Performance Research: 23.4 On Reflection – Turning 100 wins the TaPRA Editing Prize 2019

Issue editor: Richard Gough

Congratulations to Richard Gough on being awarded the TaPRA Research Prize for Editing (Essay Collections and Special Issues) 2019 for Performance Research 24 (3), On Reflection: Turning 100

TaPRA’s comments on the choice were that:
‘Both the shortlisting panel and the final judging panel found this special issue of PR a monumental achievement. The judges commended the ambition and innovation of its concept: to commission an original essay on each of the themes chosen for each of 100 special issues of the journal. This framework produced a fascinating set of essays that were often formally innovative and conceptually rich. Excellence in editing is shown not only by the management of such an enormous project, but also in the layers of a plurality of inter-generational voices speaking to the edited work of the journal itself. The result is an encyclopaedic but creatively anarchic view of the field. Like the issue itself, theatre and performance studies is revealed to be interesting, odd, motile, dynamic, and plural. On Reflection: Turning 100 is less a guide to theatre and performance studies than a wander, and thus opens new possibilities for editorial practice’.

In celebration, the complete issue will be available at the sale price of £23.50 for the remainder of 2019.
Buy it online here to explore ‘the creatively anarchic view’.

Read the Editorial and Abstracts for free here