Theatre Book Prize: Shortlist Announced

Sunday, 1 April, 2012

The Society for Theatre Research has announced its Short List for the Theatre Book Prize, selected by this year’s judging panel from books published in 2011, submitted by publishers for their consideration.

A Dancer in Wartime by Gillian Lynne
(Chatto & Windus)

The Heaviest of Swells: A Life and Times in the Music Halls by Christopher Beeching
(DCG Publications)

Covering McKellen:  An Understudy’s Tale by David Weston
(Rickshaw Publishing)

Black and Asian Theatre in Britain: A History by Colin Chambers

Ira Aldridge: the Early Years 1807-1833 and The Vagabond Years 1833-1852 by Bernth Lindfors
(University of Rochester Press/Boydell & Brewer)

The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 3 The Fifties by Steve Nicholson
(University of Exeter Press)

The Golden Generation: New Light on Post-war British Theatre Edited by Dominic Shellard
(British Library)

The winner will be announced at a reception at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on the morning of Wednesday 25th April 2012.

More at: http://www.str.org.uk/events/bookprize/index.html

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