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Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen

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Personal statement

Miranda is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Musical Theatre, specialising in Musical Theatre, American Drama and Dramaturgy.

Her practical experience includes work as an associate director on productions of "Marriage of Figaro", "Macbeth", Ostrovsky's "A Family Affair", a new adaptation of Alain Fournier's "Le Grand Meaulne"s and the world premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's translation of "Pelleas and Melisande".

In New York, her experience as a script reader, literary manager and dramaturg included work for the New York Public Theater, commercial producer Jim Freydberg and the writer-driven Harbor Theatre Company. From 2004-5 she was a Founding Producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).

In London, Miranda worked as Programme Coordinator for Mercury Musical Developments and served on the steering committee of Musical Theatre Matters, a networking organisation for directors and producers.

Before joining Bath Spa, she lectured on Drama and Musical Theatre at the University of Greenwich and Goldsmiths College, London.

At Bath Spa University, Miranda has taught modules in Theatre History, Tragedy and Dramaturgy and introduced practical and theoretical modules on Musical Theatre to the Drama curriculum, which she has now developed into a Musical Theatre pathway through the BA Drama programme. She also led the creation of a foundation degree and BA top-up degree in Musical Theatre that is delivered at our partner institution, Weston College, for which she is now the Bath Spa link tutor for both programmes.

Academic qualifications

  • BA(Hons) University College London
  • MA RADA/Kings College London
  • PhD Columbia University, New York.

Professional qualifications

  • PGCE English and Drama - Institute of Education, London.

Teaching specialism

  • Musical Theatre
  • American Drama
  • Dramaturgy.

External roles

I served three years as the External Examiner for MA Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Current scholarship

I have a special interest in comparative analysis of British and American musicals and am currently working on a performance analysis of "Gypsy".

Research and academic outputs

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