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Michael Edgar

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Michael Edgar

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Theatre and Performance | School of Creative Arts and Media
School of Creative Arts and Media

Inveresk Campus

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Michael.Edgar@utas.edu.au

Biography

Michael Edgar was born in Gateshead in North-East England. At Leeds University he gained a B.A (Hons in English (1961) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (1962) before training for the theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London (1965).

Between 1965 and 1967 he worked in various English repertory companies and then for three years in a long-running West End play, Spring and Port Wine. From 1969 to 1972 he worked with the National Theatre of Great Britain.

In 1972 he came to Australia and in 1973 married his wife, Sheryl, whom he had met in London between 1973 and 1983 worked mainly with the Melbourne Theatre Company. In his final year, he worked in their Schoolsday program as an actor, writer, and director.

In 1983 he also began working as a lecturer in the Performing Arts Department of Deakin University in Geelong and appeared as an actor with the Mill Theatre Company there.

In 1985 he moved to Tasmania to help develop the new theatre course in the Centre for Drama Studies at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education. This later became the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology before being amalgamated with the University of Tasmania.

Michael was a founding committee member of Theatre North and was Vice-Chair from 2011-2015. He has served on various Arts Tasmania committees and on the inaugural committee of the Theatre Council of Tasmania. He was a committee member of the Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association and was its President from 2000 to 2002.

Since retiring from the University as Deputy Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts in 2008, Michael has continued to work as an actor and director in local theatre.

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Fields of Research

  • Drama, theatre and performance studies (360403)

Research Objectives

  • The performing arts (130104)
  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Other information and communication services (229999)
  • Arts (130199)

Publications

Total publications

15

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2003Other Creative WorkEdgar M, '(Romeos + Juliets)n: Performance in Impure Research', School of Visual & Performing Arts, Launceston, pp. 2 (2003) [Minor Creative Work]

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2003Major Creative WorkEdgar M, 'Research the musical', SVPA University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, pp. 32 (2003) [Performance]

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2003Major Creative WorkEdgar M, 'The Once and Future Baby', SVPA University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, pp. 54 (2003) [Performance]

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2003Other Public OutputEdgar M, 'Portaits of the Franklins and their antagonists', The Examiner, The Examiner Newspaper, Launceston, 29 March 2003 (2003) [Newspaper Article]

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2001Conference PublicationEdgar M, 'Nora, Nora, Nora: Playing with the Time Frame of A Doll's House', Australian Drama Studies Association (ADSA), June, 2001, University of New South Wales (2001) [Conference Extract]

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2000Major Creative WorkEdgar M, 'Silence on Stage', University of Tasmania, Launceston, pp. 48 (2000) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Conference Publication

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2001Edgar M, 'Nora, Nora, Nora: Playing with the Time Frame of A Doll's House', Australian Drama Studies Association (ADSA), June, 2001, University of New South Wales (2001) [Conference Extract]

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Major Creative Work

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2007Edgar M, 'Boy gets Girl', The annexe theatre Inveresk (2007) [Performance]

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2006Edgar M, 'The Canterbury Tales', Inveresk Play Series, The annexe theatre Inveresk, Inveresk Play Series, pp. 12 (2006) [Performance]

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2003Edgar M, 'Research the musical', SVPA University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, pp. 32 (2003) [Performance]

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2003Edgar M, 'Twenty Minute Traffic', SVPA University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, pp. 20 (2003) [Performance]

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2003Edgar M, 'The Once and Future Baby', SVPA University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, pp. 54 (2003) [Performance]

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2000Edgar M, 'Silence on Stage', University of Tasmania, Launceston, pp. 48 (2000) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(7 outputs)
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2007Edgar M, 'Boy gets Girl', The annexe Inveresk, Launceston, pp. 1 (2007) [Catalogue]

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2007Edgar M, 'Love', The annexe Inveresk, Launceston, pp. 1 (2007) [Catalogue]

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2006Edgar M, 'Churchillian Rhetoric', The annexe Inveresk, Launceston, pp. 2 (2006) [Catalogue]

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2006Edgar M, 'Hitchcock Blonde', The annexe Inveresk, Launceston, pp. 2 (2006) [Catalogue]

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2003Edgar M, '(Romeos + Juliets)n: Performance in Impure Research', School of Visual & Performing Arts, Launceston, pp. 2 (2003) [Minor Creative Work]

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2003Edgar M, 'Shakespeare in shorts: a brief note', School of Visual & Performing Arts, Launceston, pp. 10 (2003) [Catalogue]

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2001Edgar M, 'Peer Gynt: Self-Seeker ISBN 0 85901 949 7', University of Tasmania, Launceston, pp. 3 (2001) [Catalogue]

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Other Public Output

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2003Edgar M, 'Portaits of the Franklins and their antagonists', The Examiner, The Examiner Newspaper, Launceston, 29 March 2003 (2003) [Newspaper Article]

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Research Supervision

Completed

4

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDSonorous Theatre - Dark Voices in Revolt: Uniting the Core, Proximity and the Human Voice in Crisis
Candidate: Robert Lewis
2011
MastersAn Impulsive Gesture. Exploring Gesture as Embodied Imagination in Character Development
Candidate: Nicole Sylvia Jobson
2009
MastersRevealing the Taboo: A Theatrical Investigation
Candidate: Geoffrey Dobson
2007
MastersOn the Death of Character - A Metatheatrical Tragedy
Candidate: Leigh Johnathon Oswin
2007