My research interests include; stage/screen adaptation: theatricality in the cinema; intermediality; screen acting and stardom and the voice in cinema. I welcome any proposals for post-graduate study in these areas.
My thesis examined the relationship between performance and stardom in British Cinema in the 1930s, drawing extensively on the collection of the actor Robert Donat's personal papers in the Donat Archive, John Rylands University Library, Manchester. This was an interdisciplinary project which considered the relationships between both theatre and film and acting and stardom, in the process challenging the notion of film as a predominantly visual medium by looking at the role of the actor's voice, both as a signifying and performance practice.
Current research projects:
1. Adapating Performance: Stage and Screen. 80, 000 word monograph for Intellect.