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Margherita Laera - Researcher

Margherita Laera is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she is co-Director of the European Theatre Research Network. She has published widely on Italian theatre, theatre criticism, theatre translation and adaptation in edited collections and scholarly journals, such as Contemporary Theatre ReviewModern Drama and Performance Research. She is the author of the forthcoming book Theatre & Translation (Palgrave, 2019) and of Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Peter Lang, 2013), and the editor of Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat (Bloomsbury, 2014). Margherita is the Online Editor of Theatre Topics and Theatre Journal. She is currently an AHRC Leadership Fellow with a project entitled ‘Translation, Adaptation, Otherness’, which was the recipient of the Theatre and Performance Research Association’s Early Career Research Prize for 2018. She also works as a freelance journalist writing about theatre and culture for Italian publications, and a theatre translator. Her versions from English and French to Italian have been published by Ubulibri and performed, amongst others, at Milan’s prestigious Piccolo Teatro. This year Margherita will be translating two plays, by Davide Carnevali and Francesca Garolla, from Italian into English, commissioned by the Creative-Europe-funded project 'FabulaMundi – Playwriting Europe’. 

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