consultants for the development of research programmes, academic courses and international cooperation.
Professor Michael Mangan (M.A., Ph.D., Cambridge) has held Chairs in the UK at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and at De Montfort University, Leicester, and he is currently Chair of Drama at Exeter University. His main research interests lie in the broad area of theatre and society: he has published books, articles and papers on a broad range of subjects including: theatre and gender, theatre and social justice, Shakespeare and Renaissance theatre, the cultural history of popular performance, and contemporary British theatre.
He has also worked as a playwright, a director, a literary manager, a dramaturg and an actor. His books include Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus: A Critical Study,( Harmondsworth: Penguin 1987), A Preface to Shakespeare’s Comedies, (London: Longman 1991). His monograph, Staging Masculinities: Gender, History, Performance, (Basingstoke: Palgrave 2002), explores ways in which masculinities have been represented and negotiated on stage. His most recent book is about stage conjuring: Performing (Dark) Arts: a Cultural History of Magic in Performance, Bristol, Intellect Books 2007.