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Biography

Susanne Greenhalgh is currently Principal Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. She took her undergraduate degree in English at Oxford, where she was Bertha Johnson Scholar at St.Anne's College and won the University's Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize. She studied for a Master's degree at McGill University, Montreal as a Draper's Company Commonwealth Scholar, before returning to Oxford to undertake doctoral research on ritual and ceremony in Shakespeare. She holds a PGCE in Drama from the Institute of Education, London University.

Her current research interests centre on reception studies and the relationship between theatre and screen media, especially in relation to Shakespeare's circulation, adaptation and citation in different periods and settings, including the home, theatre and mass media. She also has particular interests in the representation of terror and terrorism (including the Holocaust), the cultural performance of death and mourning, and the staging of childhood in the theatre and in society.

She is Director of the University Research Group in Renaissance and Classical Studies, and a member of the Centres for Performance and Creative Exchange, and Film and Audio-Visual Cultures.In 2002 she curated a staged reading of Anne Carson's Decreation at Roehampton; the British premiere of this work it featured Carson herself as one of the readers.She has organized international conferences on Shakespeare's Children/Children's Shakespeare (October 2003) and Renaissance Lives (October 2005), and a postgraduate study day on Hamlet after Arden 3 (June 2009).

In 2009 she received a British Academy grant for research on radio Shakespeare in North America, and in 2006 she was recipient of the Stephen James Award of the Society for Theatre Research in support of her work on British theatre and television Shakespeare, and an AHRC Research Leave award for a project on the domestic experience and reception of Shakespeare.

Research projects

Susanne welcomes enquiries from prospective students interested in researching any aspect of the following:
Shakespeare reception studies, including media adaptations, and Shakespeare in childhood and domestic cultures; theatre, violence, war and terrorism; Holocaust drama; women's writing and performance; classical, medieval and renaissance theatres in original and subsequent performance; children and childhood in performance; public mourning and memorialization; the relations between theatre and media (radio, television, film, live theatre broadcast); the performance culture of the home.

She has supervised dissertations on 'Ibsen's Metatheatre'; 'Women's Performance Art in Britain'; 'Marlowe's Plays in Performance', 'The performativity of the Greenham Women's Peace Camp', 'The Hellenistic Poems of Cavafy', 'The Performance of Sufi Living  in Contemporary Turkey', 'Animal Metaphors and Female Avengers in Attic Tragedy', 'Curation of Feminist Performance Ar't, and the practice-as-research dissertation 'A Live/Living Museum of Small, Forgotten and Unwanted Memories : performing narratives, testimonies and archives of the Portuguese Dictatorship and Revolution'. She is currently Director of Studies for PhD Projects on Shakespeare and Live Broadcast Theatre, and 'Combat Trauma in Ancient Greece'.

Professional affiliations

British Shakespeare Association

Shakespeare Association of America

Teaching

Susanne has taught courses in both Drama and Film Studies at Roehampton. Recent teaching  includes adaptation for the theatre and Shakespeare on stage and screen, classical Greek and Roman theatre (including contemporary performance history), medieval and renaissance drama, feminist theory and women's writing and performance, theatre in and about war, children's theatre and the performance of childhood, She has also contributed to the MAs in Performance Studies, Women, Gender and Writing, and Children's Literature, and convened the MA in Early Modern Literature and Culture, on which she offered two options, 'Media Shakespeare' and 'Restaging the Renaissance'

Her administrative roles currently include membership of the University's Ethics Committee and the Dance/Drama RSDB. She has acted as External Examiner for the Theatre Arts degree programme, Goldsmiths College, University of London, the MA Drama, De Montfort University, and  BA Theatre Studies, University of Surrey.

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Research Output

A World Elsewhere: Documentary representations of social Shakespeare

Greenhalgh, S., 1 Dec 2019, In : Critical Survey. 31, 4, p. 77-87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Secret Stratford: Shakespeare's Hometown in Recent Young Adult Fiction

Greenhalgh, S., 2019, Shakespeare & Stratford. Scheil, K. (ed.). Oxford and New York: Berghahn, (Shakespeare &).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduction: Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience

Greenhalgh, S. & Aebischer, P., 2018, Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience. Aebischer, P., Greenhalgh, S. & Osborne, L. (eds.). london: Arden: Bloomsbury, p. 1-16 16 p. (Arden Shakespeare).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience

Greenhalgh, S., Aebischer, P. & Osborne, L. (ed.), 26 Jul 2018, London: Arden: Bloomsbury. 256 p. (Arden Shakespeare)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Remains of the Stage: Revivifying Shakespearean Theatre on Screen, 1964-2016

Greenhalgh, S., 2018, Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience. Aebischer, P., Greenhalgh, S. & Osborne, L. (eds.). London: Arden: Bloomsbury, p. 19-39 20 p. (Arden Shakespeare).

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Activities

Arden: Bloomsbury (Publisher)

Susanne Greenhalgh (Peer reviewer)

Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Shakespeare Association of America, Washington D.C.

Susanne Greenhalgh (Invited speaker)

2019 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

External Evaluator Tenure Track application

Susanne Greenhalgh (Reviewer)

2019

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMembership of peer review panel or committee

Humanities- an Open Access Journal (Journal)

Susanne Greenhalgh (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era

Susanne Greenhalgh (Participant)

26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Thesis

A Live/Living Museum of Small, Forgotten and Unwanted Memories : Performing Narratives, Testimonies and Archives of the Portuguese Dictatorship and Revolution

Author: Craveiro, J., 13 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Greenhalgh, S. (Supervisor), Abrams, J. (Supervisor) & Orley, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Animal metaphors and the depiction of female avengers in Attic tragedy

Author: Abbattista , A., 21 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Greenhalgh, S. (Supervisor), McHardy, F. (Supervisor) & Deacy, P. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Encountering Shakespeare elsewhere: digital distribution, audience reception, and the changing value of Shakespeare in performance.

Author: Nicholas, R., 16 Dec 2020

Supervisor: Greenhalgh, S. (Supervisor) & Wilkie, F. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Performing Sufi Living in Contemporary Turkey

Author: Çizmeci, H. E., 2 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Szeman, I. (Supervisor), Abrams, J. (Supervisor) & Greenhalgh, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis