Dr Fryer is the Associate Director of Research at Rose Bruford College. He originally trained as an actor at the Guildhall School. He holds an MA in Drama from London University and a PhD from the University of Manchester. After 13 years working as a freelance actor and in stage, company and production management, Paul joined the staff of Goldsmiths College.
Joining RBC in 1996, his responsibilities have included Senior Lecturer in Theatre, Programme Director of the MA Theatre and Performance Studies, Head of School Graduate and Professional Studies, and now as Associate Director of Research.
His research specialism is the relationship between opera, opera singers and the early film industry, and he has taught and lectured internationally: at New College Oxford, Emory University (Atlanta), Pennsylvania University (Philadelphia), George Washington University (Washington DC), Florida Atlantic University (Palm Beach), The National Film Theatre (London), The Library of Congress (Washington DC), The State Museum of Theatre and Music (St Petersburg, Russia), and in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle and Toronto.
He founded the Stanislavski Centre in 2007, in response to the original idea of the late Professor Jean Benedetti. In 2012, he founded the journal, Stanislavski Studies, of which he is now editor in chief.
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Dr Fryer welcomes Postgraduate Research Proposals in the following areas:
Opera, opera singers and early (pre-sound) film
Opera and the media (audio recording, film, television)
Film acting and aspects of “stardom”
Popular entertainment forms
Aspects of audio and video recording and archiving of performance
The British theatre system (management and structures)