Western University in Canada
Basil contributed to the stage entries of the database, working between July 2017 and December 2019. He researches on Harold Pinter and contemporary British drama and performance. He has contributed to The Theatre of Harold Pinter, Modern Drama, The Pinter Review and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. He has authored one book, The Late Harold Pinter: Political Dramatist, Poet and Activist, published in 2018. This study employs affect theory to refine and develop existing definitions of what makes Pinter’s work political. It is the first book-length study of Pinter’s later political dramas, poetry and activism. Basil also has research interests on how neoliberalism and austerity politics come to bear upon the dramatic arts. Prior to joining the Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies team Basil taught in Theatre Studies and English programmes on the history of theatre, modern drama and contemporary British theatre and performance. Basil is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, at Western University in Canada.