European theatre Research Network

 

Our premise is that European theatre is not a coherent formula of aesthetic and artistic practices but in fact a widespread landscape of many local contexts and discourses.

ETRN aims to:

  • investigate the way that experimentation and innovation happens across broad European contexts ranging from repertory theatres to avant-garde laboratory groups.
  • build on our combined research expertise in European theatre, which includes aspects of contemporary British practice.
  • explore theoretical and practical connections across performance and geospatial borders.
  • function as a link between non-English European theatre discourses and practices and the Anglophone world.

Areas of specialism include: performer training in Eastern and Western European contexts: Grotowski’s legacy ; mime; ensemble practice ; directing, dramaturgy, and theatre systems ; European performances of Shakespeare and other classics; dance theatre; European philosophy and performance studies.

ETRN staff span the European continent in our research interests: from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain through Germany, to Greece, Poland and Russia.

News

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Performing multilingualism workshop with Anne Berelowitch

Postgraduate students are invited to apply for a workshop on performing multilingualism in practise and performance with French writer, translator, and stage director Anne Berelowitch, as part a research project led by Dr Margherita Laera, from the Department of Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts. The workshop will run from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July 2019, 10-6pm, at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD), University of London. The worksho...

22 February 2019

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Sophie Quirk interviewed on USA National Public Radio

Dr Sophie Quirk, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, has featured on Morning Edition, broadcast on National Public Radio in America, yesterday 20 February 2019. Morning Edition is the most popular news radio programme in the United States. Sophie was interviewed for an item called 'The Other Side of Anger', which explored how comedy can be cathartic way of expressing anger. The piece particularly focused on comedian Mo Amer,...

21 February 2019

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Performing multilingualism workshop with Anestis Azas

Postgraduate students are invited to apply for a workshop on performing multilingualism in theatre with Greek stage director Anestis Azas, as part a research project led by Dr Margherita Laera, from the Department of Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts. The workshop will run from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 April 2019, 10-6pm (Saturday until 4pm), at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD), University of London. It will start with a historical...

19 February 2019

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Margherita Laera leads Fabulamundi translation workshop

Dr Margherita Laera, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will be in Milan next week to lead a translation workshop to translate the play Portrait of an Arab Woman Looking at the Sea, by award-winning playwright Davide Carnevali, from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019. The play explores a relationship across the Mediterranean between a European man and a North African woman, a metaphor for European-Arabic relations. The workshop was...

15 February 2019

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Laura Lexx at the Soho Theatre

Following on from her appearance on the Live at the Apollo Christmas special, Drama alumna Laura Lexx will be performing her stand-up show 'Trying' at the Soho Theatre in London this month, running Wednesday 20 February to Saturday 23 February 2019. Laura spent 2017 trying to get through therapy, trying the patience of everyone and trying unsuccessfully for a baby. Now she's challenging stigmas and laughing in the face of things we've been silent about for too long. Laura ...

12 February 2019

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