Theatre and Performance Studies Seminar: An arts researcher’s observation in clinical-placed medical education & Verbatim theatre and hospital workplace culture

James Dalton, Sydney University “Placement Comes First”: Arranging ethics clearance and negotiated interactive observation from an arts researcher in clinical-placed medical education An early step in arranging fieldwork is to apply for ethics approval through a University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). This is an important rite of passage for student researchers because it encourages …

Theatre and Performance Studies Seminar: Global Musical Theatre Industry as a Workplace & Ecophenomenological Performance

“Behind the Red Curtain: An Ethnographic Exploration of the Global Musical Theatre Industry as a Workplace”  This research project is an ethnographic exploration of the global musical theatre industry as a workplace. The exploration expressly considers the globally commodified world of commercial musical theatre, evidenced in the mode of work created in the leading markets, …

Phenomenology and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary symposium to explore the wider cultural context of climate change. Taking up Edmund Husserl’s critique in his 1936 essay “Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology” the symposium will consider how the humanities—and in particular phenomenology—might contribute to redressing the damage wrought …

Theatre and Performance Studies: ‘The Reception of Ibsen in China’ & ‘Watching Eurovision from Down Under’

Theatre and Performance Studies Research Seminar, 3 May 2019 Ting Zhang is currently working on the role of translators, dramaturgs and directors in shaping the reception of Ibsen in China. It’s fascinating work-in-progress towards Ting’s PhD; her presentation will be an early draft of the paper she’s going to present at the International Federation for …

Theatre and Performance Studies Research Seminar

Our seminar this week exemplifies two different ways of deploying performance, and performance studies research methodologies, in projects focused beyond the theatre. James Dalton will be sharing some early experiences of his fieldwork in a major teaching hospital where he is studying the ways in which students on clinical placement start to develop a sense …