School of Arts

Research students

Drama

  • Stephen Atkins, ‘The Embodied Action Cycle: An Integrative Training, Rehearsal and Creation System for Actors’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Paul Allain and Dr Angie Varakis.
  • Christopher Baldwin, ‘Citizen Centred Dramaturgy and Collective Trauma: The Flow Quartet and European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw 2016, Poland’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Paul Allain and Professor Nicola Shaughnessy.
  • Fiona Banks, ‘Audience Engagement: How and Why Do Audiences Engage with Shakespeare in Performance?’ PhD Supervisors: Dr Angie Varakis and Dr Helen Brooks
  • Daniel Bendelman, ‘How Might the Use of PaR Methodologies within Critical Autism Studies Offer New Strategies of Cripping, Deconstructing, and Recreating the Production of Autism Narrative through Popular Media?’ PhD Supervisors: Dr Shaun May and Dr Damian Milton.
  • Alicja Bral, ‘Selfless Language: Acting Coordination Method Leading to Act of Speech’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Paul Allain and Dr Margherita Laera.
  • Jonathan Fitchett, ‘Beyond Absurd: Beckett, Pinter and the Rediscovery of Language and Theatricality in Current and Future Writing for the British Stage’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Scott and Dr Shaun May.
  • Annette Foster, ‘Performance and Live Art (Women’s Experience of Autism and Neuroscience)’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Nicola Shaughnessy and Dr Melissa Trimingham.
  • Tory Gillespie, ‘Can Comedy be a Useful and Appropriate Tool in Portraying and Understanding Tragic and Upsetting Circumstances in Performance?’ PhD Supervisors: Dr Oliver Double and Dr Shaun May.
  • Isla Hall, ‘Categorising Body Language into Genders’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Nicola Shaughnessy and Dr Helen Brooks.
  • Jane Ingram, ‘’Woods of Worlds': Shakespeare's forests and the construction of meaning’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Helen Brooks and Dr Catherine Richardson.
  • Lars Harald Maagero, ‘Canonical Dramatic Texts in Contemporary European Directors’ Theatre’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Margherita Laera and Dr Angie Varakis.
  • Benjamin Monk, ‘Experiencing Theatre Streamed and Screened: The Effect and Affect of the Theatre's Screened Distribution’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Helen Brooks and Dr Rosie Klich.
  • Shannon Mulvey, ‘How is Performance Practice in Dialogue with Fifth Wave Feminism?’ MA Practice as Research Supervisors: Dr Roanna Mitchell and Professor Nicola Shaughnessy.
  • Vince Muntag, ‘Self-reflexity and Comical Effect in Comedies’. MA Research Supervisors: Dr Margherita Laera, Dr Shaun May and Dr Philip Hager.
  • Semane Parsons, ‘Translating 18th-Century Actresses' Acting Techniques into a Modern Performance Context’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Helen Brooks and Dr Oliver Double.
  • Sarah Passfield, ‘Affective Dramaturgies in Dance Theatre: Leaky Encounters and Turbulent Spectating’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Peter Boenisch and Dr Freya Vass Rhee.
  • Jemima Rex, ‘How do Time, Culture and Progress Change the Way Theatrical Manifestos Should be Considered?’ MA Research Supervisors: Dr Shaun May and Dr Oliver Double.
  • Angelo Romagnoli, ‘The Trickster and the creaking chair: Functions of the Vestibular System and Cognitive Approaches to Acting’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Paul Allain and Professor Nicola Shaughnessy.
  • Carmelo Sammut, ‘Explicit Readings: An Inquiry into How Two Groups of Young Adults Give Voice to Their Embodied Experience of Fictional Texts’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Melissa Trimingham and Dr Jeremy Scott.
  • Kasia Senyszyn, ‘Assisted Performances for Audience Members with Audio/Visual Impairments: Making Theatre Accessible versus Making Accessible Theatre’. PhD Supervisors, Dr Shaun May, Jayne Thompson and Dr Oliver Double.
  • Philippa Strandberg-Long, ‘Eliminating Self-consciousness: Investigating the Synthesis of Meisner Technique and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Action-Centric Acting’. PhD Supervisors: Professor Nicola Shaughnessy and Dr Freya Vass Rhee.
  • Edward Wilson, ‘What is "Alternative"? Exploring Alterity in Contemporary British Stand-up Comedy’. PhD Supervisors: Dr Oliver Double and Dr Sophie Quirk.

 

 

 

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