Catherine Rosario

Catherine’s research focusses on the meeting points between popular art forms, canonical works and the avant-garde.

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Catherine Rosario


Associate Lecturer


Theatre and Performance


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Catherine Rosario's research interests are wide-ranging, with a particular focus on meeting points between popular artforms, canonical works and the avant-garde. As well as teaching at Goldsmiths on modernism, postmodernity, translation and adaptation, she also directs musicals and trains actors at Amersham and Wycombe College. Catherine's background combines literature and theatre as she did a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Southampton, an MA in Creative Writing in Prose from the University of East Anglia, and a practice-based PhD in theatre and performance at Goldsmiths.

Her publications include Animals and Angels: a Scene of Abjection in Lush’s Shop Window in Regent Street, Performance Research 20.2 (spring 2015), Islamic Extremism and The Merchant of Venice, Swans Commentary (2014), and online articles on theatre, art, film, TV and Theory.

Catherine's recent theatre writing includes Strange Land, a musical, based on the writings of Ernst Toller, with original lyrics by Tim Gilvin, at the Chelsea Theatre, London (May 2016), How to Make Money from Art, with Caroline Byrne, at the Phoenix Artist Club, Charing Cross (August 2015), and collaboratively writing and devising an adaptation of The Odyssey for Factory Theatre, London, directed by Tim Carroll, which toured Britain, including the Globe Theatre, London (touring from February 2012 to 2015). She is currently finalising a book on rewritings of Shakespeare’s Othello, which spans four centuries and explores the aesthetics of burlesque and tragedy.