Dr Rebecca Clode

PhD (ANU), MA (King's College, London and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), BAHons1/BScience (ANU)
The Ethel Tory Lecturer in Drama / Lecturer in English
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies 190404
  • Performing Arts And Creative Writing 1904

Research interests

Australian Drama (history, practice, playwrights)

Metatheatre (British and Australian focus)

Contemporary European and American Drama


Teaching interests:

ENGL2101 Modern European Theatre

ENGL2115 C20th American Drama

ENGL2108 Modern Australian Drama

ENGL2083 Foundations of Drama


Rebecca is a PhD graduate of the ANU and also holds an MA in Text and Performance Studies from King's College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. Research interests include Australian drama (history and practice) as well as contemporary European and American drama. Her PhD thesis explores the use of metatheatrical techniques by Australian and British playwrights (Hewett, Nowra, Wertenbaker and Murray) during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Before commencing work at the ANU in 2007, Rebecca worked as a theatre maker. Plays directed include: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Sophokles' Antigone, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Ionesco's The Lesson (ANU), The Jungle Book (Freerain Frolics), Van Badham's An Organic Response to the Ideological State Apparatus: Australia 1996-2004 (Short & Sweet, Sydney), Jim Cartwright's Two (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Rohini Sharma's Duckshove in the Cities of the Plain (White Bear Theatre, London), Pierre Marivaux's The Will (Darlo Drama). Assistant Director for: The Seven Year Itch (Freerain), Electronic City (For Lizzie Doyle in the NIDA Director's course), David Mamet's Edmond (B-Sharp, Belvoir), David Rabe's Hurly Burly (Griffin Stablemates), Tim Crouch's My Arm (B-Sharp, Belvoir), Ostrovsky's A Family Affair and Vassily Sigarev's Black Milk (B-Sharp, Belvoir).

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