Costume and Scenography Forum: Aoife Monks
Costume and Scenography Forum continues with Aoife Monks's lecture "Working with Costume: virtuosity, labour and craft in the spaces of the theatre".
Aoife Monks: Working with Costume: virtuosity, labour and craft in the spaces of the theatre.
In this lecture, Dr Aoife Monks will examine how costume is used differently by actors onstage, critics in the auditorium, actors in rehearsal, designers and makers in the wardrobe, actors in the dressing room and stage management and dressers in the wings in order to consider what kinds of anxieties undergird a form of work that comprises wearing and making clothes at the theatre.
Aoife Monks was born in Ireland, and did her BA and PhD at Trinity College Dublin.She has been based in the UK since 2003, as a Lecturer at the University of Reading, and then Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck University of London. At Birkbeck, she established and directed the BA Theatre and Drama Studies and the MA Text and Performance (with RADA). She was also director of the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre. She joined Queen Mary University of London as a Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies in 2014. She is currently the Consulting Editor of Contemporary Theatre Review journal and co-convenor of the Feminist Research Working Group at the International Federation of Theatre Research.