Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick
Head, School of Languages and Cultures
Phone+61 2 9351 7862
Tim Fitzpatrick joined Performance Studies in the 1980s from the Italian department. He is currently seconded to the School of Languages and Cultures as Head of School, but continues to teach and conduct research in Performance Studies. His most recent work centres on the role which Elizabethan playwrights played, through their playtexts, in the organisation of performances in the public playhouses.
- Flexible performance
- Elizabethan performance
- Elizabethan playwrighting
- Elizabethan theatre architecture
- Elizabethan and 16th century Italian performance processes
- Part of a larger process of collaboration with Gay McAuley and Laura Ginters, along with John Golder (UNSW) and Jacqueline Martin (QUT), this work examines and compares 16th and 17th century performance preparation processes in Italy and London.
- Performance implications of Elizabethan stage directions
- This work has led to an extended public dialogue in the pages of Theatre Notebook with Andrew Gurr about the extent to which Elizabethan playtexts can be analysed for information about performance and about Elizabethan performance preparation processes in a theatrical culture which privileged rapid turnover of plays in repertory.
1995 The Relationship of Oral and Literate Performance Processes in the Commedia dell'Arte: Beyond the Improvisation/Memorisation Divide Lewiston/Queen-ston/Lampeter, Edwin Mellen Press
Selected publications - Articles
2004 "Reconstructing Shakespeare's Second Globe using CAD design tools" Early Modern Literature Studies]] March (online refereed journal [[http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/ emlshome.html)
2002 "Playwrights with Foresight: staging resources in the Elizabethan playhouses" Theatre Notebook Vol 56, No. 2 (Summer 2002), pp. 85-116
2000 (with W. Millyard) "Hangings, Doors and Discoveries: Conflicting Evidence or Problematical Assumptions?" Theatre Notebook Vol 54, No. 1 (Spring 2000), pp. 2-23
1999 a "Stage Management, Dramaturgy and Spatial Semiotics in Shakespeare's Dia-logue" Theatre Research International Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring 1999), pp. 1-23
1999b (with R. Emerson) "Reconstructing the spatial dynamics of ëlost' theatre spaces; Shakespeare's second, first and third Globe Theatres" aPER (People and Physical Environment Research) 53-54, 1999, pp. 42-57
1996 "The Fortune Contract and Hollar's Original Drawing of Southwark: Indications of a Smaller First Globe" Shakespeare Bulletin 14: 4 (Fall 1996) pp. 5-10
1995 "Shakespeare's Exploitation of a Two-door Stage: Macbeth" Theatre Research International Vol. 20, no. 3, Autumn 1995, pp. 207-30
1991(with S. Batten) "Watching the Watchers Watch: Some Implications of Audi-ence Attention Patterns" Gestos 12: November 1991, pp. 11-31
1989 "van Battista Fagiuoli e la Commedia all'improvviso: Due Manoscritti nella Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze'" Biblioteca Teatrale 12: 1989, pp. 61-84
Rehearsal Studies; Gender and Performance; Dramaturgy; Documentation of Performance; Theatre History; The Playwright in the Theatre.
- Commedia dell'arte
- Theatre semiotics
- Audience response
- Elizabethan performance
- 2005 "Performance Preparation Processes: the Limitations of History", XXXV International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, University of Maryland, June 26-July 2 2005
- 2003 "Between Patronage and Commercialism: theatre, stage and ëset' design in the Elizabethan public playhouses", PATRONAGE, SPECTACLE, AND THE STAGE: International Conference on Scenography: June 18 - 22 2003, Theatre Institute, Prague