Dr. Professor, Brian Singleton

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Brian Singleton is Samuel Beckett Professor Drama & Theatre, and Academic Director of The Lir – National Academy of Dramatic Art. As well as publishing widely on orientalism and interculturalism in performance, most notably in the monograph Oscar Asche, Orientalism &  British Musical Comedy (Praeger, 2004),  and inn several publications on the work of Antonin Artaud, Ariane Mnouchkine& the Théâtre du Soleil, his most recent monograph contribution to theatre research is his monograph Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He is former Editor of Theatre Research International (Cambridge University Press) and former President of the International Federation for Theatre Research. He serves on the Editorial boards of New Theatre Quarterly and Contemporary Theatre Reviewand is Associate Editor for Theater Journal. In 2012 he won the ATHE Excellence in Editing Award (along with Janelle Reinelt) for their book series ‘Studies in International Performance’ published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is currently editing a new book series (with Elaine Aston) entitled ‘Contemporary Performance InterActions’ for Palgrave Macmillan and most recently published a monograph on contemporary Irish theatre entitled ANU Productions: The Monto Cycle (Palgrave Macmillan 2016).

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