SW/TX PCA/ACA, Shakespeare on Film Area
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0398 Monday, 1 October 2012
From: Jessica M Maerz <
Date: October 1, 2012 2:00:56 PM EDT
Subject: SW/TX PCA/ACA, Shakespeare on Film Area
CFP: Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Shakespeare on Film, TV, and Video
Feb. 13-16, 2013
The Shakespeare on Film, Television, and Video Area is now accepting proposals for the SW/TX PCA/ACA’s 34th annual conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context”; we welcome proposals that engage with the overarching conference theme, as well as those that treat the convergence of filmed Shakespeare, pop culture, and mediatization more broadly.
Potential topics might include: global Shakespeares; inter- and cross-cultural Shakespeares; Shakespearean auteurs; digital Shakespeares; Shakespeare and film genre; Shakespeare and the digital humanities; and postmodern Shakespeares.
Please submit a CV and 250-word proposal to conference2013.swtxpca.org by November 16, 2012. Inquiries may be directed to Area Chair Jessica Maerz at
Details about the conference, including information about conference travel and graduate student awards, can be found at www.swtxpca.org.
Jessica M. Maerz
Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies
School of Theatre, Film, and Television
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210003
Tucson, AZ 85721-0003
Flyer for CFP CFP_Shakes_Film_Area_PCA_2013 (171.38 kB)
The Shakespeare Standard Calls for Editors & Contributors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0396 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Jeremy Fiebig <
Date: September 26, 2012 5:16:06 PM EDT
Subject: The Shakespeare Standard Calls for Editors & Contributors
The Shakespeare Standard announces a Call for Editors and Contributors.
Editors are primarily responsible for selecting, and in some cases, generating content in areas including Education, Performance, Multimedia, Voices (commentary and editorials), Foolery, and Language, as well as several At-Large and Special Project positions. Editors in our main content areas work, generally with other members of an editorial team, to produce our weekly posts in that content area. Social Media editors work primarily on our Twitter and Facebook platforms, developing and implementing interaction and conversation in those platforms. We also invite interested persons to suggest hybrid or special project positions.
To find out more about our internships, click here.
While all contributors are volunteers, The Shakespeare Standard does allow contributors to include our donation coding in their posts so that they may receive payment. These details are all discussed with our Editors once you make a successful application.
To apply, email
. Be sure to include your name, contact information, a cover letter detailing your interest areas, a brief biography, and a current resume or vita.
Globe on Screen Opens in Cinemas Across the USA
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0395 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Shakespeare’s Globe <
Date: September 25, 2012 12:27:03 PM EDT
Subject: Globe on Screen Opens in Cinemas Across the USA
See three of the Globe’s critically acclaimed 2011 theatre season productions in cinemas across the USA.
This autumn, Shakespeare’s Globe in association with Arts Alliance Media, are bringing three of the critically acclaimed 2011 theatre season productions to cinemas across the USA.
Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well (begins October 11) and Much Ado About Nothing (begins October 23), and Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (begins November 8) will be shown in their entirety. Recorded in HD, the films capture the experience of being at the Globe and offer a truly distinctive cinema experience.
“With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity.” Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director
Visit the Globe On Screen website to find a cinema near you and book tickets.
The Shakespeare Globe Trust
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside, London SE1 9DT.
Nearest Underground stations: London Bridge, Mansion House, Southwark, St Paul’s. Nearest National Rail stations: London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Waterloo.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0394 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Sean Lawrence <
Date: September 26, 2012 1:11:34 PM EDT
Subject: EMLS 16.2
To whom it may concern:
The latest issue of Early Modern Literary Studies is now available. As usual, it is available for download free and without subscription at the following web address: http://purl.org/emls
Early Modern Literary Studies 16.2 (2012)
Divided They Fall: (De)constructing the Triple Hecate in Spenser’s Cantos of Mutabilitie. Jessica Dell, McMaster University. 
‘When dead ones are revived’: The Aesthetics of Spectacle in Robert Greene’s James IV (c. 1590). Jenny Sager, Jesus College, University of Oxford. 
Homoerotic Pleasure and Violence in the Drama of Thomas Middleton. Adrian Blamires, Reading University. 
Beaumont and Fletcher’s Rhodes: Early Modern Geopolitics and Mythological Topography in The Maid’s Tragedy. Lindsay Ann Reid, Koç University, Istanbul.
Edel Lamb, Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre: The Children's Playing Companies (1599 -1613). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. M. Tyler Sasser, The University of Southern Mississippi. 
Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Elizabeth Williamson, eds, Religion and Drama in Early Modern England: The Performance of Religion on the Renaissance Stage. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. Alison Searle, University of Sydney. 
Lynn S. Meskill, Ben Jonson and Envy. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. Suzanne Penuel, University of South Carolina Lancaster. 
The Oxford Handbook of John Donne, edited by Jeanne Shami, Dennis Flynn, and M. Thomas Hester. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. P. G. Stanwood, The University of British Columbia. 
Katrin Ettenhuber, Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Patrick J. Murray, University of Glasgow. 
Romeo and Juliet, presented by Action to the Word at Camden People’s Theatre, London, 14-26 February 2012. Thomas Larque. 
The Winter’s Tale, presented by Propeller at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 31 January - 4 February 2012, and on tour. Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University. 
Cambridge Shakespeare, 2012. Michael Grosvenor Myer. 
CFP: Marlowe Conference at Blackfriars in June 2013
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0393 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Sarah Enloe <
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:58 AM
Subject: CFP: Marlowe Conference at Blackfriars in June 2013
The Marlowe Society of America solicits papers for its Seventh International Conference to be held on June 25-28th, 2013, at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA.
Hosted by MSA President Paul Menzer, the conference will feature keynote presentations by Susan P. Cerasano (Colgate University) Laurie Maguire (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt University), and Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University). The professional productions by the American Shakespeare Center will complement special events, workshops, screenings, and productions designed specially for conference attendees.
Papers should be no more than fifteen minutes in length and present original research on any topic concerning the works of Christopher Marlowe. Please inquiries and abstracts to the conference Program Chair, Professor Jeremy Lopez, University of Toronto:
American Shakespeare Center
Director of Education
The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joy and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education.
CFP: Shakespeare, Performance, Place
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0391 Monday, 24 September 2012
From: BSA <
Date: September 21, 2012 7:50:51 PM EDT
Subject: CFP: Shakespeare, Performance, Place
British Shakespeare Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
Shakespeare, Performance, Place
2-3 November 2012
Queen’s University, Belfast
This two-day conference investigates Shakespearean performance and its relationship to place, location and geography. The themes are chosen to coincide with the first Shakespearean production to be staged at Belfast’s new Lyric Theatre and performance is defined broadly to encompass theatrical event, film, television and mass media. Plenary speakers include Dr Patrick Lonergan (Galway), Dr Lucy Munro (Keele), Prof. Stuart Hampton-Reeves (University of Central Lancashire) and Prof. Mark Thornton Burnett (QUB).
The conference is a collaboration between the School of English, Queen’s University, the British Shakespeare Association and the Irish Renaissance Seminar.
The conference fee is £30, which includes a tour of the new Lyric Theatre, a ticket to see Macbeth (directed by Lynne Parker), a new Shakespeare film showing, coffee, lunches and reception.
If you are interested in offering a paper or just attending the conference please contact Dr Ramona Wray before 28 September 2012. A number of postgraduate bursaries have been generously provided by the BSA – again please contact Dr Ramona Wray for details.
Shakespeare Event Fri Sept 28, 1:00 Univ of Maryland
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0384 Tuesday, 18 September 2012
From: Frank Hildy <
Date: September 18, 2012 9:57:43 AM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare Event Fri Sept 28, 1:00 Univ of Maryland
SHAKSPER subscribers might be interested in the following talk by Alex Huang on Friday Sept 28th, (1:00 p.m.) which is being presented in conjunction with the UMD School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies /National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts co-production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Both are in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Professor Alex Huang
Director of the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program
Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance,
East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs
George Washington University.
“What country, friends, is this?”
The Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia Today
This illustrated presentation explores the unique challenges and rewards of touring Shakespeare productions, drawing on several cases of Asian adaptations at the World Shakespeare Festival at the London Globe during the London Olympics in summer 2012.
Friday September 28, 2012
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Leah M. Smith Hall, (room #2200)
Presented in conjunction with the UMD School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies /National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts co-production of
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre
September 27-30, 2012
Public Lecture co-sponsored by:
The UMD Center for East Asian Studies
The Shakespeare Globe USA Research Archive
School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
Department of English
UMD Asian American Studies Program
UMD PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies.
Alex Huang is Director of the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program and Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, East Asian Languages and Literatures, and International Affairs at George Washington University. His teaching and publications are unified by a commitment to understanding the mobility of early modern and postmodern cultures in their literary, performative, and digital forms of expression.
He has published widely in English, German, and Chinese on cultural globalization, translation, intercultural performance, Shakespeare, Chinese and diaspora studies, and digital humanities. His first book Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (Columbia University Press), which received the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, the Colleagues’ Choice Award of the International Convention for Asian Scholars (ICAS), and an honorable mention of New York University’s Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theatre. His new book Weltliteratur und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung (World Literature and World Theatre: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization, 2012) examines the role of aesthetic humanism in the recent historical record of globalization. His other books include Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace (Purdue University Press; co-edited) and Class, Boundary and Social Discourse in the Renaissance (co-edited). He is also a contributor to the iPad app on The Tempest (https://luminarydigitalmedia.com/joomla-1p5/).
Supported by the ACLS, ISA, Folger Institute, NEH, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, SSHRC, and several other institutions and agencies, Huang's research has been published in Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Survey, Theatre Survey, Asian Theatre Journal, MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, China Review International, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, World Literature Today, and other peer-reviewed journals and books from Oxford, Cambridge, Toronto, and other publishers.
Huang is currently a General Editor of the Shakespearean International Yearbook, chair of the MLA committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare, Performance Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, and Research Affiliate in Literature at MIT where he co-founded and co-directs Global Shakespeares (http://globalshakespeares.org), an open-access digital performance video archive. He is the incoming President of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies (MAR/AAS), and has made guest appearances on BBC Radio, BBC 2, BBC TV, and other television and radio programs to discuss Shakespeare and globalization.
Prof. Franklin J. Hildy
Director of the PhD Program in
Theatre and Performance Studies
School of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance Studies
2809 Clarice Smith PAC
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1601
phone 301-405-3157 fax 301-314-9599
Latest Issue of Cahiers Elisabethains
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0378 Thursday, 13 September 2012
From: Jean-Christophe Mayer <
Date: September 13, 2012 12:58:38 PM EDT
Subject: Latest Issue of Cahiers Elisabethains
Dear List Members,
The latest issue of Cahiers Elisabethains is now available: Cahiers Elisabethains 81 (2012).
* Please note also that article submissions are now open for the next issues of the journal. For details about submissions and/or subscriptions, please see the end of this message.
The Gods’ Lasciviousness, Or How To Deal With It? The Plight Of Early Modern Mythographers (Charlotte Coffin)
The Changeling at Court (Mark Hutchings)
Massinger’s Believe As You List and the Politics of Necessity (Marina Hila)
The Pricking in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 20 (Rodney Stenning Edgecombe)
The American Shakespeare Center: “They Do it With the Lights On” (Marina Favila)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Theu Boermans for Het Nationale Toneel, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 10 January 2012 (Coen Heijes)
Troilus and Cressida, directed by Tina Packer, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 April 2012 (Kaara L. Peterson)
Twelfth Night, directed by Melia Bensussen for the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 October 2011 (Richard J. Larschan)
Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Joe Dowling for the Guthrie Theater, Wurtele Thrust Stage, Minneapolis, 6 October 2011, centre-front stalls, and 3 November 2011
& Julius Caesar, directed by Rob Melrose for the Acting Company in partnership with the Guthrie Theater, Dowling Studio, Minneapolis, 17 January 2012 (Gayle Gaskill)
Measure for Measure, directed by Roxana Silbert for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 23 November 2011 (John Jowett)
The Taming of the Shrew, an RSC Young People’s Shakespeare production directed by Tim Crouch, using an abridged text edited by the director, The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 October 2011 (Jon Harvey)
Doctor Faustus, directed by Matthew Dunster, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 23 June 2011 (Eleanor Collins)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Sean Holmes for Filter, Curve, Leicester, 2 November 2011 (Peter Kirwan)
The Changeling, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, Young Vic, London, 25 February 2012 (Penelope Geng)
King Lear, directed by Andrew Hilton, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, 29 February 2012 (Peter J. Smith)
Richard III and The Comedy of Errors, directed by Edward Hall for Propeller, Hampstead Theatre, London, 29 June 2011 (José A. Pérez Diez)
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Matthew Dunster, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 14 October 2011 (Elinor Parsons)
Macbeth [Aspects], directed by Julien Guill, La Laiterie des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, 27 February 2011 (Gaëlle Ginestet)
’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, by John Ford, directed by Declan Donnellan, Les Gémeaux, Scène Nationale-Sceaux, Sceaux, 4 December and 8 December 2011 (Stéphane Huet)
Le Songe d’une nuit d’été [A Midsummer Night’s Dream], directed by Nicolas Briançon, Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin, Paris, 22 October 2011 (Estelle Rivier)
Roméo et Juliette, directed and translated by Olivier Py, Théâtre National Populaire de Villeurbanne, 12 January 2012 (Nathalie Crouau)
Gilles Monsarrat, Sir Brian Vickers FBA, and R. J. C. Watt, eds., The Collected Works of John Ford, vol. 1 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) (Yves Peyré)
Iain Beavan, Peter Davidson and Jane Stevenson, eds., The Library and Archive Collections of the University of Aberdeen: An Introduction and Description (Manchester: Manchester University Press, with the University of Aberdeen, 2011) (Stuart Sillars)
Maria Franziska Fahey, Metaphor and Shakespearean Drama: Unchaste Signification (Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) (David Coleman)
Graham Holderness, Nine Lives of William Shakespeare (London and New York: Continuum, 2011) (Alice Leonard)
Alexander C. Y. Huang, Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009) (Jesse Field)
Compiled by Janice Valls-Russell
INDEXES (Cahiers Élisabéthains 71-80): after page 92
Author Index / Subject Index / Play Review Index
To order issues: <
Submissions can be send to either of Cahiers's assistant editors: <
> or <
More information: <http://recherche.univ-montp3.fr/cahiers/>
Jean-Christophe Mayer and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin
The Merchant of Venice in London and U.S. Cities
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0377 Wednesday, 12 September 2012
From: Actors From The London Stage <
Date: September 12, 2012 7:21:08 AM EDT
Subject: The Merchant of Venice in London and U.S. Cities
The Merchant of Venice
Actors From The London Stage will present The Merchant of Venice at The University of Notre Dame this week, the University of Texas at San Antonio, next week, and Wellesley College, University of Texas at Austin, Penn State University, and Kansas State University in the following weeks.
They will conclude their tour with performances at The Cockpit in London.
The Cockpit is at Gateforth Street (Off Church Street) London NW8 8EH
4th November at 5.00
5th November at 7.30
Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) has been touring US campuses for over 36 years. Our principles remain the same as ever: to allow the discovery of the genius of Shakespeare – in class through the active involvement with the students, in performance through the release of the audience’s imagination. The plays are performed with minimal props and no set, through the skills of just five actors without a director. Shakespeare’s language is the true star as, we believe, he intended.
AFTLS is proudly supported by Shakespeare at Notre Dame.
New Blog: Guy Earl of Warwick
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0373 Friday, 10 September 2012
From: John Peachman <
Date: September 9, 2012 1:41:28 AM EDT
Subject: New Blog: Guy Earl of Warwick
I am just letting list members know that I have started a blog dedicated to discussion of a play called The Tragical History, Admirable Atchievments and various events of Guy Earl of Warwick, printed in 1661 by Thomas Vere and William Gilbertson.
To answer the obvious question of why I’d dedicate a whole blog to such an obscure play, the reason is that I suspect that, although printed in 1661, Guy of Warwick is actually a work from the Elizabethan period, and that the play’s clown, called Sparrow, is a satire on Shakespeare. The idea is not original. It was first proposed by Alfred Harbage in 1941, but didn’t gain much traction until decades later when Helen Cooper revisited it in ‘Guy of Warwick, Upstart Crows and Mounting Sparrows’ (in Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson: New Directions in Biography, 2006). Since then, the idea has attracted more attention. Helen Moore has discussed it in her edition of Guy of Warwick for the Malone Society (2006), as has Katherine Duncan-Jones recently in ‘Shakespeare, Guy of Warwick, and Chines of Beef’ (Notes and Queries, March 2009) and Shakespeare: Upstart Crow to Sweet Swan: 1592 - 1623 (2011), 12-13.
I have been studying Guy of Warwick for a number of years, and have had three papers related to the subject published in Notes and Queries. Full-text versions of these papers are available on the blog, but a very brief summary of my (radical) hypothesis is as follows:
1. In The Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare used the characters of Lance and Crab to satirise Thomas Nashe and Ben Jonson for their roles in the Isle of Dogs affair. Since The Isle of Dogs was played in July 1597, Two Gentlemen must be later than anyone has previously supposed. I proposed a date in late 1597 or early 1598.
2. In retaliation to being satirised in Two Gentlemen, Jonson wrote Guy of Warwick in collaboration with another playwright [currently unidentified], using the clown Sparrow to satirise Shakespeare. Based on my proposed dating of Two Gentlemen, I suggested that Guy of Warwick was probably written in the first or second quarter of 1598.
As you can see, my overall hypothesis includes a significant reappraisal of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The argument for it does not rely at all on any link with Guy of Warwick, which is a supplementary hypothesis. So even if you think you may not be interested in Guy of Warwick, you might like to at least read my Two Gentlemen paper.
The blog is at http://www.guyofwarwick.blogspot.com.au/