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Bridget Orr


My research areas are eighteenth-century British theatre and empire and modern writing from Aotearoa New Zealand.  I have published two books on the former topic, Empire on the English Stage, 1660 – 1714 (2001)and British Enlightenment Theatre: Dramatizing Difference (2019), both with Cambridge University Press.  In addition to my work on eighteenth-century British literature and theatre,I have published many essays on Aotearoa writers including Katherine Mansfield, Witi Ihimaera and Robert Sullivan.