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.
Aesthetics journal to be edited within Art History
12 December 2018
Dr Eleen M. Deprez, who has recently completed her PhD in History and Philosophy of Art (HPA) at Kent, and Claire Anscomb, who is conducting her PhD in HPA, have both been made editors of the journal Debates in Aesthetics (formerly the Postgraduate Journal in Aesthetics). Debates in Aesthetics is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for articles, interviews and book reviews. Published by the British Society of Aesthetics, the journal's principal aim is ...
Paul Allain features in podcast about Jerzy Grotowski
11 December 2018
Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts and Dean of the Graduate School, has featured in the podcast Search: Stories from the Eastern West from the Culture.pl website. Culture.pl is produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a national cultural institution promoting Poland and Polish culture worldwide. Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) was a Polish theatre director who developed a form of intensive training for actors to master the ...
Podcast explores Peter Grahame's diary, 1986
10 December 2018
Dr Oliver Double, Reader in Drama within the School of Arts and Head of the Performance and Theatre Research Cluster, has just released the latest episode of the podcast series ‘A History of Comedy in Several Objects’. In the podcast series, Olly examines objects from Kent’s British Stand-Up Comedy Archive alongside Project Archivist Elspeth Millar. In the latest instalment, the item from the archive is 'Peter Grahame’s Diary&apo...
Nicola Shaughnessy interviewed on BBC South East news
7 December 2018
Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the School of Arts, featured on the BBC South East news last night, 6 December 2018, as part of her Arts and Humanities Research Council project 'Playing A/Part'. Dr Melissa Trimingham, also from the School of Arts, was featured as a co-investigator, working a puppet with the autistic girls participating in the research. The project investigates the relationship between autism and gender through the u...
Two nights of Monkeyshine comedy from stand-up students
6 December 2018
Final-year undergraduate students on the module Introduction to Stand-Up will be delivering Monkeyshine, two nights of stand-up comedy, next week on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December 2018 in the Gulbenkian cafe. Each night will feature a different line-up, stuffed to the brim with young comics each presenting five-minute sets. Come along and enjoy a dazzling array of raw, young comedy, introduced by your host and compère Olly Double. Monkeysh...