Mark Shields

Mark Shields

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I am a full-time postgraduate research student from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds. My research considers how a queer reading of Stanislavsky's System through a critical engagement with moments of shame in An Actor's Work (2010) might reveal and articulate a relational ethics for actor training pedagogy. I am a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a distinction in MA Actor Training and Coaching (2016) and the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, with a BA in Theatre and Performance (2011). Since graduating, I have returned to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as a visiting lecturer and continue to teach acting as a freelance teacher.

Research interests

  • Actor Training
  • Pedagogy
  • Queer Theory
  • Ethics
  • Autoethnography
  • Verbatim theatre practices
  • Queer Theatre and Performance
  • Drag

I am a member of the School of Performance and Cultural Industries Performance Training, Preparation and Pedagogy Research Group.

Qualifications

  • MA Actor Training and Coaching
  • BA Theatre and Performance