Andrew Burton

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
 Andrew Burton

Research and professional activities


Ecodramaturgy and the role of naturalism

This project critically reassesses naturalism and its potential as a theatrical form in tackling issues of global warming and ecological crisis. Using a research methodology that combines historically contextualised play analysis with ecodramaturgy, my study explores the possibilities naturalism offers, and the limitations it imposes upon, the eco-dramatist

Supervisor: Professor Elizabeth Kuti

Research interests


I am interested in the tension between the vast spatiotemporal dimensions of our current ecological crisis and the more human dimensions that theatre and performance typically focus on. In my research, I look at the forms and conventions playwrights and other theatre-makers use, subvert and reimagine in order to address this tension.

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