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Professor Maria Shevtsova PhD (Sydney), M-ès-L (Paris), BA Dip.Ed

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Professor Maria Shevtsova PhD (Sydney), M-ès-L (Paris), BA Dip.Ed

Maria Shevtsova has previously held Chairs at the Universities of Connecticut (Modern and Classical Languages) and Lancaster (Founding Chair of Contemporary Performance and Theatre Studies). She was the Founding Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Sydney, and has also taught at the University of Paris. She was a Visiting Professor at various institutions, including the Teatro Ateneo and the Sapienza University of Rome, the University of Oslo, the Academy of Theatre Arts of St. Petersburg, and the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw. She has guest lectured and given master seminars extensively abroad – in China, Australia, Russia and other countries in Europe. Her permanent and invited positions reflect her international and interdisciplinary approach to theatre/performance and the teaching profession. She is a Fellow of the International Research Center at the Freie Universität in Berlin, undertaking research there in 2012 and 2013. She studied at the University of Sydney, the Institut d'Etudes Théâtrales, l'Université de Paris III, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), also in Paris. She is Dr. honoris causa of the University of Craiova (awarded 2012).

Shevtsova is the author of more than 140 articles and chapters in refereed journals and collected volumes. Her books include Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance (2004), Fifty Key Theatre Directors (2005, co-ed), Jean Genet: Performance and Politics (2006, co-ed), Robert Wilson (2007), Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre (2009, co-authored), Sociology of Theatre and Performance (2009), which assembles three decades of her pioneering work in the field, and The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing (2013, co-authored). Her publications have been translated into eleven languages, most recently Robert Wilson into Mandarin (2013) and Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance into Russian (2014) and Mandarin (2015). In 2016, Robert Wilson and The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing will be published in Russian and Serbian, respectively. She is co-editor of New Theatre Quarterly and part of the editorial team of Critical Stages, the online journal of the International Association of Theatre Critics. Shevtsova is also on the Editorial Board of several international journals, including Stanislavsky Studies, Ibsen Studies and Il Castello di Elsinore.

She is an invited theatre critic, speaker and interviewer, in various languages, of prominent theatre figures at international theatre festivals. These notably include the Golden Mask National Theatre Award and Festival in Moscow, the International Gyula Shakespeare Festival in Hungary, the International Shakespeare Festival in Craiova, and Reflex International Theatre Biennale in Sfantu Gheorghe in Romania, where she also runs seminars in theatre criticism for young theatre critics and scholars. She is an international programme consultant of the Craiova and Gyula Festivals. Shevtsova is regularly interviewed for National Television and Radio broadcasts, and conducts pre- and post-show talks in such prominent venues as the Barbican in London, as well as at the above festivals; and has regularly written programme notes for the Barbican and other theatre venues. She has served on the juries of several international competitions, including the Monte Faito Film Festival, the International Theatre Festival at Sergiev Pasad in Russia, and the Contemporary Plays Competition at the University of Craiova. She has presented such major theatre directors as Lev Dodin, Viktor Ryzhakov and Oh Tae-Seok at press conferences, the latter at the Korean Cultural Centre in London. Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the international conferences organised by the International Centre for Performance Studies in Tangier and the University Tetouan.

Shevtsova has founded and developed the sociology of the theatre as an integrated discipline and is the founding director of the Sociology of Theatre and Performance Research Group at Goldsmiths, an international group with a strong PhD student division responsible for organising annual international interdisciplinary colloquia. She designed and teaches the MA Performance and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives at Goldsmiths. She founded and leads the annual Conversations series, where her invited guests for public interview and discussion have included Eugenio Barba, Lev Dodin, Declan Donnellan, and Jaroslaw Fret and performers of Teatr ZAR, who, in 2015, returned with a lecture demonstration of their most recent work, Armine, Sister.

She was Director of Research and Graduate Studies of the Department of Drama (now Theatre and Performance), a member of the Goldsmiths Postgraduate Committee, a member of the Board of the Graduate School and of the Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee, and has contributed to other committees across the University. An elected member (1996-2004) of the Executive Committee of the

International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT), she also served as the Chair of the IFTR New Scholars’ Prize from 1997-2002. She was Secretary-Treasury and editor of the Newsletter of the Research Committee 37 Sociology of the Arts of the International Sociological Association (ISA, 1990-1994) and the Vice-President of this Research Committee from 1994-1998. She was a member of the research team of the Centre de functions imaginaires et sociales des arts at the EHESS and of the Equipe de Recherche en Scénologie, l’Université de Paris VIII. Since 2011, she has been an elected member of the Academia Europaea.

 

Research Interests

The principles of the sociology of the theatre, which Maria Shevtsova has pioneered, inform her specialist work in Russian theatre, which includes Stanislavsky and Meyerhold, and, among contemporaries, Anatoli Vassiliev, and Lev Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg. Her research encompasses a wide range of European directors (thus also Eastern European directors) and directors working primarily in Europe, especially Robert Wilson. She is particularly focused on directors who collaborate closely with actors in the context of ensemble theatre – Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil, among others. She works on dance (she has a dance background and has worked as a dance reviewer) and with such groups in the Grotowski lineage as Teatr ZAR. She continues to develop the theoretical and methodological principles of the sociology of the theatre.

Publications

Article

Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Sociology of Theatre Practices
Shevtsova, Maria. 2017. Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Sociology of Theatre Practices. Culture Teatrali(26), pp. 70-79. ISSN 1825-8220

Revolutions Remembered: the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow 2017
Shevtsova, Maria. 2017. Revolutions Remembered: the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow 2017. New Theatre Quarterly, 33(3), pp. 288-298. ISSN 0266-464X

Political Theatre in Europe: East to West, 2007-2014
Shevtsova, Maria. 2016. Political Theatre in Europe: East to West, 2007-2014. New Theatre Quarterly, 32(2), pp. 142-156. ISSN 0266-464X

The Baltic House Theatre Festival, St Petersburg: Twenty-Five Years On
Shevtsova, Maria. 2016. The Baltic House Theatre Festival, St Petersburg: Twenty-Five Years On. New Theatre Quarterly, 32(1), pp. 61-67. ISSN 0266-464X

Alive, Kicking – and Kicking Back: Russia's Golden Mask Festival 2015
Shevtsova, Maria. 2015. Alive, Kicking – and Kicking Back: Russia's Golden Mask Festival 2015. New Theatre Quarterly, 31(3), pp. 232-240. ISSN 0266-464X

Shakespeare in Gyula: Report on the Gyula Shakespeare Festival 2014
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. Shakespeare in Gyula: Report on the Gyula Shakespeare Festival 2014. New Theatre Quarterly, 30(4), pp. 397-402. ISSN 0266-464X

Stanislavsky to Grotowski: Actor to Performer/Doer
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. Stanislavsky to Grotowski: Actor to Performer/Doer. New Theatre Quarterly, 30(4), pp. 333-340. ISSN 0266-464X

Odin at Fifty
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. Odin at Fifty. New Theatre Quarterly, 30(3), p. 298. ISSN 0266-464X

The Seagull Directed by Oskaras Korsunovas
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. The Seagull Directed by Oskaras Korsunovas. Critical Stages: The IATC Webjournal/Scénes Critiques: Revue de l'AICT,

Shakespeare in Summer: Report on the Gyula Shakespeare Festival, 2013
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. Shakespeare in Summer: Report on the Gyula Shakespeare Festival, 2013. New Theatre Quarterly, 29(4), pp. 394-398. ISSN 0266-464X

Notes on 'Noteworthy' Productions at the Berlin Theatertreffen, 2013
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. Notes on 'Noteworthy' Productions at the Berlin Theatertreffen, 2013. New Theatre Quarterly, 29(3), pp. 294-301. ISSN 0266-464X

A Conversation on The Wooster Group's Troilus and Cressida with the RSC
LeCompte, Elizabeth; Valk, Kate and Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. A Conversation on The Wooster Group's Troilus and Cressida with the RSC. New Theatre Quarterly, 29(3), pp. 233-246. ISSN 0266-464X

Teatr ZAR's Journey of the Spirit
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. Teatr ZAR's Journey of the Spirit. New Theatre Quarterly, 29(2), pp. 170-184. ISSN 0266-464X

A Conversation on The Wooster Group's Hamlet
LeCompte, Elizabeth; Valk, Kate; Fliakos, Ari and Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. A Conversation on The Wooster Group's Hamlet. New Theatre Quarterly, 29(2), pp. 121-131. ISSN 0266-464X

The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg, Chekhov and Uncle Vanya
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg, Chekhov and Uncle Vanya. International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) (online journal),

An Overview of Theatertreffen in Berlin, 2012
Shevtsova, Maria. 2012. An Overview of Theatertreffen in Berlin, 2012. Critical Stages: The IATC Webjounral/Scénes Critiques: Revue web de l'AICT(7),

Reasons for Joy and Reflection: Engaging with Shakespeare at the Craiova Festival
Shevtsova, Maria. 2012. Reasons for Joy and Reflection: Engaging with Shakespeare at the Craiova Festival. New Theatre Quarterly, 28(4), pp. 352-362. ISSN 0266-464X

The Gyula Shakespeare Festival 2011
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. The Gyula Shakespeare Festival 2011. New Theatre Quarterly, 27(4), pp. 386-394. ISSN 0266-464X

A Bite of BITE at the Barbican
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. A Bite of BITE at the Barbican. New Theatre Quarterly, 27(3), pp. 283-285. ISSN 0266-464X

On Double Edge Theatre. Stacy Klein in Conversation with Maria Shevtsova
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. On Double Edge Theatre. Stacy Klein in Conversation with Maria Shevtsova. New Theatre Quarterly, 27(1), pp. 41-59. ISSN 0266-464X

BITE at the Barbican
Shevtsova, Maria. 2010. BITE at the Barbican. New Theatre Quarterly, 26(3), pp. 293-296. ISSN 0266-464x

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Anna Zubrzycki and Grzegorz Bral, 'Song of the Goat Theatre: Finding Flow and Connection'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2010. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Anna Zubrzycki and Grzegorz Bral, 'Song of the Goat Theatre: Finding Flow and Connection'. New Theatre Quarterly, 26(3), pp. 248-260. ISSN 0266-464x

'Elementy i zasady'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2010. 'Elementy i zasady'. Didaskalia, pp. 58-67.

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Anatoli Vassiliev, 'Studio Theatre, Laboratory Theatre'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Anatoli Vassiliev, 'Studio Theatre, Laboratory Theatre'. New Theatre Quarterly, 25(4), pp. 324-332. ISSN 0266-464x

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Thomas Richards and Mario Biagini, 'With and After Grotowski'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Thomas Richards and Mario Biagini, 'With and After Grotowski'. New Theatre Quarterly, 25(4), pp. 336-359. ISSN 0266-464x

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Jatinder Verma, 'The Generations of the Diaspora and Multiculturalism in Britain'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Jatinder Verma, 'The Generations of the Diaspora and Multiculturalism in Britain'. New Theatre Quarterly, 25(3), pp. 203-223. ISSN 0266-464x

Lev Dodin Directs Grossman, O'Neill and Shakespeare
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Lev Dodin Directs Grossman, O'Neill and Shakespeare. New Theatre Quarterly, 25(2), pp. 137-147. ISSN 0266-464x

The Valery Fokin Festival at the Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. The Valery Fokin Festival at the Alexandrinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. New Theatre Quarterly, 25(1), pp. 44-51. ISSN 0266-464x

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Eugenio Barba, Reinventing Theatre
Shevtsova, Maria. 2007. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Eugenio Barba, Reinventing Theatre. New Theatre Quarterly, 23(2), pp. 99-114. ISSN 0266-464x

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Ann-Christen Rommen, Experiencing the Movement
Shevtsova, Maria. 2007. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Ann-Christen Rommen, Experiencing the Movement. New Theatre Quarterly, 23(1), pp. 58-66. ISSN 0266-464x

Robert Wilson Directs 'When We Dead Awaken', 'The Lady From The Sea' and 'Peer Gynt'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2007. Robert Wilson Directs 'When We Dead Awaken', 'The Lady From The Sea' and 'Peer Gynt'. Ibsen Studies, 7(1), pp. 84-104. ISSN 1502-1866

Appropriating Pierre Bourdieu's champs and habitus for a sociology of stage productions
Shevtsova, Maria. 2002. Appropriating Pierre Bourdieu's champs and habitus for a sociology of stage productions. Contemporary Theatre Review, 12(3), pp. 35-66. ISSN 10267166

Book

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing
Shevtsova, Maria and Innes, Christopher. 2013. The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521606226

Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre
Shevtsova, Maria and Innes, Christopher. 2009. Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521888431

Sociology of Theatre and Performance
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Sociology of Theatre and Performance. Verona: QuiEdit. ISBN 9788864640136

Robert Wilson
Shevtsova, Maria. 2007. Robert Wilson. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-33881-3

Fifty Key Theatre Directors
Shevtsova, Maria and Mitter, Shomit. 2005. Fifty Key Theatre Directors. Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 9780415187312

Lev Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance
Shevtsova, Maria. 2004. Lev Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance. Routledge. ISBN 9780415334624

Theatre and Cultural Interaction
Shevtsova, Maria. 1993. Theatre and Cultural Interaction. Sydney: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture. ISBN 0949405086

Book Section

Innovative Practices: Stanislavsky Directs Chekhov and Gorky
Shevtsova, Maria. 2017. Innovative Practices: Stanislavsky Directs Chekhov and Gorky. In: Amy Skinner, ed. Russian Theatre in Practice. London: Bloomsbury.

Robert Wilson
Shevtsova, Maria. 2016. Robert Wilson. In: John Russell Brown and Stephen Di Benedetto, eds. Designers' Shakespeare. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 118-136. ISBN 9780415525077

Living Archives and Politics: The Case of Recent Russian Theatre
Shevtsova, Maria. 2015. Living Archives and Politics: The Case of Recent Russian Theatre. In: Khalid Amine and Jaouad Radouani, eds. Memory and Theatre: Performing the Archive. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Performing Tangier International Conference. Tangier: Faculties of Letters and Humanities, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, pp. 31-45. ISBN 978-9954-36-338-6

Social Practice
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. Social Practice. In: Bryan Reynolds, ed. Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts and Theories. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 297-303. ISBN 9780230247307

Postdramatic, Non-aesthetic, and Other Signs of the Times
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. Postdramatic, Non-aesthetic, and Other Signs of the Times. In: Jerzy Limon and Agnieszka Zukowska, eds. An Atomizing Theatre. Gdansk: wydawnictwo slowo/obraz terytoria, pp. 143-148. ISBN 978-83-931104-3-8

The Tempest: Declan Donnellan and Oskaras Korsunovas Look Backwards into the Abyss of Time
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. The Tempest: Declan Donnellan and Oskaras Korsunovas Look Backwards into the Abyss of Time. In: Anna Cetera, ed. Szekspiromania Andrzeja Zurowskiego: ksiega dedykowana pamieci. Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press, pp. 182-191. ISBN 9788323510741

Pytor Semak
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. Pytor Semak. In: John Russell Brown, ed. The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeare. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 215-226. ISBN 978-0-415-48301-8

Deborah Warner Directs Hedda Gabler: Mercurial Pistols
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. Deborah Warner Directs Hedda Gabler: Mercurial Pistols. In: Erika Fischer-Lichte; Barbara Gronau and Christel Weiler, eds. Global Ibsen: Performing Multiple Modernities. New York: Routledge, pp. 102-113. ISBN 9780415877138

White and Black Magic: Robert Wilson's 'Einstein on the Beach' and 'The Black Rider'
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. White and Black Magic: Robert Wilson's 'Einstein on the Beach' and 'The Black Rider'. In: Gerald Siegmund and Petra Bolte-Picker, eds. Subjekt: Theater. Beiträge zur analytischen Theatralität: Festschrift für Helga Finter zum 65. Geburtstag. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 245-257. ISBN 978-3-631-60680-3

Multimedia and Performance: Decoration and Invention
Shevtsova, Maria. 2010. Multimedia and Performance: Decoration and Invention. In: Jerzy Limon and Agnieszka Zukowska, eds. Theatrical Blends: Art in the Theatre/Theatre in the Art. Gdansk: Theatrum Gedanense Foundation, pp. 97-109. ISBN 978-83-7453-989-0

Cross-cultural Fields: Korean Shakespeare Productions in Global Context
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Cross-cultural Fields: Korean Shakespeare Productions in Global Context. In: Lee Hyon-u, ed. Glocalizing Shakespeare in Korea and Beyond. Seoul: Dongin Publishing, pp. 157-178. ISBN 9788955064131

Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Lev Dodin at Goldsmiths (conducted in Russian)
Shevtsova, Maria. 2009. Maria Shevtsova in Conversation with Lev Dodin at Goldsmiths (conducted in Russian). In: , ed. Puteshestviye bzs kontsa: Dialogi s Mirom [Journey Without End: Dialogues with the World]. St Petersburg: Baltic Seasons, pp. 270-282. ISBN n/a

Peter Brook
Shevtsova, Maria. 2008. Peter Brook. In: John Russell Brown, ed. The Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 16-36. ISBN 978-0-415-57767-0

Robert Wilson’s Theatre as Visual Art
Shevtsova, Maria. 2008. Robert Wilson’s Theatre as Visual Art. In: Chen Yongguo, ed. Visual Culture Studies: A Reader. Beijing: Beijing University Press, pp. 288-302.

Multiculturalism, Theatre and the Politics of Liberation: The Melbourne Workers Theatre and the Turkish Community
Shevtsova, Maria. 2007. Multiculturalism, Theatre and the Politics of Liberation: The Melbourne Workers Theatre and the Turkish Community. In: Glen D'Cruz, ed. Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987–2007. Victoria: The Vulgar Press, pp. 88-103. ISBN 978-0-9775047-3-2

The Theatre of Genet in Sociological Perspective
Shevtsova, Maria. 2006. The Theatre of Genet in Sociological Perspective. In: Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery and Maria Shevtsova, eds. Jean Genet: Performance and Politics. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 44-54. ISBN 9781403994806

The Russian Presence in Paris 1988–2000
Shevtsova, Maria. 2002. The Russian Presence in Paris 1988–2000. In: David Bradby and Maria M. Delgado, eds. The Paris Jigsaw: Internationalism and the City's Stages. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 186-197. ISBN 0719061849

Conference or Workshop Item

Living Archives and Politics: The Case of Recent Russian Theatre
Shevtsova, Maria. 2015. 'Living Archives and Politics: The Case of Recent Russian Theatre'. In: Memory and Theatre: Performance the Archive. International Centre for Performance Studies, Tangier, Morocco.

Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Sociology of Theatre Practices
Shevtsova, Maria. 2015. 'Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Sociology of Theatre Practices'. In: Thinking the Theatre – New Theatrology and Performance Studies. Turin, Italy.

Getting a Grip in the Theatre Houses of Europe
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. 'Getting a Grip in the Theatre Houses of Europe'. In: Whither Political Theatre?. St John's College, University of Cambridge.

Whose Shakespeare is Contemporary?
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. 'Whose Shakespeare is Contemporary?'. In: Academic Conference of the Gyula International Shakespeare Festival. Gyula, Hungary.

Alternative Dramaturgies?
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. 'Alternative Dramaturgies?'. In: Alternative Dramaturgies of the New Millennium. Tangier, Morocco.

When is an Agent not an Agent?
Shevtsova, Maria. 2014. 'When is an Agent not an Agent?'. In: Politics of the Applied: Theatre and Art as Intervention/Theater und Kunst als Intervention'. Berlin, Germany.

Politics and Dance
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Politics and Dance'. In: Tanz Über Gräben: The Rite of Spring, 1913-2013. Berlin, Germany.

Meyerholdian Dimensions in the Work of Contemporary Directors
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Meyerholdian Dimensions in the Work of Contemporary Directors'. In: Vsevolod Meyerhold's Theatre Practices. Wroclaw, Poland.

Russian Plays and Novels in Contemporary German Theatre (in Russian)
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Russian Plays and Novels in Contemporary German Theatre (in Russian)'. In: Conference for Directors and Theatre Critics at the Baltic House International Theatre Fesitval. St Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Postdramatic, Non-theatre, and Other Signs of the Times
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Postdramatic, Non-theatre, and Other Signs of the Times'. In: Interdisciplinary Conference of the Shakespeare Festival, Gdansk. Gdansk.

Theatrical Newspeak
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Theatrical Newspeak'. In: The Interdisciplinary Conference of the Shakespeare Festival, Gdansk. Gdansk.

To Be or Not To Be: That May Well Be the Question
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'To Be or Not To Be: That May Well Be the Question'. In: Academic Conference of the Gyula International Shakespeare Festival. Gyula, Hungary.

The Dance Hybrids of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'The Dance Hybrids of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui'. In: Tanz Kongress. Düsseldorf, Germany.

Russian Theatre Seen Through the Eyes of Foreign Critics (in Russian)
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Russian Theatre Seen Through the Eyes of Foreign Critics (in Russian)'. In: Conference for Theatre Critics and Directors of the Golden Mask Theatre Festival. Moscow, Russian Federation.

Teatr ZAR's Research Expeditions
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Teatr ZAR's Research Expeditions'. In: Research Seminar at the International Resarch Center 'Interweaving Performance Cultures' at the Freie Universität. Berlin, Germany.

Stanislavsky's Ghost in Britain (in Russian)
Shevtsova, Maria. 2013. 'Stanislavsky's Ghost in Britain (in Russian)'. In: Stanislavsky and World Theatre in Celebration of Stanislavsky's Jubilee (150 Years Since His Birth). Moscow, Russian Federation.

Researching Directors
Shevtsova, Maria. 2012. 'Researching Directors'. In: Public Lecture at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Sidcup.

Stanislavsky to Grotowski and Teatr ZAR
Shevtsova, Maria. 2012. 'Stanislavsky to Grotowski and Teatr ZAR'. In: The Actor is Dead. Long Live the Actor. Novi Sad, Serbia.

This Step Before the Next One: Teatr ZAR
Shevtsova, Maria. 2012. 'This Step Before the Next One: Teatr ZAR'. In: Research Seminar at the International Research Center 'Interweaving Performance Cultures', Freie Universität. Berlin, Germany.

Directors Invent 'Theatricality': Focus on Vsevolod Meyerhold and Ariane Mnouchkine
Shevtsova, Maria. 2011. 'Directors Invent 'Theatricality': Focus on Vsevolod Meyerhold and Ariane Mnouchkine'. In: The Grotowski Institute Summer Seminars. Wroclaw, Poland.

Edited Book

Jean Genet: Performance and Politics
Shevtsova, Maria; Finburgh, Clare and Lavery, Carl, eds. 2006. Jean Genet: Performance and Politics. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781403994806

Gramsci: His Thoughts and Influence
Rubino, Nina and Shevtsova, Maria, eds. 1989. Gramsci: His Thoughts and Influence. Sydney: FILEF Italo-Australian Publications. ISBN 0958993742