• Society for Theatre Research – Theatre Book Prize

    This prize was established to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Society for Theatre Research (which was founded in 1948) and to encourage the writing and publication of books on all aspects of theatre history and practice, both those that present the theatre of the past and those that record contemporary theatre for the future.  First awarded for books published in 1997, it is presented annually for a new book on British or British related theatre which an independent panel of judges considers to be the best published during the year.

    This year’s judges are; Paul Miller, Sam Marlowe and Jeffery Richards.

    The judges have announced their shortlist for the prize for books published in 2017. Chosen from an entry of 60 titles submitted by publishers it is (alphabetically):

    Balancing Acts by Nicholas Hytner (Jonathan Cape)

    Black British Drama – A Transnational Story by Michael Pearce (Routledge)

    Child Actors on the London Stage, c 1600 by Julie Ackroyd (Sussex Academic Press)

    Costume in Performance by  (Bloomsbury)

    London Theatres by Michael Coveney and Peter Dazeley (Frances Lincoln)

    Shakespeare on Stage: Vol 2 – Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles by Julian Curry (Nick Hern Books)

    The winner will be announced on 21 June 2018 at a reception at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane at 11.30 am (doors open at 11 am) when the judges will speak about the year’s books and the presentations be made.



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