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Dr Eleanor Chadwick

Senior Lecturer & Programme Leader (Performing Arts)

School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Ellie Chadwick

Role Summary

Ellie is a Senior Lecturer in Acting in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AH&SS). She is also Programme Leader for the Acting and Musical Theatre degree courses.


PhD Theatre Studies, University of Warwick; MFA Staging Shakespeare, University of Exeter; BA (Hons) English, University of Bristol


Contemporary theatre; acting technique & actor training; classical theatre; intercultural theatre.


Immersive and multi-sensory theatre; digital theatre; experimental theatre; intercultural theatre; ritual; theatrical heritage; medieval and early modern theatre; practice-as-research; audience research; actor training.



  • Eleanor Chadwick, Historically-Responsive Storytelling: How Contemporary Western Theatre is Rediscovering its Roots (London: Routledge, accepted/forthcoming).

Book chapters:

  • Eleanor Chadwick, ‘History, Her Story, or Our Story? Navigating the Tensions of Historically-Responsive Storytelling in Emilia’, Laura Kressly, Aida Patient, Kimberly A. Williams (eds), Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia: A Companion Reader (London: Routledge, accepted/forthcoming 2022).
  • Eleanor Chadwick, ‘Fantasizing History: Anachronism, Creative License and the Re-emergence of an Early Language of Storytelling’, Paul Hardwick and Kate Lister (eds), Vikings and the Vikings: The Norse World(s) of the History Channel Series (Jefferson: McFarland, 2019).

Journal articles:

  • Eleanor Chadwick, ‘Tracing a “global” female body: transnational feminism, Ana Mendieta, and Trace of Us’, Istanbul University Journal of Women’s Studies (İstanbul Üniversitesi Kadın Araştırmaları Dergisi), Special Issue on women, dance and music (forthcoming 2023).
  • Ana Levordashka, Danaë Stanton Fraser, Iain D. Gilchrist, Paul Hill, and Eleanor Chadwick, ‘Sensing the Audience in Digital Streaming: Lessons from a Global Pandemic’, Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 472 (May 2021), 1–6, <>.


Blogs / magazine articles:



Roles on external bodies

Founding co-convenor of the Performance Working Group, Network for Embodied Consciousness and the Arts (NECTArts) 

Other Interests

Writing, aerial arts, fitness, painting, travel

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