Associate Professor Stephe Harrop
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN DRAMA
Drama, Dance and Performance
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My research focuses on contemporary storytelling, Greek tragedy and classical receptions, and performer training.
My newest book explores collaborative platforms for story-led performance, and female storytelling artists as innovators in interdisciplinary creativity. Contemporary Storytelling Performance: Female Artists on Practices, Platforms, Presences is forthcoming from Routledge.
I also hold a grant from the British Academy / Leverhulme Trust to develop my work with storytelling artists. This project aims to generate strategies to promote non-appropriative performance repertoires through innovative research/industry collaboration.
To date, I have supervised several PhD projects focusing on actor-training, and the contemporary re-performance of ancient dramas. I am available to discuss potential projects on contemporary storytelling, classical receptions, and related training practices.
- Classical Drama
- Classical Receptions
- Cultural Histories
- Associate Professor of Drama
- School Senior Academic Advisor
- School Research Mentor
- Year Lead, Third-Year Theatre
- University Research Committee
- Harrop, S. (2023), Contemporary Storytelling Performance: Female Artists on Practices, Platforms, Presences. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Harrop, S. (2021), '"No Air Left in Your Lungs": Breathing with Kae Tempest's The Book of Traps and Lessons'. Contemporary Theatre Review 31.1&2 (246-9).
- Harrop, S. (2021), 'Herakles on Chesil Bank: The Archers, Disavowable Classics, and The Small Back Room', in Blanshard, A. & Stafford, E. (eds) The Modern Hercules: Images of the Hero from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century (333-50).
- Dunbar, Z. and Harrop, S. (2018), Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Harrop, S. (2018) 'Greek Tragedy, Agonistic Space, and Contemporary Performance'. New Theatre Quarterly 34.2 (99-114).
- Harrop, S. (2018) 'Unfixing Epic: Homeric Orality and Contemporary Performance', in Macintosh, F., McConnell, J., Harrison, S. and Kenward, C. (eds) Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century. Oxford: OUP (262-274).
Boards/Networks: The Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow); The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford (Research Associate); TaPRA, Theatre and Performance Research Association (Prizes Sub-Committee; Postgraduate Essay Prize Coach); The Women's Classical Committee UK (Steering Group); The Classical Reception Studies Network; The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling (External Associate); Equity.