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Prof Claire Cochrane

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts

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tel: 01905 85 5452


Prof Claire Cochrane’s teaching and research interests range widely. She is the author of two books on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre: Shakespeare and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre 1913-1929 and Birmingham Rep: A City’s Theatre 1962-2002, and her most recent book - Twentieth Century British Theatre: Industry, Art and Empire - was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. She has written on Shakespeare in performance and on the development of contemporary Black British and British Asian theatre.


While she teaches a broad range of modules, she is responsible for specialist modules in medieval theatre, Shakespeare and Renaissance drama in performance and new writing for the theatre. For public performance modules she has directed modern plays such as Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer and Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale and Renaissance plays such as Volpone, The Duchess of Malfi, All’s Well that Ends Well and Hamlet