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Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching – Professor Kathy Dacre

Professor Kathy Dacre is Director of Learning, Teaching  and Curriculum Development. She has taught performing arts for over thirty years in conservatoire colleges in both the USA and the UK, including New York University, Vassar College, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of London. Kathy was a Senior Lecturer at the The Royal Central School for 15 years and came to Rose Bruford College as a Principal Lecturer in 1998.

Kathy’s expertise is in curriculum design for the performing arts and she has devised and developed over 25 drama-related degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has recently led research projects on Teaching Stanislavski  and on Reflecting on Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts and co-edited Stanislavski on Stage. She sits on advisory groups for ‘A’ level curricula, the Higher Education Academy, Arts Council projects and HE institutions in the UK and abroad. Her other areas of research include Shakespearean performance practice, American and European Theatre Arts. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

View Professor Dacre’s full profile here.

Professor Dacre invites Postgraduate Research Proposals in the following areas:

Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre
The Language of Shakespeare on stage
American Theatre from 18th century to the present day
19th century melodrama in USA and UK
Contemporary British Theatre (Pinter, Wesker, Bond, Hare, Churchill, Leigh)
The director’s role in European theatre
European theatre practice (Stanislavski, Brecht, Reinhardt, Grotowski, Brook)
Caribbean Theatre
Festival and Carnival Performance
UK Theatre in Education (1960-1990)
Rehearsal Practices/Approaches to Performance
Professional Performance Training (UK and USA)

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