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Prof Michael Mangan

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I have taught at a wide range of British and American Universities, and have also worked professionally as a theatre director, dramaturg, literary manager, reviewer and playwright . I moved from Exeter University to join the Loughborough School of Arts English and Drama as Professor of Drama in 2012, and I am also the School’s Associate Dean for Research. My work focuses on the creation and the analysis of theatrical performance, and on the relationships between theatre and social issues. My own plays include The Earth Divided (Riverside Studios, 1985), Settling with the Indians (BBC Radio 4, 1991), The Inner Child’s Compendium of Magic (Exeter, 2007), Phantasmaglossia (Aberystwyth, 2007) and Father-but-for-the-Grace-of-God (Fowey, 2011). I am particularly interested in working on site-sensitive and occasion-specific performances. 

I teach both practical and theoretical/historical Drama courses. My current teaching focuses on undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate supervision (I am currently supervising doctoral theses on Restoration Theatre, contemporary Shakespearean Production and contemporary dramaturgy). I have also written extensively about teaching drama, and recently I published a student handbook to the subject, The Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion (Palgrave, 2013)

I teach both practical and theoretical/historical Drama courses. My current teaching focuses on undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate supervision (I am currently supervising doctoral theses on Restoration Theatre, contemporary Shakespearean Production and contemporary dramaturgy). I have also written extensively about teaching drama, and recently I published a student handbook to the subject, The Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion (Palgrave, 2013)