Vicki Ann Cremona is Chair of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta, and Professor within the Theatre Studies Department. She graduated from the Université de Provence, France and was a Visiting Scholar at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. She was appointed Ambassador of Malta to France between 2005-2009, and to Tunisia between 2009-2013. A former member of the National UNESCO Commission and the National Folklore Commission, Prof. Cremona was member of and rapporteur for the EU Evaluation Committee for the Valletta Capital of Culture 2018. She has contributed to the National Cultural Policy that was published in February 2010. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR). Prof. Cremona has published internationally, mainly about theatrical events and public celebration, notably Carnival, Commedia dell’Arte, theatre anthropology, Maltese Theatre and costume. She is particularly interested in the relations between power and society as expressed through theatre and theatrical events. She is the author of Carnival and Power. Play and Politics in a Crown Colony (Palgrave Macmillan 2018). She has also written, co-edited and co-authored various books and articles, including Thinking with the feet (2017), Spazji Teatrali, A Catalogue of Theatres in Malta and Gozo (2017), Stanislavski’s System. Mimesis, Truth and Verisimilitude (2019), Theatre Scandals. Social Dynamics of Turbulent Theatrical Events (2020), The Role of Theatre in the Modernisation of Tunisia (2021). She has also translated books and articles, mainly from Italian or French.
theatre and power
popular theatre and theatrical events (Commedia dellâ€™arte, Carnival, processions) and their relationship with power structures and politics;
Maltese theatre history
contemporary theatre, with a recently developed interest in North African theatre;
translation of non-English books by theatre historians