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CFP: Seeing Perspectives Crossways / RSA 2014


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0194  Tuesday, 23 April 2013


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

Date:         April 22, 2013 12:25:38 PM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Seeing Perspectives Crossways / RSA 2014


Seeing Perspective Crossways


A Proposed Panel for the Renaissance Society of America 27-29 March,

2014 in New York City


The story is familiar: Fourteenth-century artists in Italy developed a variety of new strategies to represent space, but it was only with Filippo Brunelleschi that linear perspective was advanced as a monologic tendency that would typify modern visual regimes and allow the manipulation of reality through calculation and exclusion. Elsewhere in Europe, figures like Shakespeare and Rabelais have been celebrated for going in the opposite direction, constructing a multiplicitous humanism that John Keats famously characterized as “negative capability.” However, the development of perspective in the Renaissance was both more pervasive and more convoluted. Unitary perspectives could be imagined within chaotic aesthetics, and deeply disintegral action could be made to seem harmonious. Further, any aesthetic configuration must occur within a social and historical scene, which inevitably complicates matters, because wider cultures sought coherence along confessional, linguistic and ideological lines, even as their social worlds were riddled with divergent forces caused by political, societal and religious change. Indeed many models of social life in the Renaissance offered ways to conceal or efface multiplicity, and such schemes are equally present in dramatic, textual and visual art of the period. We invite papers that mediate between societal, visual and textual perspectives, as well as between continental and English culture.


How were unified perspectives rendered dialogic or multiplicitous? And how were ostensibly chaotic perspectives structured by emerging models of coherence?  How do recent theoretical developments mitigate our perception of perspective in the past?


Proposals welcomed from literary studies, theater history, art history and history.


Please submit a 250-word abstract, along with a current CV, to Michael Saenger ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Sergio Costola ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by May 30, 2013.


Michael Saenger

Associate Professor of English

Southwestern University

Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0183  Wednesday, 17 April 2013

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

Date:         April 16, 2013 3:41:32 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT)


A two-year Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project called Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) comes to fruition with a launch on 23 April 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


The project aims to get people walking around and learning about the London sites where there were theatres 400 years ago. Many people are aware of the plays of William Shakespeare and his famous playhouse, the Globe on London’s Bankside. The ShaLT project tells the full story behind the vast theatrical scene that thrilled London for over fifty years during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I.


The ShaLT website is a repository of writings and pictures about the playhouses, entrepreneurs, audiences, actors and dramatists that made up this foundational theatre industry. It uses a zoomable map of modern London overlaid with the sites of interest: if you click on these you get extensive text and pictures for each one. A free printed Walking Map (available at tourist outlets across the capital and downloadable from the website) gives the precise locations of all of the London theatres (backed by the latest archaeological discoveries) and offers five suggested walks that take in the original London sites, all within a two mile radius of St Paul’s Cathedral.


There is also a 48-page colour Guide that includes the map, copious illustrations, and the full chronological narrative history of theatre in this period. For those who prefer to be paperless, there’s a smartphone app (Apple and Android) that will guide you on the walks and provide all the textual and pictorial information that’s in the printed versions.


The texts and pictures of the project are supported by a series of short filmed documentaries that are illustrated with freshly acted excerpts from particular plays, including Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, Lyly’s Endymion, and Marston, Chapman and Jonson’s Eastward Ho! The documentaries were produced by John Wyver and his company Illuminations TV (you may know them from their films of Royal Shakespeare Company productions) and the dramatic scenes were directed by James Wallace.


Over the summer, ShaLT will be running fortnightly public talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London given by leading experts: Andrew Gurr, Peter Womack, Julie Sanders, Tiffany Stern, Joanne Tompkins, Jean E. Howard, Ralph A. Cohen, Farah Karim-Cooper, Martin White, Gary Taylor and Martin Butler. The first of these is Andrew Gurr’s talk “Why was the Globe round?” at 3pm on the launch day, 23 April 2013.


We do hope you can join us for the public talks. Tickets are available from the Victoria and Albert Museum online shop at


If you’re interested but can’t make the launch or the other public talks, why not go to our website and take from it what you want? Everything we have created is offered to you under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence (CC BY-SA) so you can reuse it in your own research or teaching, put copies of it on your own website (commercial or non-commercial) or even put it all on a DVD and try to sell it. Regarding the licencing of the materials we have made, we take the same approach as Woody Guthrie did with his music:


“This song is Copyrighted in the U.S., under Seal of Copyright #154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin’ it without our permission will be mighty good friends of ourn, ‘cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted to do.”


The ShaLT team would like to thank the AHRC not only for the money to do all this, but for supporting the project’s give-it-all-away Open Access policy. Those in the UK struggling with recent government edicts in favour of Gold Open Access might, it is hoped, see in this project some of the benefits of the Green Open Access approach.


Our project site is but while we’re putting all the bits in place for the launch on 23 April you might need to go to our development site at


Anyone able to yodel any of our materials will be admitted to the launch event without a ticket.


Prof Gabriel Egan (ShaLT Principal Investigator) on behalf of the ShaLT team comprising himself and:


Prof Andrew Gurr (Co-Investigator)

Dr Maurice Hindle (Project Manager)

Dr Peter Sillitoe (Post-Doctoral Research Associate)

Ms Meena Toor (Promotion Coordinator)

Seminar on Coriolanus at Shakespeare Theatre in DC


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0180  Tuesday, 16 April 2013


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

Date:         April 16, 2013 10:22:14 AM EDT

Subject:     Sunday, April 28 Seminar on Coriolanus at Shakespeare Theatre in DC


The program has just been announced for the Sunday, April 28 seminar, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be on their current two plays, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and Schiller’s Wallenstein. Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky adapted Schiller’s play, and will speak at the seminar. 


Other speakers will include the theater’s Artistic Director, Michael Kahn; Alan Cheuse of George Mason University, who reviews books for NPR; and Howard University’s Norman Sandridge, Associate Professor of Classics and expert on leadership in the ancient world. 


Since Coriolanus’s assertive mother compares herself to a “poor hen,” I’ll be talking about “A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Character  of Coriolanus: The ‘Hen’ is Mightier than the Sword.”




Richard Waugaman

Shakespeare Symposium in Sydney


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0179  Tuesday, 16 April 2013


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

Date:         April 15, 2013 8:36:09 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare Symposium in Sydney


Shakespeare, 1916 and Antipodal Memory


Monday 22, Tuesday 23 April 2013

Dixon Room, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW

Co-hosted by King’s College London, the University of Western Australia, and the State Library of NSW


With the planning already underway for the commemorations that will inevitably mark the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, now is the time to look back to the Tercentenary of 1916, and to reflect on the roles both of Shakespeare and of commemorative practice in global culture over a century. This symposium addresses critical questions that arise from reflection on the Tercentenary: how was Shakespeare ‘remembered’ in opposite hemispheres in 1916? What were the irreversible effects of war on Shakespeare commemoration? How was heritage constructed, fabricated or supplanted by acts and objects of memorialisation or commemoration of Shakespeare, in the wake of the Tercentenary? What is the politics of such ‘remembering’? 


Focussing on comparing events, debates, outcomes and contexts of Shakespeare’s Tercentenary in Great Britain and Ireland with those of Australia and New Zealand, this symposium will provide antipodal readings of the need in people to commemorate Shakespeare, as a means to establishing their own sense of identity.


Tickets are available for the full symposium, or for the opening lecture by Prof. Gordon McMullan, “Shakespeare for a Digital World”.


Please see the library website for details:

Trailer for Romeo & Juliet


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0175  Monday, 15 April 2013


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

Date:         Monday, April 15, 2013

Subject:     Trailer for Romeo & Juliet


[Editor’s Note: This link is courtesy of Mike Jensen by way of Jeff Kahan. –Hardy] 


It is no surprise that this film missed its February US release date. We finally have a trailer.


All the best, 

Mike Jensen 

CFP Shakespeare Anniversary, Paris


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0174  Monday, 15 April 2013


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

Date:         April 14, 2013 6:38:09 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP Shakespeare Anniversary, Paris


Panel 22: Shakespeare and Slavic Countries


Call for papers


Panel moderator: Michelle Assay (Université Paris-Sorbonne and University of Sheffield)


‘The Slavs’ great capacity for hero worship, particularly for the man of intellect, has given Shakespeare as high a place in their estimation as we would give a military hero returning from a victory’ (Cyril Bryner, 1941).

‘Shakespeare. Change his name into a mountain, and it will surpass the Himalayas . . . Before his appearance the world was incomplete’ (Sándor Petőfi, 1947).


This panel will study Shakespeare’s adoption and adaptation within the countries of Eastern and East-Central Europe, including those comprising the former USSR. Angles such as the historic, cultural, political, theatrical, and translation studies will be considered.


Shakespeare’s journey in Eastern Europe goes as far back as tours of English comedians during his lifetime and soon after his death to the court of Zygmunt III of Poland. The 18th century saw the first attempts at appropriating and adapting his work in the Russian language, with Sumarokov’s first quasi-translation of Hamlet. The age of National movements in European cultural and political life continued well into the 19th century, as did admiration for Shakespeare. In Russia of the Romantic era, Shakespeare and Byron were two major sources of inspiration for poets, artists and composers. Tchaikovsky dreamt of composing an opera based on Hamlet, but he found the Danish Prince’s irony untranslatable into music. However, he did not shrink from composing incidental music and symphonic pieces based on Shakespeare’s plays. Apart from productions, translations, and adaptations, studies and analysis of Shakespeare’s plays began to appear. The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the arrival of Socialist doctrines brought more overtly political shades into Shakespeare productions, along with experimental interpretations especially during the avant-garde 20s and early 30s. Wartime Shakespeare took various shapes and colours to fit the purposes and morale of the various nations - for example, certain more introspective plays such as Hamlet were absent from most Soviet stages. The Thaw saw two great cinema adaptations of Shakespeare by Grigori Kozintsev, as well as many key Shakespeare studies, such as Jan Kott’s, Shakespeare our contemporary (1964).


Discussion topics for the panel include but are not limited to:

  • History of Shakespeare translations into Slavic languages
  • Shakespeare stage productions in the Eastern Bloc
  • Shakespeare and the Soviet Union
  • Shakespeare and Russian/Soviet music
  • Shakespeare and cinema in the Eastern Bloc
  • Shakespeare studies in Slavic countries

Please submit abstracts (200-300 words) and brief biography (c.150 words) including your affiliation by 1 August 2013 to the panel convenors: Michelle Assay ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Professor David Fanning ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, University of Sheffield

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A Busy April for Shakespeare


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0173  Monday, 15 April 2013


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

Date:         April 13, 2013 3:58:20 PM EDT

Subject:     A Busy April for Shakespeare


A Busy April for Shakespeare


As we approach Shakespeare’s 449th birthday, those of us who have the good fortune to be in New York this month will enjoy several opportunities to mark another Bardic milestone.


One is a series of free programs at the Stephen A. Schwatzman Building (Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street) of the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY. These events are scheduled for Monday, April 15, through Saturday, April 20, at 1:15 p.m. in the South Court Auditorium. J. K. Fowler will offer “Reflections and Refractions on the Schizophrenic Nomadism of Hamlet.” John Reed will discuss “La Pucelle, or Joan of Arc: A History by William Shakespeare. Several teenage finalists from the English-Speaking Union’s New York Shakespeare Competition will deliver monologues and sonnets. James P. Bednarz will argue that “The Phoenix and Turtle” is “Shakespeare ‘Lost’ Masterpiece.” Melinda Hall will make the case for “Direct Address in Shakespeare’s Plays.” And several poets – Heather Dubrow, Roger Sederat, Tom Sleigh, Lee Upton, and B. J. Ward – will bring contemporary perspectives to Shakespeare and his work. For details about these presentations, contact Jay Barksdale at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Another is a SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM to take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the NAUMBURG BANDSHELL IN CENTRAL PARK. Produced by Melinda Hall of Willful Pictures, and supported in part by a generous grant from Sharen Benenson and the Vesper Foundation, this gathering will feature 154 volunteers, each of whom will recite one of those poetic jewels. Among the performers this year will be Michael Urie of TV’s Ugly Betty and Tony Torn of Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Past participants have included such actors as Stacy Keach, Jay O. Sanders, and Gabriel Rush. Former New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe has joined in during past festivities, and so has Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who issued a proclamation last year declaring April 23 “Sonnet Slam Day” in all five of the city’s boroughs. For more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


In addition to these activities, the Shakespeare Guild is pleased to announce four upcoming events, among them two Shakespeare’s Birthday programs for April 21-22. For further information about these and other Guild offerings, please visit and browse the Current Events page. To reserve for any gatherings other than the one scheduled for April 21, simply e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Tina Packer Presents ‘Women of Will’


Sunday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m.

The Gym at Hudson, 243 Thompson Street

Washington Square South

Discounted Tickets at $40


Part master-class, part performance, all magical: these are among the descriptions that audiences and reviewers alike have used to convey their enthusiasm for WOMEN OF WILL, a scintillating, thematically rich presentation devised by and starring TINA PACKER. A playwright, actor, and director who founded Shakespeare & Company, Ms. Packer has long presided over an institution that presents the world’s most enduring classics in a Berkshires setting that serves as one of today’s most influential incubators of theatrical talent. In partnership with NIGEL GORE, a performer who has earned plaudits in a wide range of stellar roles, Ms. Packer offers playgoers a special Shakespeare’s Birthday matinee that will be followed by a lively conversation with the Shakespeare Guild’s John Andrews. To obtain tickets at a steeply discounted rate, simply call 212-352-3101 or visit and cite Women as the code you use to place your order.


Susannah Carson on ‘Living with Shakespeare’


Monday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

Reservations Advised


“There is no God but God, and his name is William Shakespeare.” So asserts Harold Bloom in his foreword to LIVING WITH SHAKESPEARE, a new anthology by SUSANNAH CARSON. A Yale-educated writer who now lives in London, Ms. Carson has compiled observations and personal reminiscences by more than three dozen luminaries, among them authors Isabel Allende, Margaret Drabble, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jane Smiley, filmmakers Ralph Fiennes and Julie Taymor, and actors F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox, James Earl Jones, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Sher, and Harriet Walter. What these and other contributors share is a conviction that “we live in Shakespeare’s world,” an environment that has been “fine-tuned for us” by a poet whose vision is so potent “that it’s difficult to conceive who we would be” if he’d never existed. Published in time to mark the 449th celebration of Shakespeare’s birth, Ms. Carson’s book will be on display, and she’ll be happy to inscribe copies for those who wish to purchase them.


A Conversation with Director Jesse Berger


Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m.

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

Reservations Advised


As founding artistic director of Red Bull Theater, a company that performs at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the West Village and draws its name from a London playhouse that was created around 1600, JESSE BERGER has adapted and produced such Jacobean mainstays as Edward II, Pericles, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Volpone, The Witch of Edmonton, and Women Beware Women. His scripts for two of these classics have been published by Dramatists Play Service. Mr. Berger has worked with such actors as F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Learned, Kelly McGillis, and Patrick Stewart, and his efforts have taken him to such prestigious settings as the Denver Theatre Center, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington. He has taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, the Juilliard School of Drama, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. During his time in the Nation’s Capital, he won a Helen Hayes Award for his direction of Marat/Sade.

The Road to the Globe


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0169  Friday, 12 April 2013


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

Date:         April 12, 2013 6:34:19 AM EDT

Subject:     The Road to the Globe


This is a trailer for a documentary following a Maori theatre troupe opening the Shakespeare Festival in London with a version of Troilus & Cressida in te reo Maori- their language...


Alexander Behse, Producer

Monsoon Pictures International* Ltd. / *Zeitgeist Productions* Ltd.

109 Cook St, Lvl 2

Freemansbay, Auckland CBD

New Zealand 1010

Historic Shakespeare Engravings For Sale


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0168  Friday, 12 April 2013


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

Date:         April 11, 2013 8:18:31 PM EDT

Subject:     Historic Shakespeare Engravings For Sale


I am the authorized sales representative for the Messenger Art Collection, an iconic, 100-year-old art collection which was acquired by a new owner in June 2010.


The artwork in the collection was originally acquired for use in advertising and promotion 1940-1960, and now selected works are being made available for sale.  An eclectic mix of more than 5,000 works of art comprise this collection - historic paintings and engravings, pinups, wildlife, biblical works and illustrations.  Samples of this massive collection are available for viewing:


The Shakespeare Portfolio (please see attached pdf) is a stunning collection published by John Boydell in London 1791-1802.  The renowned engraver-publisher and gallery owner conceived of this collection in 1786.  He issued many prints of all kinds—topography, history, and reproductions of old masters — but his greatest undertaking was the Shakespeare Gallery, which is exquisite.   


We are pleased to offer a collection of 32 original engravings from the 18th Century.  An online presentation may be viewed at:  The attached pdf contains details about these artworks and the history of the collection.  I would be pleased to provide pricing and answer questions that you may have and I would be happy to arrange for a private viewing at the collection’s headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico should this be of interest.  Thank you, I look forward to your response.



Joyce R. Wetzel, President

Jozel, LLC

5448 S. Marigold Way

Gilbert, AZ 85298 U.S.A.

Telephone/Fax No. 00+1-480-840-3114

Cell No. 480-266-1028

E-Mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Authorized Sales Consultant for Silver State Fine Art, LLC -


32 Boydell Shakespeare Engravings for Sale: icon Boydell Shakespeare Engravings

Access to Early European Books


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0167  Friday, 12 April 2013


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

Date:         April 12, 2013 10:18:47 AM EDT

Subject:     Access to Early European Books


ProQuest’s Early European Books is offering a free trial access through April 22.


Access can be found at


Free trial to ProQuest’s Early European Books now available


ProQuest is pleased to offer a free open trial to Early European Books to EMOB readers – hurry, access ends Monday 22nd April, 2013


Every day in universities worldwide, early modern scholars turn to ProQuest’s Early English Books Online as the definitive source of incunabula and early printed works in English. But EEBO, of course, provides only a partial view of intellectual life in early-modern Europe. In fact it contains only 4% of the continent’s printed output of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. What of intellectual life beyond the British Isles?


Users of EEBO can now internationalize their research through ProQuest’s acclaimed new companion resource Early European Books.


Through the highest quality digital reproductions of thousands of printed works by important writers and thinkers working in continental Europe pre-1700, Early European Books gives researchers an international overview of early print culture during this vibrant period of history.


Over four million pages have already been scanned in high-resolution colour, including images of all pages, bindings and page-edges, allowing for a detailed examination of each book’s history and provenance. All volumes are digitized on-site at participating libraries, which to date include Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Bibliothèque nationale de France (from June 2013), Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, and Wellcome Library, London. These digital scans have been gathered in a bespoke platform with search capabilities tailored to the needs of the specialist early modern researcher to provide the most detailed tool for early printed sources available.


ProQuest is delighted to offer EMOB users a free open trial of Early European Books until Monday 22nd April, 2013


Click here to access the Early European Books Open Trial:


Want more time to explore the resource? University-based members can also contact their librarian to arrange a 30 day institutional trial.  For queries about this trial, or to share post-trial feedback about your experience of using Early European Books please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Posted in Bibliography, Early English Books (EEB), EEBO


Anna Battigelli

Professor of English

SUNY Plattsburgh

BSA Sixth Biennial Conference


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0153  Friday, 5 April 2013


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

Date:         Friday, April 5, 2013

Subject:     BSA Sixth Biennial Conference


The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce its Sixth Biennial Conference: 


Shakespeare: Text, Power, Authority

University of Stirling

3-6 July, 2014


A full Call for Papers and details of the conference website (which will include registration and all other pertinent information) will follow in due course, but we would like to invite all members to ‘save the date’ and join us in Scotland.




In the four hundred and fiftieth year of Shakespeare’s birth, this conference seeks to explore questions of authority for Shakespeare, in Shakespeare, and about Shakespeare. It aims to investigate the relationship between text, power, and authority in the writing of Shakespeare and writing about Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s works ask us repeatedly to think about what constitutes authority, about where authority lies, and about the performance of authority. Papers and panels will therefore address these questions. Topics to be discussed might include, but are not limited to, biblical and classical authorities, monarchy and sovereignty, and the representation and performance of power. Shakespeare’s works have also themselves repeatedly been used as authority, and we therefore also welcome contributions that explore some of the different ways in which his plays and poems have been deployed in various times and places. How is Shakespeare used in schools? What is his relationship to discussions about national identity? In the year of the referendum on Scottish independence, we particularly welcome contributions that explore ‘Scottish Shakespeare(s)’. Shakespeare’s works also force us to think about textual authority. What is textual authority? What makes one text more authoritative than another? What role does copyright play here? How have ideas of textual authority changed over time?


The conference programme will include lectures, papers, workshops, seminars, performances, and excursions to local attractions, including the seventeenth-century Library of Innerpeffray and Stirling Castle. There will also be special workshops and sessions directed at local schools. Taking advantage of Stirling’s beautiful landscaped campus, a highlight of the programme will be an outdoor performance of a play by Shakespeare by the Glaswegian theatre company Bard in the Botanics. Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Margreta de Grazia (University of Pennsylvania), Professor Andrew Murphy (University of St Andrews), Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling), Dr Colin Burrow (University of Oxford), and Dr Michael Bogdanov (Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre, co-founder of the English Shakespeare Company, and founder of The Wales Theatre Company).

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