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Professor Shannon Rose Riley and Elaine in Conversation about Good-Night-Out-Girls, Cowgirls & Strippers

Early November will find me (Elaine) visiting Dallas, Texas for this year’s annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). I’ve joined a working group dedicated to ‘Tasting Dallas’ (organised by Josh Abrams, University of Roehampton) where the invitation is to ‘locate’ a research project in the city. Every group member has a … Continue reading

Scott and Bailey

 Originally one of the reasons for starting this blog was that Elaine and I wanted an outlet to express our enthusiasm for the TV police drama Scott and Bailey. Based on an idea by performers Suranne Jones who plays Rachel Bailey and Sally Lindsay and written by Sally Wainwright who also wrote Last Tango in … Continue reading

You Never Know by John Fox (poems)

I don’t know about Elaine but while our remit is quite broad it was never my intention to discuss poetry on this blog, or at least poetry that was not ‘performance poetry’ or ‘spoken word’, which I had seen live. This is largely because I’m not sure I know how to ‘review’ poetry but I … Continue reading