ACADEMIC

I have had the pleasure of working with many of his ex-students and they all say the same thing: they were lucky to know Michael and grow under his assured, enlightened and bold leadership.

Tony Graham

PUBLICATIONS

2019

"Wesker's Women" in Arnold Wesker: Fragments and Visions

Intellect

2019

The Adaptation: Proliferation and Prejudice

Oberon Books

2015

'Complicite' in British Theatre Companies 1980 - 1994

Methuen

2009

Playing the Novel: A Promotional Survey

Contemporary Drama Vol 17

2008

Researching the Method

Journal of Adaptation in Performance Vol 1 Issue 1

2004

The Trumpet-Major
play, adapted from Thomas Hardy

Oberon Plays

1997

Tess of the d'Urbervilles
play, adapted from Thomas Hardy

Samuel French

1996

Editor, Frontline Drama 4: Adapting Classics

Methuen

1996

Emma
play, adapted from Jane Austen

Methuen

2000

Death of a Salesman
new introductory essay

British Council

1999

The Critic
new introductory essay, British Council

British Council

1998

The Caretaker
new introductory essay

British Council

1992

Microcosm and Macrocosm: The Theatre of Athol Fugard

Washington University Press

2003-2004

Theatre Criticism

Time Out / What's On in London

"His lectures are thoroughly researched, witty and so interweaved with lashings of his originality that they are seamlessly absorbed by his grateful students."

Glen Walford

TALKS, CONFERENCES and PAPERS (selected)

2013

Adapting for the Stage

talk, Birmingham Literature Festival

2009

Steffano Benni

Riverside Studios Festival, Panel Chair

2008

Adaptations Today

paper, Cologne, Germany

2007

Adaptations of Zola

National Theatre Platform Performance, Chair

2006

Adaptations

talk, Warwick Words Festival

2005

Helen Edmundson and Shared Experience, the Writer/Director Relationship

Paper, Hawaii

2005

The Adaptation Process: a partial and promotional survey

Workshop, Hawaii

2002

In Yer Face Theatre Conference

UWE Chair of two panels

2002

British Theatre and the Repertory System

Paper given to Theatres Assoc. Chicago

2001

Thomas Hardy Onstage

paper given to Thomas Hardy Festival and Society

2000

The Tempest Onstage

Paper given to Washington Theatre Conference

1999

Harold Pinter's Theatre

Paper given to Minneapolis Theatre Conference

1999

Yeats's Theatre

paper given to Yeats International Summer School, Sligo

1993

The Director/Movement Director Relationship

Paper given at ATHE, Atlanta

Recent guest lectures and workshops: Hong Kong Academy; Carleton College, USA; British Institute in Paris; Memphis State University, USA; Estonian National Academy; Bucharest Theatre School; King's College, London; British Institute in Florence; Columbia University, USA; Associated Studios, London; British Youth Opera, London.

"He introduces students to the realities of theatre equally as a professional environment, as a scholarly discipline and as a vital cultural practice."

Sarah Whatley