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NEH Teacher Workshop Summer 2013

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0466  Thursday, 22 November 2012

 

From:        Lee Aylward < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 21, 2012 12:49:23 PM EST

Subject:     NEH Teacher Workshop Summer 2013

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities “Landmarks in American History and Culture” Workshop The Most Southern Place on Earth:  Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta will be offered June 16-22 and July 7-13, 2013, by the  Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.  Come explore the blues, civil rights, the great migration, and the river at their source.  Participants receive a stipend of $1200 towards their expenses and can also receive five graduate credit hours at virtually no cost.  www.blueshighway.org

  

Lee Aylward

Delta Center for Culture and Learning

MS Delta National Heritage Area

Delta State University

P.O. Box 3152

Cleveland, MS 38733

Phone:  662-846-4310  office

             662-721-7591  mobile

             662-846-4701  fax

 
CFE: Shakespeare Quarterly

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0463  Monday, 20 November 2012

 

From:        Christina C. LeMaster < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 20, 2012 9:05:10 AM EST

Subject:     CFE: Shakespeare Quarterly

 

“Not Shakespeare”

 

Call for essays for a special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly

 

We are seeking essays on Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline drama by theater-poets other than Shakespeare for a special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly entitled “Not Shakespeare,” edited by Lars Engle and David Schalkwyk, which will appear in summer 2014.  To be considered for this issue, all essays must be received by 1 September 2013.

 

Submission guidelines are available here, or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Job Announcement

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0458  Wednesday, 14 November 2012

 

From:        Kate Narveson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 14, 2012 10:20:28 AM EST

Subject:     Job Announcement

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans:

 

My college is advertising a tenure-line position for someone whose primary expertise is Shakespeare.  I’m sharing the main portion of the job description below, and will only add that we’re a department who enjoy and respect each other, have lively discussions of pedagogy, share our scholarly work in progress, and teach relatively bright earnest students.

 

Here’s the position (also accessible through the dean’s office portion of the college website: http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/openings/):

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. by September 1, 2013. Specialization in Shakespeare, with secondary strengths in one or more of the following: writing, drama/theater, other British literature, secondary education. The ability to teach a first-year interdisciplinary course in reading, writing and critical thinking is also required. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in a private liberal arts setting and to maintaining an active scholarly agenda. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities will include courses on Shakespeare, early modern literature, other courses depending on the secondary strengths, and one section each semester of Paideia I (the college’s two-semester required common, writing-intensive introduction to the liberal arts). Full-time teaching load is six courses spread over the fall and spring semesters and a January term. Additional duties include advising, meeting with prospective students, and committee work.

 

Please let me know if you have questions.

 

Kate Narveson

Assoc. Prof. of English

Luther College

700 College Dr.

Decorah, IA  52101

(563) 387-1593

 
Volpone Off Broadway

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0456  Tuesday, 13 November 2012

 

From:        Red Bull Theater < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 13, 2012 10:56:45 AM EST

Subject:     VOLPONE - Starts November 27th - Limited Run

 

THE OFF BROADWAY REVIVAL OF VOLPONE by BEN JONSON

  

With Sean Patrick Doyle • Jen Eden • Alvin Epstein • Tovah Feldshuh • Cameron Folmar • Michael Mastro • Christina Pumariega • Pearl Rhein • Rocco Sisto • Alexander Sovronsky • Teale Sperling • Stephen Spinella • Charles Turner • Gregory Wooddell

 

Limited Engagement

Performances Start Nov 27

Benefit Opening Night December 2

 

This hilarious satire of greed from the pen of Shakespeare’s greatest peer is a timely and timeless delight, skewering the vanities and hypocrisies of humanity with a devilish comic relish.

 

Join us for the first major New York revival of this Jacobean masterpiece in 50 years.

 

Directed by Jesse Berger

 

www.redbulltheater.com

212.352.3101

Lucille Lortel Theater

121 Christopher Street

 
RSC’s Julius Caesar on DVD

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0455  Tuesday, 13 November 2012

 

From:        Louise Machin < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 13, 2012 11:51:32 AM EST

Subject:     RSC’s Julius Caesar on DVD

 

[Editor’s Note: Illuminations is the same company that released the Sonnets iPad app I am so pleased with. –Hardy]

 

For release on DVD December 4th 2012 by Illuminations JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare

 

Contact Louise Machin for review copies on 020 7288 8409 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Directed by newly appointed RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, Julius Caesar is a fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy as well as a love story united by an explosive act of political violence between two men. Set in post-independence Africa, this film parallels the recent overthrow of dictators during the ‘Arab Spring’ as it explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath. 

 

Shot on location and in the RSC’s theatre in Stratford, Julius Caesar, produced for the BBC, features the original cast of a thrilling stage production whose cast of distinguished black actors includes Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Jeffery Kissoon as Julius Caesar, Cyril Nri as Cassius, and Ray Fearon as Mark Antony. 

 

After its run at the RSC and nationally, Julius Caesar transfers mid November to the Moscow Arts Theatre and will be the first full scale RSC production to perform in Russia since 1967. The tour is a legacy of the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. 

 

Produced for the BBC, the film was broadcast as part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season to celebrate London 2012. 

 

The DVD includes previously unseen footage in The Making of Julius Caesar 40-minute documentary, which features key cast and crew interviews.

 

191 minutes                       DVD £17.99

 

Illuminations is a leading producer and publisher of cultural media with a distinguished history of making programmes about the arts, digital culture and ideas. More performance DVDs can be found online at www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk

 

Louise Machin

Illuminations

Essential media about the arts

 

A: 19-20 Rheidol Mews, London N1 8NU

T: +44 20 7288 8400 F: +44 20 7288 8488

W: www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk

 

Please note my usual working days at Tuesday and Thursday

 

Company details

Illuminations Television Ltd., registration no: 1613547

Registered office: Trojan House, 34 Arcadia Avenue, London N3 2JU

Registered in England and Wales

 

[From web site: 

 

A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence.

 

Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran’s film for BBC Television sets the action in post-independence Africa. With echos of the recent overthrow of dictators during the ‘Arab Spring’, the production explores the implications of political assassination and the unpredictability of its aftermath.]

 
CFP: “Transformative Literacies”

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0453  Monday, 12 November 2012

 

From:        Emily Russell < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 8, 2012 5:04:42 PM EST

Subject:     CFP: “Transformative Literacies” 

 

“Transformative Literacies”

A Medieval and Early Modern Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Maryland, College Park – April 19th-20th, 2013

 

The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland invites submissions that explore the topic of “Transformative Literacies” for a graduate student-faculty conference that will be held April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, roundtables, and plenary sessions (TBA). 

 

The Committee seeks submissions that explore the ways in which written and visual materials transformed the medieval and early modern world.  Suggestions for related topics include but are not limited to:  the creation, collection, and use of illuminated manuscripts; the history of the book; the history of the printing press and various printing techniques; technological advances related to literacy; the role of the print, both as a textual illustration and as a work of art; collecting practices for books and printed materials; the role and legacy of works of medieval and early modern literature; the influence of classical literary sources; access to literary and visual sources; the impact of theatrical performances; the role of literary institutions, including universities, libraries, and monasteries; the significance of written and visual materials in matters of religion and politics; textual and visual sources as propaganda; literacies in the non-Western world; myths about literacy; and the relationship between gender and literacies.

 

We invite participants from all disciplines who specialize in the medieval and early modern periods, and we especially encourage submissions from scholars in non-Western fields and those who engage the concept of literacy in new and creative ways.

 

Please send abstracts via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Monday, December 31, 2012.  For 15-20-minute papers, please send a 300-word titled abstract; for a complete 3-4-person panel, please send an overall title and individual 300-word titled abstracts for each paper.  Please indicate “Transformative Literacies 2013” in your subject line and include an e-mail address and a telephone number at which you may be reached.  Be sure to note in your email any expected audio-visual needs (including special software needs).

 

Emily Russell

The George Washington University

Assistant to the Director, MEMSI

 
 
Speaking of Shakespeare with Nagle Jackson and James Shapiro

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0451  Thursday, 8 November 2012

 

From:        John F Andrews < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         November 7, 2012 7:01:00 PM EST

Subject:     Speaking of Shakespeare with Nagle Jackson and James Shapiro

 

Speaking of Shakespeare

 

After memorable conversations in September with JOHN LAHR, senior theatre critic for the New Yorker magazine, and in October with Hunter College’s IRENE DASH, the Shakespeare Guild is pleased to remind you about two upcoming programs that will continue its focus on the classical tradition in the dramatic arts.

___________________

 

A Conversation with Director Nagle Jackson

    

Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m.   

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South 

No Charge, but Reservations Requested

 

Not only has he earned acclaim on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and in other settings around the nation; NAGLE JACKSON was the first American to be invited to direct in the Soviet Union. As a producer he has enjoyed lengthy artistic directorships at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1970-76) and at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre (1979-90), which has been recognized with a regional-theatre Tony Award. He has seven productions to his credit at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, along with shows in such settings as the Hartford Stage Company, the Seattle Repertory Company, San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, and San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre. Mr. Jackson is also a dramatist and actor, and his many Bardic roles have included Autolycus (The Winter’s Tale), Bertram (All’s Well That Ends Well), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Feste (Twelfth Night), Lucio (Measure for Measure), and Octavius (Antony and Cleopatra).

___________________

 

James Shapiro’s BBC Series on Shakespeare

    

Monday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.    

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South 

No Charge, but Reservations Requested

 

As the author of such award-winning volumes as Shakespeare and the Jews (1996), Oberammergau (2000), 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), and Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (2010), Columbia University’s JAMES SHAPIRO has established himself as one of today’s most prominent scholars and reviewers, with frequent appearances on the Charlie Rose Show and other television and radio programs, and with numerous articles in periodicals such as the New York Times. On this occasion he’ll preview a riveting segment from his latest endeavor, a three-hour BBC documentary, The King and the Playwright, which has been shortlisted for a major TV award in the UK. After Mr. Shapiro screens his fascinating account of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot against James I and his court, and its impact on the chief dramatist for the theatrical company that profited from the monarch’s own patronage, he and the Guild’s John Andrews will join the audience for an engaging discussion of the episode.

___________________

 

Looking ahead, we’ll soon be announcing details about a special GIELGUD AWARD gala to take place on Sunday, April 14, at the GIELGUD THEATRE in London. This benefit will feature many of the luminaries who graced our April 2004 GIELGUD CENTENARY GALA, which occurred in the same venue and was co-sponsored by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

 

For additional information about these and other offerings, as well as about membership in The Shakespeare Guild, visit the website below or contact

 

John F. Andrews

The Shakespeare Guild

5B Calle San Martin       

Santa Fe, NM 87506

Phone 505 988 9560 

www.shakesguild.org 

 
Shakespeare 450: Call for Program Proposals

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0426  Monday, 22 October 2012

 

From:        Yan Brailowsky < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 20, 2012 7:40:30 AM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare 450: Call for Program Proposals

 

SHAKESPEARE 450: Call for Program Proposals

21-27 April 2014, Paris

 

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists’ studios and bookshops.

 

The conference is backed by a large number of French and international institutions and organizations.

 

The international organizing committee welcomes seminar, workshop or panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare’s works, their reflections in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and scenic rewritings, translation, biography.

 

For 2014, panel proposals will welcome up to four papers per session. Panels may extend for more than one session. Workshop and seminar/roundtable proposals may include more participants; it is up to the organizers to determine their precise form (open discussion, position papers followed by a roundtable discussion, etc.).

 

Panel, seminar and workshop proposals should include:

 

- name and university affiliation of proposed leader(s);

- title of panel, seminar or workshop;

- a 500–750 word description stating topic, relevance and approach;

- a 5-line bio of each seminar leader including their email address(es).

 

Please send your proposals by 10 December 2012 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

For more information, see: 

http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?Shakespeare-450-Call-for-Program

 

See also CFP attached: icon Shakespeare 450 (74.61 kB)

 
Book Announcement: Performing Early Modern Drama Today

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0420  Friday, 19 October 2012

 

From:        Kathryn Prince < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 19, 2012 11:16:48 AM EDT

Subject:     Book Announcement: Performing Early Modern Drama Today

 

Pascale Aebischer and I are very pleased to announce the publication of our edited collection Performing Early Modern Drama Today. I thought that it might be of interest to SHAKESPER readers, so here is the blurb along with a link to some sample material and the table of contents.

 

While much attention has been devoted to performances of Shakespeare’s plays today, little has been focused on modern productions of the plays of his contemporaries, such as Marlowe, Webster and Jonson. Performing Early Modern Drama Today offers an overview of early modern performance, featuring chapters by academics, teachers and practitioners, incorporating a variety of approaches. The book examines modern performances in both Britain and America and includes interviews with influential directors, close analysis of particular stage and screen adaptations and detailed appendices of professional and amateur productions. Chapters examine intellectual and practical opportunities to analyse what is at stake when the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries are performed by ours. Whether experimenting with original performance practices or contemporary theatrical and cinematic ones, productions of early modern drama offer an inspiring, sometimes unusual, always interesting perspective on the plays they interpret for modern audiences.

 

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6860640/?site_locale=en_GB

 

Best regards, and thanks for reading . . . 

Kathryn Prince

Département de théâtre / Department of Theatre

Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa

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Speaking of Shakespeare with Irene Dash, Nagle Jackson, and James Shapiro

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0412  Monday, 15 October 2012

 

From:        John F Andrews < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 15, 2012 10:20:26 AM EDT

Subject:     Speaking of Shakespeare with Irene Dash, Nagle Jackson, and James Shapiro

 

Speaking of Shakespeare

 

After a memorable conversation on Monday, September 17, with JOHN LAHR, senior theatre critic for the New Yorker magazine, The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to announce three upcoming programs that will continue its focus on the classical tradition in the dramatic arts.

 

On Monday, October 22, we’ll enjoy a fresh look at Shakespeare and the American Musical with Hunter College’s IRENE DASH, a scholar who has given us pioneering studies of gender roles in early-modern culture. 

 

On Monday, November 19, we’ll talk with NAGLE JACKSON, an actor, director, and playwright who has earned renown for his work on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and in such settings as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Princeton’s McCarter Theatre.

 

On Monday, December 17, we’ll be treated to a preview of The King and the Playwright, a new BBC documentary for which Columbia University’s JAMES SHAPIRO has been nominated to receive a major television award in the United Kingdom.

 

All three gatherings are open to the public and free of charge and will commence at 7:30 p.m. at the NATIONAL ARTS CLUB (15 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan.   

 

Looking ahead, we’ll soon be announcing plans for a special GIELGUD AWARD gala to take place on Sunday, April 14, at the GIELGUD THEATRE in London. This 90-minute benefit will feature many of the luminaries who participated in the Guild’s April 2004 GIELGUD CENTENARY GALA, which occurred in the same venue and which was co-sponsored by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Our April 2013 presentation will honor three eminent artists, and it will pay tribute not only to the legacy of Sir John but to that of the playwright he did so much to keep vibrant for modern audiences.

___________________

Shakespeare and the American Musical

    

Monday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.   

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South 

No Charge, but Reservations Advised

 

Have you ever wondered how a poet whose 450th birthday is less than two years away continues to supply material for films, TV screenplays, Broadway hits, and other forms of popular entertainment? If so, you’ll want to join us for a chat with Hunter College’s IRENE DASH, who’ll talk about Shakespeare and the American Musical, copies of which will be on hand for purchase and inscription. Russell Jackson, a consultant for several of Kenneth Branagh’s cinemas, has praised Professor Dash’s new book for its “lively and expert understanding of the theatrical medium” and for its “thorough and scholarly” grounding in plays that have inspired classics like Kiss Me, Kate and West Side Story. A pioneer in early-modern gender studies, Irene Dash is widely admired for such groundbreaking volumes as Wooing, Wedding, and Power: Women in Shakespeare’s Plays (1981) and Women’s Worlds in Shakespeare’s Plays (1997). 

___________________

A Conversation with Director Nagle Jackson

    

Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m.   

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South 

No Charge, but Reservations Advised

 

Not only has he earned acclaim on Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and in other settings around the nation; NAGLE JACKSON was the first American to be invited to direct in the Soviet Union. As a producer he has enjoyed lengthy artistic directorships at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1970-76) and at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre (1979-90), which has been recognized with a regional-theatre Tony Award. He has seven productions to his credit at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, along with shows in such settings as the Hartford Stage Company, the Seattle Repertory Company, San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, and San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre. Mr. Jackson is also a dramatist and actor, and his roles have included Autolycus (The Winter’s Tale), Bertram (All’s Well That Ends Well), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Feste (Twelfth Night), Lucio (Measure for Measure), and Octavius (Antony and Cleopatra).

___________________

James Shapiro’s BBC Series on Shakespeare

    

Monday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.    

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South 

No Charge, but Reservations Advised

 

As the author of such award-winning volumes as Shakespeare and the Jews (1996), Oberammergau (2000), 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), and Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (2010), Columbia University’s JAMES SHAPIRO has established himself as one of today’s most prominent scholars and reviewers, with frequent appearances on the Charlie Rose Show and other television and radio programs, and with numerous articles in periodicals such as the New York Times. On this occasion he’ll preview a riveting segment from his latest endeavor, a three-hour BBC documentary, The King and the Playwright, which has been shortlisted for a major TV award in the UK. After Mr. Shapiro screens his fascinating account of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot against James I and his court, and its impact on the chief dramatist for the theatrical company that profited from the monarch’s own patronage, he and the Guild’s John Andrews will join the audience for an engaging discussion of the episode.

___________________

For additional detail about these and other offerings, and for information about membership in The Shakespeare Guild, visit the website below or contact

 

John F. Andrews

The Shakespeare Guild

5B Calle San Martin       

Santa Fe, NM 87506

www.shakesguild.org      

 
Redcrosse in Coventry

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0411  Monday, 15 October 2012

 

From:        BSA < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 15, 2012 9:52:13 AM EDT

Subject:     Redcrosse in Coventry

 

British Shakespeare Association


On the evening of Saturday the 17th of November the RSC will be performing Redcrosse, the new poetic liturgy for England and St George which BSA member Professor Ewan Fernie (Shakespeare Institute) wrote with the major poets Jo Shapcott, Michael Symmons Roberts and Andrew Motion, and the theologian Andrew Shanks, as part of a multi-grant-winning Religion and Society project.  Redcrosse got considerable national press last year, in The Guardian, on radio and television, and even in The Daily Star, when it was performed in Windsor Castle and Manchester Cathedral.  Its RSC production in the modernist masterpiece of Coventry Cathedral will be its most dramatic and exciting instantiation to date.  Don’t miss it.  For further details and tickets, please see the link below.

 

http ://www . coventrycathedral . org . uk/goldenjubilee/EVENTDETAIL2 . php?event_id_choice=19400

 

Dr Rowan Williams on Redcrosse:

‘How do we think about identity in ways that don’t reflect anxiety, fear of the other, uncritical adulation of our past and all the other pitfalls that surround this subject? The Redcrosse project manages to negotiate these difficulties with immense imaginative energy and honesty: no sour notes, no attempt to overcompensate by desperately overapologetic rhetoric, simply a recovery of deep roots and generous vision. As much as it takes its cue from Spenser, it’s a contemporary working out of some of the great and inexhaustible legacy of Blake, a unique contribution to what is often a pretty sterile discussion of who we are in these islands.’

 

Dr Rowan Williams

Archbishop of Canterbury

UK

 
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