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Dr Katja Krebs

Dr Katja Krebs

Dr Katja Krebs
B.A.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Hull)

Senior Lecturer in Performance and Theatre Studies

Area of research

Translation, Adaptation and Theatre History

Vandyck Building,
Cantocks Close, Bristol BS8 1UP
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+44 (0) 117 331 5082
+44 (0) 117 928 9825


Katja Krebs’ research interests are mainly in areas related to translation studies, theatre history and historiography, and adaptations for performance. She is particularly interested in the relationship between translation practice and dramatic tradition, and translation and adaptation practices, products and concepts. Related research interests include early twentieth-century European theatre history, pan-European theatre exchanges, and the investigation of translation as performative practice.

Katja would be keen to supervise research students interested in areas relating to translation and adaptation, historiography, nineteenth- and twentieth-century European theatre history, translation and theatre practice, and the construction of dramatic traditions.


I studied at the Performance Translation Centre at the University of Hull for my PhD, took up my first lecturing post at the University of Glamorgan in South Wales, and am, since 2008, a lecturer in the Drama Department at the University of Bristol. 


I teach a variety of units on the undergraduate degree programme and am also currently the Director of Programmes. My teaching focuses on, but is not limited too, European theatre history with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. At MA Level, I am the programme director of the MA Performance Research and contribute to a number of units such as Research Methods and Questions in Performance Research, Performance Place/Space, and Performance Histories. I supervise a number of independent projects at undergraduate, MA and MLitt/PhD level.


  • translation adaptation theatre and performance histories Anglo-German theatrical relations



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