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Research Interests

Richard Schoch is a historian whose research encompasses theatre historiography, Shakespeare in performance, and cultural history. He is currently leading the AHRC-funded project 'Performing Restoration Shakespeare' (2017-2019), a practice-based research project run in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe, The Folger Shakespeare Library (USA) and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He recently held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2011-2014), during which wrote 'Writing the History of the British Stage, 1660-1900'. Published by Cambridge University Press in September 2016, it is the first monograph on British theatre historiography. In conjunction with his AHRC research project, he will be co-authoring, with the musicologist Amanda Eubanks Winkler, a monograph on Restoration Shakespeare for Arden Shakespeare (Bloomsbury).

Richard's research can be followed on academia.edu.

Achievements

Richard has been awarded the 2013 Oscar Brockett Essay Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) and his books have been shortlisted for the Barnard Hewitt Award (ASTR), George Freedley Award (Theatre Library Association, USA) and the Theatre Book Prize (Society for Theatre Research, UK). He has been awarded fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Stanford Humanities Center, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Harry Ransom Center. He has given guest lectures at Trinity College Dublin, Oxford University, the Shakespeare Institute, the Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, DC), the Huntington Library, Duke University and UCLA. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the World Happiness Forum and sits on the editorial boards of 'Shakespeare Quarterly', 'Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film' and 'Shakespeare Bulletin'. He represents Queen's University Belfast on the Folger Institute Consortium Executive Committee. Richard is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College (Research Grants, Strategic).

He has spoken at public events for the Wellcome Trust, the Institute of Ideas, the Royal Society of Arts, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Boarding Schools’ Association and has been a regular commentator for the BBC. His short video on Shakespeare in performance, commissioned by the British Council, has been viewed more than 40,000 times on YouTube. Richard’s book 'The Secrets of Happiness: Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life' (2006), written for a popular audience, has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Italian.

Teaching

Richard has taught seminar and studio-based modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in performance history and historiography, Shakespeare in performance, Victorian melodrama, the history of theatre architecture, and performance criticism. He has supervised PhD students working on projects that range from theatre photography to the history of stage adaptations of 'Ivanhoe'.

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William Shakespeare Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Restoration Arts & Humanities
Victorian Era Arts & Humanities
Historiography Arts & Humanities
Happiness Arts & Humanities
Artist Arts & Humanities
History of Theatre Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1999 2019

William Shakespeare
Restoration
London Theatres
History

Performing Restoration Shakespeare Today: Staging Davenant's 'Macbeth'

Schoch, R. & Reimers, S., 16 Sep 2019, (Accepted) In : Shakespeare Bulletin. 37, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

William Shakespeare
Rehearsal
Restoration
Methodology
Practice as Research

Restoration Macbeth, Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre

Schoch, R., 01 Jan 2018, (Accepted)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

William Shakespeare
Artist
Restoration
Planning
Rehearsal

Restoration Shakespeare Workshop, Shakespeare's Globe

Schoch, R., 10 Jul 2017

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Shakespeare's Globe
William Shakespeare
Artist
Restoration
Staff

'The homestead of history': Shakespearean medievalism on the mid-victorian stage

Schoch, R. W., 02 Mar 2017, Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Performance. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 137-146 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

William Shakespeare
History
Medievalism
Victorian Era

Prizes

British Academy⁄Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship

Richard Schoch (Recipient), 01 Feb 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Folger Shakespeare Library Short-term Fellowship

Richard Schoch (Recipient), 01 Jan 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

library
restoration

George Freedley Memorial Award

Richard Schoch (Recipient), 22 Aug 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Memorial
History

Major Research Fellowship

Richard Schoch (Recipient), 01 Sep 2011

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

performing arts
history

Oscar Brockett Essay Prize, 2013

Richard Schoch (Recipient), 01 Jan 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dramatic Theory
History of Theatre
Theatre Studies
Criticism
Peers

Activities 2004 2020

Shakespeare Association of America, 2020 meeting, Denver Colorado

Richard Schoch (Participant)
01 Feb 202018 Apr 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Arts & Humanities Research Council (External organisation)

Richard Schoch (Advisor)
01 Jan 201931 Jan 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Performing Restoration Shakespeare Today

Richard Schoch (Presenter)
21 Mar 201923 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film (Journal)

Richard Schoch (Peer reviewer)
08 Jul 201915 Aug 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Shakespeare Quarterly (Journal)

Richard Schoch (Peer reviewer)
28 May 201930 Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Press / Media

‘How one actor forever changed the way we see Shakespeare’

Richard Schoch

23/04/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

‘Portraits in Hamlet: “Look here upon this picture, and on this”’

Richard Schoch

08/04/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Impact

BBC4: Pioneers of Popular Entertainment

Richard Schoch (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact

Macbeth at the Folger Theatre

Richard Schoch (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Economic Impact

Measure & Dido

Richard Schoch (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact

Performing Restoration Shakespeare

Richard Schoch (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact

Public Understanding of Shakespeare

Richard Schoch (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact