International Arts Studio are seeking a voluntary research associate to help in the cataloging of plays long forgotten, and tracing plays and writers, many whose work was refused under Lord Chamberlains licence.
In their words: “We are starting a multi-output initiative exploring plays refused a licence under the 1737 – 1968 Theatre’s Acts.
The role requires a number of tasks to be undertaken. The first task is to finish off cataloging all plays that have been traced, ones that have been definitively refused a licence. You will then be required to investigate the remaining correspondence boxes at the National Archives, spotting any discussions of plays being considered and refused, then following up on these leads.
The second task will be to trace plays and playwrights from 1945 – 1968 that were refused a licence. This will lead to the next phase which will be to meet up with a number of participants and conduct interviews about their experience of the Theatre’s Act. (This is a longer term project – outside the scope of the current work, although you will be welcome to get involved.)
There is no set number of working hours required, and no contractual obligations.
How to apply: To find out more details about the role, and how to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 31 July 2017