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Recording now available: Aoife Monks on Dion Boucicault

A public lecture by Dr Aoife Monks and panel discussion to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dion Boucicault held on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

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This engaging presentation by Aoife Monks of Queen Mary University, London, was followed by a response from Sara Keating and a lively panel discussion including Emilie Pine and Nicholas Daly.

About Aoife Monks

Dr Aoife Monks is Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies at Queen Mary University of London where she is Director of Research in the Department of Drama, and Queen Mary’s Director of Arts and Culture. She has published two books on costume and recently collaborated with the National Theatre’s costume department to produce an exhibition and photography book on their work. Her current project considers the recent histories of virtuosity during the Celtic Tiger, investigating the 19th century performance residues that made themselves felt in the 1990s, particularly the legacies of Dion Boucicault.