Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre
The Popular and Comic Performance (PCP) research centre brings together academics from a range of disciplines (e.g. Drama, Film, Social Anthropology, Philosophy). Our research investigates a real variety of related areas including: stand-up comedy; music hall and variety; 18th century popular theatre; melodrama; Greek Old and Middle comedy; community performance work; puppetry; TV and film production; and punk performance.
James Newton publishes on anarchist cinema
15 May 2019
Dr James Newton, Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies, has new published a new book The Anarchist Cinema (Intellect Books, 2019). This book examines the complex relationships that exist between anarchist theory and film. No longer hidden in obscure corners of cinematic culture, anarchy is a theme that has traversed arthouse, underground and popular film. In the book, James explores the notion that cinema is an inherently subversive space, establi...
Nostalgia podcast with Helen Brooks
14 May 2019
Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History in the Department of Drama and Director of Research in the School of Arts, is the subject of the latest instalment of ‘Nostalgia’, a podcast project created by Dr Chris Deacy, Department of Religious Studies. Imagine receiving a birthday card from Doctor Who – this is what happened when Helen Brooks celebrated her thirteenth birthday. In the podcast, Helen talks about Peter D...
GOLKK Theatre at the Gulbenkian
13 May 2019
GOLKK Theatre, one of the Graduate Theatre Companies sponsored by the School of Arts, will be presenting their work 'rest[less]' in the Gulbenkian Theatre on Wednesday 15 May 2019. 'rest[less]' explores the topic of over-working and the phenomenon of burnout through the lens of beehives using GOLKK's unique movement language. The piece premiered as a work-in-progress at The Place, London, earlier this year. The performance will inclu...
The fourth Funny Rabbit
10 May 2019
Funny Rabbit, the comedy club created by Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama in the School of Arts, returns this Friday 10 May 2019 in the Gulbenkian café. Funny Rabbit is a new kind of comedy club – radical and exciting, but also warm and snuggly as a bunny rabbit. Whether you’ve never seen live comedy before or you’ve been watching it for decades, Funny Rabbit is for you. Friday's star acts will be the amazing Bec Hill and the upcoming George Rigden. Bec Hi...
New Studio 3 exhibition: 'The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing'
8 May 2019
Students from the History of Art have put together a new exhibition 'The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing', which offers a challenging appraisal of the female nude, and will open Studio 3 Gallery this week, on 10 May 2019. 'The Female Nude: Ways of Seeing' will focus on the representation of the female nude throughout art history, rethinking how the nude reinforces gender stereotypes. The exhibition will rais...