ZAK OZMO, for reconstructing and recording music from British ballad operas; the outcome would include a CD of the music.
Dr LOUISE PEACOCK, for a publication subvention for a book, 'Serious Play, modern clown performance', to be published by Intellect.
FRANCIS REID, a retired theatre lighting designer and lecturer, for research into Craig archive materials at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
Professor DOMINIC SHELLARD, towards the completion of the British Library Theatre Archive Project.
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1st June 2009
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