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    I can supervise students interested in researching movement and theatre, physical theatre practice and theory, actor training, Jacques Lecoq or Jacques Copeau.

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    Mark has, since 2012, held a personal chair as Professor of Theatre Training and Education, and until August 2019 was Associate Dean (Student Experience) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. He trained originally at the École Jacques Lecoq, and with Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux, in Paris. His research interests are in the movement training of actors and performers, the creative use of reflective writing, and creative enterprise education and he welcomes interest from research students in these areas. As well as teaching and researching theatre practice he has extensive experience of directing and performing new plays, site-specific performances, and community projects. He is an Associate Editor of the Theatre Dance and Performance Training Journal and has published widely on performer training and the history and development of physical theatre. He is an NCEE Enterprise Fellow, and has completed the NCEE International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme and the Oxford University/NCEE Entrepreneurial University Leadership Programme. In 2011 he led the University’s successful application for recognition as THE Enterpreneurial University of the Year.




    My research focuses on physical theatre practice and performer training (in particular in relation to movement and physicality). I have written on the work of Jacques Copeau and Jacques Lecoq, and on the movement training of actors within the UK. I am currently researching the history and impact of physical theatre practice within the UK.


    Areas of Expertise:

    • Actor and performer training
    • Historical and contemporary development of mime, physical theatre and movement practice.
    • The work of Jacques Lecoq and Jacques Copeau.
    • Contemporary physical theatre practice.

    Research Interests

    Actor and performer training; Movement training for actors; Performance, movement and the body; Physical theatre practice and theory; The work of the French theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq; The work of the French theatre director and teacher Jacques Copeau

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, Coventry University

    Award Date: 22 Apr 2003

    Postgraduate Certificate, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Award Date: 17 Jun 1986

    Postgraduate Diploma, Cardiff University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1981


    Award Date: 1 Jul 1979


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    • Frantic Assembly

      Evans, M. & Smith, M., 31 May 2021, 1st ed. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. 192 p. (Routledge Performance Practitioners)

      Research output: Book/ReportBook

    • Editorial

      Evans, M., Fleming, C. & Reed, S. B., 2020, In: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 11, 3, p. 245-252 8 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

      1 Citation (Scopus)
    • Introduction

      Evans, M., 9 Jul 2020, The Moving Body (Le Corps Poetique): Teaching Creative Theatre. 3 ed. London: Methuen Drama, p. xvi-xxxv 20 p. (Theatre Makers).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

      Open Access
      8 Downloads (Pure)
    • Monika Pagneux

      Evans, M., 4 Sep 2020, In: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. 11, 3, p. 324-326 3 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

      Open Access
      1 Citation (Scopus)
      10 Downloads (Pure)
    • Lecoq: training, time and temporality

      Evans, M., 6 Feb 2019, Time and Performer Training. Evans, M., Thomaidis, K. & Worth, L. (eds.). 1st ed. London and New York: Routledge, p. 23-37 15 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

      Open Access
      111 Downloads (Pure)