University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Theatre Studies

Research supervision available within 2 main areas: theatre history and historical reconstruction: ancient theatre and its conventions; modern productions of ancient theatre; Adolphe Appia; stages and theatres of Italian Renaissance; Jacobean masque; Max Reinhardt; computer-based reconstructions of historical theatre sites and settings; Stanislavsky and Brecht; women playwrights from the Restoration to the present day; 17th-century French theatre and drama; history of lighting and stage design; computer-based reconstructions of theatre architecture and stage practices; English late 16th- and 17th-century drama and theatre; late 19th- and 20th-century performance traditions; Shakespeare in international context and the 20th century; Ibsen and Strindberg; restoration and Georgian theatre; 20th-century English, French, German and Scandinavian drama; contemporary theatre and performance: work of Caryl Churchill; contemporary Shakespearean performance; English contemporary performance and live art; performance theory; cultural representation and politics of sexuality and identity; work of John McGrath; post-war British theatre; theatre and national identity; Shakespeare in international context.

Entry requirements

Master's of arts or equivalent in a relevant discipline normally required; IELTS 7.0, TOEFL (iBT) 100, PTE 70, CAE 60+ or CPE.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Board; Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,925 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,925 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 3,925 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

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