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Emily Garside

Having originally been a Historian, Emily Garside fell back into theatre while living in Montreal. Coming home she did my MA at RADA/Kings College on their then "Text and Performance Studies" course. After a short diversion into academic administration and Secondary School teaching, she started my PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University, completing in 2015. Emily's PhD looked at the role of theatre as a response to the AIDS epidemic. This work focused on Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Jonathan Larson’s Rent as case studies. In 2017 she was able to work on the National Theatre’s production of Angels in America in various ways—from advising director Marianne Elliott, to education events, and writing an essay for the programme (“It’s my favourite”- Andrew Garfield, 2017). Her academic interests include activism and performance, audience research and Fan Studies. She's published across a range of interests/disciplines including Iain Banks, Sherlock Holmes, Location and TV and Punchdrunk.

Community Legacy is “Inherited” in Matthew Lopez’s Play
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Community Legacy is “Inherited” in Matthew Lopez’s Play

21 June 2018

Scholar Emily Garside explores the ideas at the heart of Matthew Lopez’s play The Inheritance and the way in which the story acts as a response to Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.

More Life for Angels in America
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More Life for Angels in America

25 February 2018

Scholar Emily Garside looks at the significance of the revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and asks how a play about 1980s America and the AIDS epidemic fits in our current theatre scene.