I am the Course Leader for the BA Performance for Stage and Screen, on which I teach across a range of modules designed to develop performance practice, research and study skills.
Broadly speaking, my research and teaching interests lie in the history, practice and politics of contemporary British Theatre. To date, my focus has been on the careers of female playwrights from the late 1970s to the present day, specifically Timberlake Wertenbaker, Caryl Churchill and Charlotte Keatley.
I maintain an involvement with practical theatre-making, as a director and deviser.
Department of Humanities
Social Sciences and Arts
Stage and Screen
BA Hons Performance for Stage and Screen
BA (Hons) Performance for Stage and Screen: Starting a Creative Portfolio; Performance Through Time; Final Project
- Humanities Research Centre
Bush, S. (2019). Cruelty, tenderness and anger: ensuring the Women of Trachis speak to our times. Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 12 (1-2), 5-18. http://doi.org/10.1386/jafp.12.1-2.5_1
Bush, S. (2017). Putting on the red boots: role-play as ‘coping work’ and ‘creative work’ in the theatrical representation of prostitution. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 1-16. http://doi.org/10.1080/14682761.2017.1311507
Bush, S., & Daniels, M. (2015). No flowers: performative interventions 'at the moment of' Margaret Thatcher's passing. TDR/The Drama Review, 59 (2), 103-113. http://doi.org/10.1162/DRAM_a_00452
Bush, S. (Ed.). (2018). Top Girls (Student Edition). Bloomsbury (Methuen Drama).
Bush, S. (Ed.). (2015). My Mother Said I Never Should (GCSE Student Edition). Bloomsbury (Methuen Drama).
Bush, S. (2015). My Mother Said I Never Should GCSE Student Guide. Bloomsbury (Methuen Drama).
Bush, S. (2013). The theatre Of Timberlake Wertenbaker. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Voyeurism and the 'freakish' in female-gendered live performance
Voyeurism and Vulnerability in Contemporary Burlesque Performance