Theatre Book Prize shortlist is announced

The shortlist for the Theatre Book Prize has been announced.  The prize was created to celectrate the Society for Theatre Research.  The winner will be announced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 21 June.  Full details are below.

The judges have announced their shortlist for the prize for books published in 2017. Chosen froman entry of 60 titles submitted by publishers itis (alphabetically):

Balancing Actsby Nicholas Hytner (Jonathan Cape)

Black British Drama – A Transnational Storyby Michael Pearce (Routledge)

Child Actors on the London Stage, c 1600 by Julie Ackroyd (Sussex Academic Press)

Costume in Performanceby Donatella Barbieri (Bloomsbury)

London Theatresby Michael Coveney and Peter Dazeley (Frances Lincoln)

Shakespeare on Stage: Vol 2 – Twelve Leading Actors on Twelve Key Roles

by Julian Curry (Nick Hern Books)

The winner will be announced on 21 June 2018 at a reception at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane at 11.30 am (doors open at 11 am) when the judges will speak about the year’s books and the presentations be made. A limited number of invitations to the event will be made available to the public who should send a request to and a draw will be made for the lucky ones.

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