Dr Lara Kipp PhD, MA, BA(Hons)

Dr Lara Kipp

Lecturer in Theatre and Scenography

Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies

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Lara Maleen Kipp is an early career researcher, scenographer, and theatre practitioner. Her PhD at Aberystwyth University engaged in an aesthetic analysis of Howard Barker’s scenography. Previously, she completed a Master’s degree in Practising Theatre & Performance and a joint BA (Hons) Scenography & Theatre Design and Drama & Theatre Studies. Her work experiences include Vivienne Westwood Studios, the Salzburg Opera Festival, and a lectureship at the University of Derby. She has published with Intellect, De Gruyter, Palgrave Macmillan, Sorbonne University, and Taylor & Francis. Her research interests include scenography, voice and performance, and contemporary European Theatre. She is a native speaker of German and English, and currently learning Welsh.

She works part-time as Lecturer in Scenography and Theatre at Aberystwyth University.


Kipp, LM 2023, 'Skirts: Fashioning Modern Femininity in the Twentieth Century, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell', Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 422-424. 10.1386/fspc_00184_5
Kipp, L 2022, 'From Marlene to Conchita and Kim: Gender performativities and iconicity in ‘naked’ dresses', Fashion, Style and Popular Culture. 10.1386/fspc_00161_1
Kipp, L 2019, 'Brecht and the writer’s workshop – Fatzer and other dramatic projects: Edited by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland, London, Methuen Drama, 2019, 391 pp., £23.39 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-4742-7328-2', Studies in Theatre and Performance, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 120-121. 10.1080/14682761.2019.1606980
Kipp, L 2018, Death, Decay and Domesticity: The Corpse as Pivotal Stage Presence in Howard Barker’s Dead Hands. in K Jones, B Poore & R Dean (eds), Contemporary Gothic Drama: Attraction, Consummation and Consumption on the Modern British Stage. Palgrave Gothic, Springer Nature, pp. 43-59. 10.1057/978-1-349-95359-2_3
Kipp, L 2018, '“What Is this Place...?”: Howard Barker’s Spatial Scenography', Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 249-264. 10.1515/jcde-2018-0024
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