Dr Carmen Levick
School of English
Lecturer in Theatre
+44 114 222 0212
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I joined the School as Lecturer in Theatre in 2009, after two years teaching drama at University College Dublin.
I studied English and Spanish for my undergraduate degree at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and I completed my MA in Irish Cultural Studies at the same University.
I moved to University College Dublin in 2002 where I completed my PhD in theatre studies, focusing on the Field Day Theatre Company and political theatre in Northern Ireland. My thesis was published as a monograph in 2007 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing with the title: Clearing the Ground: The Field Day Theatre Company and the Construction of Irish Identities.
My current research and teaching interests include: representations of revolutions in performance and Shakespeare in performance and physical theatre. I am fascinated by game and play theories and the ways in which these influenced contemporary actor training and performance in Europe.
I am particularly interested in political theatres especially in Eastern Europe and I am currently working on a monograph exploring the performative representations of revolution in Eastern Europe.
Given my continuous fascination with Shakespeare´s plays in production and in the classroom, I completed an MA in Shakespeare and Education at the University of Birmingham, the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Research interests
I have published chapters and articles on varied topics including contemporary performances of Shakespeare´s plays, physical theatre, political theatre, globalization, Irish theatre and performance art. Currently I am working on a monograph mapping the performative representations of revolution in Eastern Europe.
I have recently completed a monograph which was published in September 2012 by Carysfort Press, Dublin, telling the story of one of the most important Irish physical theatre companies, Barabbas Theatre Company.
I am interested in Enterprise Education and the various ways in which it can be embedded in the curriculum. For my story in Enterprise Education see
- The Story of Barabbas: The Company. Dublin: Carysfort Press.
- Clearing The Ground: The Field Day Theatre Company and the Construction of Irish Identities. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Theatres of revolution: The performativity of public and private memories in Romania after 1989. Maska, 30(172), 108-115. View this article in WRRO
- Contemporary Northern Irish Theatre. TeatrulAzi.
- Languages of Space and Spaces of Language. PaGes Postgraduate Research in Progress Magazine.
- Performance Art in Ireland In Murphy P & Carpenter A (Ed.), Art and Architecture of Ireland Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
- ‘Issues of Narrative, storytelling and Performance in Conor McPherson’s The Actors’ In Jordan, Chambers EL (Ed.), The Theatre of Conor McPherson Dublin, Ireland: Carysfort Press.
- ‘Place and Non-Place: Discussing Physicality and Story in Barabbas Theatre Company’s Circus (2007) In Trench R (Ed.), Staging Thought – Essays on Irish Theatre, Scholarship and Practice Oxford: Peter Lang.
- Between the Living and the Dead: Performative 'in-betweens' in the Work of Alastair MacLennan In Brady S & Walsh DF (Ed.), Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture (pp. 141-152). Palgrave MacMillan
- From Ex Libris to Ex Machina - Two Shakespearean Case Studies at the Dublin Theatre Festival In Grene N, Lonergan P & Chambers L (Ed.), Interactions: Dublin Theatre Festival, 1957-2007 (pp. 143-156). Carysfort Press
- Philoctetes Revisited' - Translating Cultures and Identities in Seamus Heaney's 'The Cure at Troy In Kelly S & Johnston D (Ed.), Betwixt and Between: Place and Cultural Translation Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- Doublings: Problematic Identities in Thomas Kilroy's 'Double Cross' and 'The Madame MacAdam Travelling Theatre' In Cave RA & Levitas DB (Ed.), Irish Theatre in England (pp. 183-194). Carysfort Press
- Reviews. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 10(1), 125-136.
- Jonathan M Hess, Deborah and Her Sisters: How One Nineteenth-Century Melodrama and a Host of Celebrated Actresses Put Judaism on the World Stage. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 46(1), 99-102.
- A Good Night Out for the Girls: Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance. By Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. 232. £50/$85 Hb.. Theatre Research International, 39(3), 233-234.
- Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde – A History of the Future (by Toni Sant). Studies in Theatre and Performance, 33(3), 405-407.
- Literary and Cultural Relations: Ireland, Hungary, and Central and Eastern Europe by Maria Kurdi. Irish University Review: a journal of Irish studies, 40(No. 1), 186-188.
- Research group
I welcome PhD applications on performance studies, physical theatre practice, Shakespeare in performance, globalization and theatre, and contemporary European theatre.
- Teaching activities
At undergraduate level I teach on a variety of modules, including Interpreting Texts (EGH115), Making Texts (EGH116), Introduction to Theatre (LIT180), Introduction to Cinema (LIT181), Performance One (LIT235), Shakespeare on Film (LIT257), Performing Shakespeares (LIT3042), etc.
At postgraduate level I teach on Theatre Practice I and Theatre Practice II.