Semane Parsons

University of Kent

Project title: Gender on the Stage: A practical investigation into the performance of gender on the London stage in the mid-eighteenth century.

Through contemporary practice, can we revive key performances from the London theatre of the mid-eighteenth century to gain a deeper understanding of how performers engaged with changing concepts of gender and sex?

Supervised by Dr Helen Brooks and Dr Oliver Double

Research interests
Theatre and performance, history of theatre, gender performativity, the long eighteenth century, women in theatre, cross-dressing, acting techniques.