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Margaret ShewringTOP STORY: Bidding Farewell to Dr Margaret Shewring

On 31 August 2020 Dr Margaret Shewring retired from Theatre and Performance Studies after 42 years teaching in the department. Margaret has inspired generations of theatre scholars and practitioners with her research on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Renaissance and Early Modern European Festivals, and the design of space for performance on the contemporary stage.

Fortunately Margaret will remain an active researcher and will be an Emeritus Reader in the department. She plans to celebrate her retirement in 2021 when she is due to host a conference as part of Coventry City of Culture. Find out more about Margaret's extraordinary career on her staff page.

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Theatres' David Coates is shortlisted for Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence!

Well done to David, this initiative recognises the importance of academic support to our students and seeks to celebrate the work of the University's dedicated network of Senior and Personal Tutors. We will keep our fingers crossed for you!

Mon 04 May 2020, 09:12 | Tags: Awards Dr David Coates


Phd Researcher, Alison Porter has been long-listed for the National Poetry Prize 2019!

Congratulations to Alison who was longlisted out of the 16,000 applicants for the National Poetry Prize 2019. Her work was also long-listed in 2015.

Fri 27 Mar 2020, 11:49 | Tags: Student Publications Postgraduate Awards

Clive Barker Award for Performance

This award is designed to provide practical and financial support for Theatre and Performance Studies students who plan to create a piece of extra-curricular performance work in the department with a view to submitting this work to the Edinburgh Festival or a similar public platform. The recipients of this award will receive up to £600 to help mount the work.


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