Special Collections & Archives

Victorian and Edwardian Theatre:
Spring Term 2015

This regular module for second year Drama students is taught in collaboration with Special Collections, with an emphasis upon the use of archives in research of nineteenth and early twentieth century theatre.

In groups, the students chose a topic which interested them to explore further, using primary sources from the University's extensive Theatre and Performance Archives, as well as digitised sources from other archives.

The students produced an exhibition of their findings in the publically accessible Gulbenkian Gallery, which launched on Tuesday 7 April 2015. In addition, the curators created a single website presenting all of their research.

The tabs below offer a summary of each group's work, along with a link to the website.

Publicity image

Exhibition launch

This year, the module has been supported by the Gulbenkian Canterbury, which has provided use of its Crossover Gallery for the final exhibition. This launched on Tuesday 7 April, with friends, family and colleagues coming along to enjoy the event.

During the launch Dr. Helen Brooks and representatives from each group gave a short presentation about their work, their discoveries and their experiences as part of the module. Guests were then free to explore the exhibition, with the curators on hand to answer any questions.

The exhibition ran until 3 May 2015.

The launch

Students of the module, with Helen Brooks and Jane Gallagher

Student curators with tutor Dr. Helen Brooks and Jane Gallagher.

 

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