Dr Catherine E Hindson

B.A., M.A. (Warw), Ph.D.(Warw.)

  • BS8 1UP


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Personal profile

Research interests

I am a theatre historian whose work focuses on popular stage performance and celebrity performers in the long nineteenth century. I have published on the theatre industry and charity, skirt and serpentine dance, celebrity performers including Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert and Lillie Langtry and the role of theatre history in theatre redevelopment, particularly in relation to the Bristol Old Vic. My work has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals including Theatre Research International and New Theatre Quarterly and has been funded by the AHRC, the British Academy and the Society for Theatre ResearchMy work includes two monographs Female Performance Practice on the Fin-de-Siecle Stage (Manchester University Press, 2007) and London's West End Actresses and the Origins of Celebrity Charity, 1880-1920 (Studies in Theatre History and Culture, University of Iowa Press, 2016).

Currently I am working on a research project that focuses on theatre and performance in three British Industrial Villages: Port Sunlight, Bournville and New Earswick. I am also writing about the experience of teaching with archives of theatre history in partnership with a theatrical organisation, in this case the Bristol Old Vic. 



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Research Output

Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century British Theatre

Hindson, C. (ed.), Cochrane, C. (ed.), Reid, T. (ed.) & Goddard, L. (ed.), 2021, (In preparation) Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

Off Stage Labour: Actresses, Charity Work and the Early Twentieth Century Theatrical Profession

Hindson, C. E., 2019, Stage Women: Female Theatre Workers, Professional Practice and Agency in the Early 20th Century. Gale, M. B. & Dorney, K. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, (Women, Theatre, Performance).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


Kathleen Barker Award: Theatre in the Model Village, 1888-1925

Hindson, Catherine E (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2017

Hindson, Catherine E (Recipient), Apr 2016

Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    The London Stage and the Nineteenth Century World

    Catherine E Hindson (Participant)

    16 Apr 202019 Apr 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Visuality and the Theatre in the Long Nineteenth Century

    Catherine E Hindson (Participant)

    27 Jun 201929 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Different Stages: Exploring public engagement for Drama and Theatre early career academics

    Catherine E Hindson (Participant)

    25 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk