The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.007 Monday, 6 January 2014
Date: January 6, 2014 at 7:45:37 AM EST
Subject: “Global Shakespeares” Symposium
[Editor’s Note: I am planning to attend. If you are a subscriber and see a Falstaff-looking dude with long hair in a ponytail please come up and introduce yourself. –Hardy]
Global Shakespeares: Mapping World Markets and Archives
George Washington University
Friday-Saturday January 24-25, 2014
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Please REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH DAY if you plan to come to both days.
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William Shakespeare was interested in the larger world when he wrote his plays 400-years ago, naming his theatre The Globe. The “Global Shakespeares” symposium at George Washington University seeks to explore Shakespeare through the lenses of world markets and archives. Performances of Shakespeare in different cultural contexts are changing the ways we think about scholarship and globalization. In this symposium, practitioners and scholars will challenge audience members to approach the postnational spaces and fluid cultural locations in many global Shakespeares.
Presentations will explore the promise and perils of political articulations of cultural differences and suggest new approaches to performances in marginalized or polyglot spaces.
Featured speakers include film director Julie Taymor, actor Harry Lennix, and leading scholars in the field including Thomas Cartelli, Ayanna Thompson, Adele Seeff, Sujata Iyengar, Christy Desmet, Eric Johnson, Richard Burt, Jeffrey Butcher, Kendra Leonard, Alexa (Alex) Huang, and Amanda Bailey.