Dr Scott Fraser

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  • Qualifications:PhD: York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.
  • Position:Associate Head of Department: Performance
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 84374
  • Email:Scott.Fraser@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr R Scott Fraser is the Associate Head of Department with responsibility for Performance, and the link tutor for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Scott is an academic, theatre maker, and artist. He has extensive higher education management experience, and is the former chairman of Bath Artists’ Studios. He has designed curricula across numerous fields, including Drama, Acting, and Creative Writing; and his scholarship has covered Shakespeare and contemporary British Drama and Film. For further information about fine art and specific theatre productions see www.rscottfraser.com.

Area of expertise

Recent Theatre Productions

Wootton Bassett (Writer, Co-director), St Matthias, Bristol, 05 / 2010.

16. (Writer, Director), The Brewery Theatre, Bristol, 02 / 2012.

UWE New Writing Festival (Producer), The Brewery Theatre, Bristol, 06 / 2012:

- Lions and Tigers and Bears by Jack Perry. Directed by Amanda Penlington.
Silent Columbine by Hannah Williams Walton. Directed by Craig Snelling.

Shelter (Writer, Director), The Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol, 03 / 2013.

UWE New Writing Festival (Producer), The Brewery Theatre, Bristol, 06 / 2013:

Again, Today by James Tapp. Directed by Amanda Penlington.
Jerry and the Dog, by Tabitha Mayhead and Oliver Prain. Directed by Amanda Penlington.
Treasure House, by Daisy Cochran. Directed by Craig Snelling.

Academic Books

A Politic Theatre: The Drama of David Hare (Amsterdam: RODOPI, 1996). 208 pages.

Twentieth-century British and American Theatre: A Critical Guide to Archives, co-authorship with Christopher Innes and Katherine Carlestrom (UK: Ashgate, 1999). 316 pages.


“Under the Weather: Metadrama and Metaphysical Determinism in Michael Cook’s Jacob’s Wake,” Documents (1992) C.I.D.É.C., Université de Paris XII, I.P.É.C., Université de Rouen. 1-11.

“(Re:) Defining the Assault: Institutional Corruption and the Individual in Hare’s Juvenilia,” Hersh Zeifman, ed. David Hare: A Casebook (New York: Garland, 1994). 89-109.

“On Ophelia.” Shakespeare Yearbook (2000). 238-259.

“‘For no other offence but proximity’: Stuff Happens to The Queen,” Anthony David Barker, ed. Giving and Taking Offence – Ofender e ser ofendido (Portugal: Universidade de Aveiro, 2008). 35-46.

“Henry V and the Performance of War,” Ros King and Paul J. C. M. Franssen, eds. Shakespeare and War (UK: Palgrave, 2008). 71-83.

“The king has killed his heart.” The Death of Falstaff in Henry V. Sederi 20 (2010): 145-157.



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