CLAMOROUS VOICE

stage, spires, and Shakespeare

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.  Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst  The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre …

Continue reading

At the moment, I’m researching Mrs. Patrick Campbell (born Beatrice Tanner; familiarly called Stella). Mrs. Campbell is most famous for her “Pinerotic” roles in the 1890s, such as The Second Mrs Tanqueray and The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith; for her Hedda Gabler; and as the original Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. I, however, am …

Continue reading

On Sunday, I returned to Oxford from the Britgrad 2011 conference, where I was part of the Victorian Theatre Practices panel with the fragrant Jem Bloomfield. Jem was talking about mid- and late-Victorian productions of The Duchess of Malfi, while my paper was entitled ‘”Marriage of Orlando and Rosalind”: Madge Kendal and Victorian Shakespeare”. The …

Continue reading