Performance and the Everyday

This blogpost is adapted from Charlotte Canning’s Editorial of the latest issue of Theatre Research International (TRI). Where do the limits of performance and everyday life intersect?…


Bringing Ancient Greek Drama to Life (Part Two): What’s ‘knock-knock’ in Ancient Greek?

As the second of two features marking Cambridge University Press’ sponsorship of the Cambridge Greek Play 2013, Dr Oliver Thomas, incoming Editor of The Cambridge Classical Journal, considers some of the ways of translating (and not translating) an ancient Greek play to keep it amusing.


Bringing Ancient Greek Drama to Life

‘All human skills are from Prometheus’..or so Prometheus claims in the ancient Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound.  As the first of two features marking Cambridge University Press’ sponsorship of the Cambridge Greek Play 2013, Dr Oliver Thomas, incoming Editor of The Cambridge Classical Journal, explores the enduring fascination of the figure of Prometheus.


Theatre and the Arab Spring

This blogpost was adapted from guest Editors Hazem Azmy and Marvin Carlson’s introduction to a special issue of Theatre Research International entitled ‘Theatre and the Arab Spring.’ More than a year and half ago, when we started conceptualizing a collection of essays on theatre and the Arab Spring, we were occasionally greeted with a measure of scepticism from those who thought that the developing situation in the region was far more reminiscent of a bleak winter than any spring of hope.…


The Pedagogy of Electroacoustic Music

This blogpost was adapted from guest Editor Mary Simoni’s introduction to a special issue of Organised Sound entitled ‘Best Practices in the Pedagogy of Electroacoustic Music and its Technology.’ The twenty-first century has ushered in an energised and prolific period in music history with the global creation and dissemination of music.…


Cultural memory in Tamworth, Australia’s Country Music Capital

The latest issue of Popular Music features an article by Sarah Baker and Alison Huber about the regional city of Tamworth, New South Wales, the self-made ‘Country Music Capital’ of Australia.…


Knowledge in Music Education

This blogpost is adapted from the Editorial of British Journal of Music Education 30/2 by Editors Regina Murphy and Martin Fautley.


The Howgill Family: A Dynasty of Musicians from Georgian Whitehaven

The latest issue of Nineteenth-Century Music Review includes a paper by Simon D. I. Fleming entitled ‘The Howgill Family: A Dynasty of Musicians from Georgian Whitehaven.’ Dr.


The Theatrical Scrapbook: Librarian’s Nightmare or Researcher’s Dream?

Image 1 The latest issue of Theatre Survey includes an essay by Sharon Marcus which considers the importance of the theatrical scrapbook as a key to understanding the history of performance and spectatorship. The paper focuses on evidence found in the Scrapbook Collection at the Jerome Lawrence & Robert E.


Behind the scenes at Sheridan’s Drury Lane

The latest issue of Theatre Survey includes ‘Competition and Community: Mary Tickell and the Management of Sheridan’s Drury Lane’, by Robert W.…