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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.051  Monday, 6 February 2012

 

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

Date:         February 5, 2012 11:21:24 AM EST

Subject:     Latest Issue of Cahiers Elisabethains

 

THE LATEST ISSUE OF CAHIERS ELISABETHAINS IS NOW AVAILABLE: N° 80 (2011)

 

* This issue includes an exclusive interview of Professor Roger Chartier on his latest book: Cardenio, from Cervantes to Shakespeare and Beyond

 

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David Kastan, Zoe Caldwell, Stacy Keach, John Ford’s “The Broken Heart”

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.050  Monday, 6 February 2012

 

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

Date:         Friday, 3 Feb 2012 12:39:03 -0700

Subject:     David Kastan, Zoe Caldwell, Stacy Keach, John Ford’s “The Broken Heart” 

 

The Shakespeare Guild is pleased to invite you to three programs in Manhattan’s beautiful Gramercy Park, two at the National Arts Club and one next door at The Players, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet and talk with one of today’s most eminent Shakespeare scholars, DAVID SCOTT KASTAN of Yale University, and with two of our era’s most distinguished actors, ZOE CALDWELL and STACY KEACH. We’re also delighted to offer you a discount on tickets for Theatre for a New Audience’s staging of John Ford’s THE BROKEN HEART at the Duke Theatre.

 

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR ‘THE BROKEN HEART’

FEBRUARY 4 THROUGH MARCH 4 

THE DUKE THEATRE, 229 West 42nd Street, Manhattan

 

Guild Constituents $52.50 (Regularly $75.00)

 

If you saw Alexis Soloski’s New York Times article, “Extreme Theater: Wake-Up Calls from the 1600s” 

 

(www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/theater/john-fords-broken-heart-and-tis-pity-shes-a-whore.html),

 

you’re aware that playgoers in Manhattan and Brooklyn are looking forward to attending two rarely-produced tragedies by 17th-century dramatist John Ford. One, THE BROKEN HEART, figured prominently in a fascinating National Arts Club discussion on January 11. JEFFREY HOROWITZ, whose visionary leadership has enabled such pioneering artists as Mark Rylance and Julie Taymor to do seminal work at Theatre for a New Audience, introduced SELINA CARTMELL, a brilliant new Irish director, to an NAC gathering that was eager to hear about her first production in New York. She and Mr. Horowitz spoke with the Shakespeare Guild’s John Andrews about what makes Ford plays like ‘TIS PITY TO BE A WHORE (soon to be revived at BAM) resonate with renewed intensity. Ms. Cartmell and a distinguished cast are now putting the finishing touches on a show that opens tomorrow, and constituents of the Guild are eligible to obtain $75 tickets for only $52.50. To take advantage of this generous discount, simply log on to www.dukeon42.org or call 646-223-3010, using code SHG2760 when you place your order. For details about the show, visit www.tfana.org

 

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A CHAT WITH YALE’S DAVID SCOTT KASTAN

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, at 8:00 p.m.  

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

 

Guild Constituents $25

 

DAVID KASTAN is the first American scholar to serve as a General Editor of The Arden Shakespeare, a prestigious collection of the complete works that has been Britain’s standard-bearer for more than a century. A distinguished professor of English at Yale University, Mr. Kastan has also earned plaudits for his work at Dartmouth and Columbia. His many publications include Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time (1982), Shakespeare After Theory (1999), and Shakespeare and the Book (2001). Mr. Kastan co-edited Staging the Renaissance: Essays on Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (1991) and The New History of Early English Drama (1997), and he is the sole editor of Critical Essays on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (1995), A Companion to Shakespeare (1999), The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature (2006), and other volumes. This spring he’ll be overseeing a major celebration of “Shakespeare at Yale,” a festival that will highlight such resources as the library’s outstanding collection of early quarto and folio printings and the university’s highly regarded repertory theater.

 

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A CONVERSATION WITH ZOE CALDWELL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, at 7:00 p.m.  

THE PLAYERS, 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

 

Guild Constituents $25

 

In her latest triumph ZOE CALDWELL has been riveting audiences, and garnering critical praise, as a cold-hearted Upper East Side matron in David Adjmi’s intimidatingly intimate Elective Affinitives. Meanwhile she has been moving filmgoers as an affectionate grandmother in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, one of this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. Long admired for her commanding stage presence, Ms. Caldwell has earned four Tony Awards, most recently as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s Master Class. She has portrayed such heroines as Lady Macbeth and Medea, not to mention Lillian Hellman and Miss Jean Brodie, and she has worked with such legends as Dame Judith Anderson, Dame Edith Evans, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Charles Laughton, and Paul Robeson. She has also directed some of the greatest stars in the profession, among them Eileen Atkins, Glenda Jackson, James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, and Vanessa Redgrave. Ms. Caldwell is now writing a sequel to I Will Be Cleopatra, a charming memoir about her early years in Australia, and she’ll share a few delightful passages about her most memorable encounters with Shakespeare.

 

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A CONVERSATION WITH STACY KEACH

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, at 8:00 p.m.  

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

 

Guild Constituents $25

 

STACY KEACH is currently starring in Broadway’s acclaimed Other Desert Cities. Best known to many of his television fans as Mickey Spillane detective Mike Hammer, Mr. Keach is also familiar for such popular films as Brewster McCloud, Doc, Judge Roy Bean, That Championship Season, and The New Centurians. But what he finds most satisfying is the Shakespearean acting he has done in such classic roles as Falstaff, Henry V, Macbeth, Mercutio, and Richard III. Clive Barnes, who observed a number of superb Hamlets during his many years as drama critic for the New York Times, has commented that the best ever “was Keach, whose neurotic passion and fierce poetry were quite wonderful.” Described by one reviewer as “the finest American classical actor since John Barrymore,” Mr. Keach has received a Best Actor Golden Globe, three Obies, three Vernon Rice Awards, three Helen Hayes Awards (among them for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in the national touring production of Frost/Nixon and for his King Lear at the Shakespeare Theatre Company), and multiple nominations for Emmy and Tony awards. 

 
 
Folger: The Gaming Table, Shakespeare’s Sisters, and More

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.049  Monday, 6 February 2012

 

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

Date:         Thursday, 02 Feb 2012 15:24:54 -0500

Subject:     Folger: The Gaming Table, Shakespeare’s Sisters, and More

 

 

What’s on at the Folger

 

Be a Friend to the Folger in February! February is Membership Month at the Folger and the perfect time to join—not only do Friends receive discounts on tickets to performances and other exclusive benefits, but Friends who join in February have the chance to win tickets to one of the following events: 

 

Folger Consort’s “Songbird” performance on Friday, March 16 OR the Opening Night performance of Folger Theatre’s “The Taming of the Shrew” on Monday, May 7. 

 

To join, visit www.folger.edu/friends or contact Winnie Harrington Robinson at (202) 675-0359. 

 

 

Winning Ticket

 

Folger Theatre: The Gaming Table

 

Stylishly entertaining, Folger Theatre’s The Gaming Table explores the world of high-stakes gambling, where the players wager money as well as their hearts. Washington Post critic Peter Marks praises the show for its “buoyant air and a bouquet of ripe performances.” 

 

Join the show’s director Eleanor Holdridge and Georgianna Ziegler, Folger Shakespeare Library’s head of reference and curator of the exhibition Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of English and European Women Writers,1500-1700 for a special talk on playwright Susannah Centlivre and her hit comedy, The Gaming Table. The free lecture will be held at 2pm on Feb 5 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

 

On stage through March 4

Tues-Thurs, 7:30pm 

Fri at 8pm 

Sat at 2pm & 8pm 

Sun at 2pm & 7pm

 

Part of the Folger’s 1,000 Years of Women Writers program series.

 

Buy Tickets

 

 

So Much to Say

 

Folger Exhibitions: Shakespeare’s Sisters

 

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf imagined a sister for Shakespeare, his equal in talent and ambition, but prevented from achieving success because of her gender. A new exhibition at the Folger, Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of English and European Women, 1500-1700, showcases writing by Shakespeare’s female contemporaries, many of whose works remained unknown for centuries. From religious writing to translations to love poetry and yes, plays, Shakespeare’s Sisters brings together a chorus of previously unheard voices and introduces these remarkable women to a wider public.

 

Feb 3 to May 20

Mon—Sat, 10am to 5pm 

Sun, 12noon to 5pm

 

Part of the Folger’s 1,000 Years of Women Writers program series.

 

 

Speaking Out

 

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series: Shakespeare’s Sisters

 

Rita Dove, Linda Gregerson, Elizabeth Nunez, Jacqueline Osherow, Linda Pastan, and Jane Smiley read from new works published in the Shakespeare’s Sisters chapbook, a companion publication to the exhibition of the same name. In their poems and essays, the writers respond to the writings of 16th and 17th-century women. An after-hours viewing of the Shakespeare’s Sisters exhibition precedes the reading.

 

Special Offer! Folger Friends and students can purchase half-price tickets to this event! Call (202)544-7077 to receive the discount.

 

Part of the Folger’s 1,000 Years of Women Writers program series.

 

Thurs, Feb 16 

7pm 

 

 

Isle of Wonders

 

In the News: Shakespeare Theme in London Olympics

 

A line from Shakespeare’s The Tempest will kick off the opening ceremony for the Olympics in London this summer: “Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises.”

 
 
“Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern”

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.048  Monday, 6 February 2012

 

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

Date:         February 5, 2012 2:56:01 PM EST

Subject:     “Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern” 

 

Going to the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. (Mar 22-24)? You are cordially invited to stay one more day to catch the one-day symposium “Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern” to be held at George Washington University in D.C., 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 25, 2012. 

 

Free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for updates on the venue and lunch. 

 

Website: http://www.gwu.edu/~acyhuang/culturaltranslations.html

 

ABOUT           

 

Empires are lost and won, and stories are marred and rediscovered through cultural translations—the transformation of genres, manipulation of ideas, and linguistic translation. Cultural translation is one of the most significant modes of textual and cultural transmission from medieval to modern times. Estrangement and transnational cultural flows continue to define the afterlife of narratives. Translation, or translatio, signifying “the figure of transport,” was a common rhetorical trope in early modern Europe that referred to the conveyance of ideas from one geo-cultural location to another, from one historical period to another, and from one artistic form to another.

 

Over the past decade “translation” as an expansive critical concept has greatly enriched literary and cultural studies. In response to these exciting new developments, this one-day symposium brings together leading scholars from the fields of medieval and early modern studies, history, film, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Arabic and comparative literary studies to engage in transhistorical and interdisciplinary explorations of post/colonial travel, globalization, and the transformation of texts, ideas, and genres.

 

The presentations are designed with both general and specialist audiences in mind. Following in the wake of several recent events in town, namely the Folger’s exhibitions on “Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700” and “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” and conferences on “Contact and Exchange: China and the West” and “Early Modern Translation: Theory, History, Practice,” and the 58th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) in Washington, DC, 22–24 March, 2012, the Symposium at GW continues and expands these thought-provoking dialogues. 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Medieval

 

Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto, English and Medieval Studies): Translating the Past: World Literature in the Medieval Mediterranean

 

Marcia Norton (GW, History): topic to be announced

 

 

Early Modern

 

Barbara Fuchs (UCLA, English and Spanish & Portuguese): Return to Sender: "Hispanicizing" Cardenio

 

Christina Lee (Princeton, Spanish & Portuguese): Imagining China in a Golden Age Spanish Epic

 

 

Postmodern

 

Peter Donaldson (MIT, Literature): The King’s Speech: Shakespeare, Empire and Global Media

 

Margaret Litvin (Boston, Arabic and Comparative Literature): topic to be announced

 

The event is co-sponsored by the George Washington University Department of English and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI), and co-organized by Alexander Huang, Jonathan Hsy, and Lowell Duckert. 

 
 
Factory Hamlet

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.046  Friday, 3 February 2012

 

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

Date:         February 3, 2012 8:13:11 AM EST

Subject:     The Factory Collaborate With Creation Theatre This Spring.....

 

The Factory is delighted to invite you to our collaboration with Creation Theatre. This Spring, in collaboration with Creation Theatre, we bring our critically acclaimed production of Hamlet to the world-famous Norrington Room of Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford.

 

Hamlet, 5 - 24 March

A Factory production

Directed by Tim Carroll

 

The King is dead. What happens next will be different every night.

 

So far almost 15,000 audience members have helped The Factory create one-night-only, accidental interpretations of one of the great icons of world literature. 

 

A rigorous exploration of Shakespeare’s verse combined with The Factory’s spirit of mischief and spontaneous play allow the company to delve into the endless possibilities within Shakespeare’s greatest work.

 

Tickets /// More information 

 
Cardenio Performance and Conference

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.042  Wednesday, 1 February 2012

 

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

Date:         January 31, 2012 5:52:39 PM EST

Subject:     Cardenio Performance and Conference

 

Gary Taylor’s reconstruction of “The History of Cardenio”, the lost play attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare in 1653, will be performed in Indianapolis April 19-28. It will open IUPUI’s new, state of the art, 248-seat university theatre. I am directing the play, and the cast includes a mix of local professional actors and students. Though an earlier version of the script was performed by students in Wellington, NZ in 2009, and more recently it was given a reading at Shakespeare’s Globe in London in November 2011, the Indianapolis performances will be the first full-scale professional production of Taylor’s text, and the first based on an open audition call. (More information on the production is available here: http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/shakespeare/productions/). This production is part of a remarkable year for “Cardenio fever”: the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of Don Quixote in English has already seen the publication of Tiffany Stern’s provocative essay in Shakespeare Quarterly, which will be followed by the English translation of Roger Chartier’s Cardenio entre Cervantes et Shakespeare, by Barbara Fuchs’ book on Anglo-Spanish literary relationships in Shakespeare’s and Fletcher’s lifetimes, and by OUP’s  forthcoming “The Quest for Cardenio” (http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199641819.do). 

 

IUPUI is also hosting an international academic colloquium, in conjunction with these performances, on April 28. Like other events associated with the production, the colloquium is designed to counter the focus on Shakespeare, which has hitherto monopolized most of the discussion. So, the public lecture that will precede the first performance, on 19 April, will be by Steven Wagschal, a Cervantes scholar at Indiana University in Bloomington. Professor Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State) is flying in to give the public lecture on “Shakespeare and Race” on Thursday April 26 (because race is a significant factor in the latest incarnation of Taylor’s reconstruction, and in the Indianapolis casting). The four sessions of the colloquium will be organized around Cervantes, Fletcher, Adaptation, and Performance, in that order. Confirmed participants now include Roger Chartier, Suzanne Gossett, Regina Buccola, Barbara Fuchs, Douglas Lanier, Eduardo Olid, Adam Hooks, Huw Griffiths, and Christopher Hicklin.

 

All colloquium participants will attend the performance on Friday evening, 27 April. Gary Taylor will give a plenary public lecture before that performance, called “Working Together”, which will talk about the way that the play brings together Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Fletcher, as well as himself and the actors and directors he has worked with. There will also be a graduate student conference (with open submissions) on the Friday afternoon—if you have any students working on any of the topics described here, please do encourage them to submit a proposal!

 

If you have questions about the performances, the colloquium, or the graduate student conference, please contact Dr. Sarah Neville (who is Conference Secretary, and an Assistant Editor on the New Oxford Shakespeare) at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Terri Bourus, Ph.D.

Director and General Editor:

Associate Professor of English Drama

Founding Director: Hoosier Bard Productions

334 N. Senate Ave. Suite GL-B

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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www.liberalarts.iupui.edu/shakespeare

 
ESRA Shakespeare Conference: Shakespeare and Myth

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.041  Wednesday, 1 February 2012

 

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

Date:         February 1, 2012 2:47:24 AM EST

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER.net: How do I circulate a CFP?

 

ESRA SHAKESPEARE CONFERENCE

SHAKESPEARE AND MYTH

Montpellier (France)

Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 June 2013

 

Organised by the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières

(UMR 5186 CNRS, University of Montpellier)

Under the auspices of the Société Française Shakespeare and the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA)

 

Conference announcement and call for seminar proposals

 

Conference announcement:

Shakespeare and Myth

 

A shaper of European identity, Greco-Roman mythology has been invoked down the centuries both to glorify and undermine rulers, to uphold or subvert political or social order, and to probe and question issues including those of gender, religion and history. Simultaneously, Europe has been the cradle of classical mythology, which has infused all modes of artistic creation and inspired influential theoretical and critical approaches well beyond the continent’s borders, in the fields of history, literature, psychology and anthropology. In this process, the legacy of Antiquity encountered other European myths (Nordic, Celtic, etc.). Over the past fifty years or so, Europe has increasingly acted as an area of exchanges between its own mythologies, ideas and representations and those of other continents. Today, the continent’s heritage is challenged, refashioned and reconsidered in the light of other cultural forms that reflect an increasing diversity, out of which a new European melting-pot of myths may be emerging that interacts with other cultures in an increasingly globalized world.

 

Within this process, Shakespeare enjoys a privileged position. Like myth, and through classical and other myths, his work “To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe”, is “not of an age, but for all time” and, indeed, places, and has contributed to the building of a continental identity, providing tools to apprehend and comprehend, endorse and critique European history and culture. However, this European Shakespeare is to be taken not as confined to a Eurocentric vision but rather as pushing back boundaries, challenging assumptions and inviting a criss-crossing of perspectives worldwide. Reception and appropriation of his work has also involved its processing through non-European mythological and cultural prisms, drawing attention to, and inviting research into, a plasticity that is akin to the flexibility of myth.

 

Following upon the exploration of Europe’s cultural landscapes and seascapes through Shakespeare’s works at previous conferences of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), the Montpellier conference proposes a journey into Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic “Mythscape”.

 

This journey can take three main directions:

  • Myth in Shakespeare: classical mythology pervades the work of Shakespeare and his European contemporaries, like a kind of lingua franca or culturally bonding material; other mythological influences are also present in his work, or may be processed into it through stagings, adaptations or other forms of recreation.
  • Shakespeare as Myth-Maker: Shakespeare has contributed to raise to the status of myth Mediterranean and (other) European locations (including Bohemia, Cyprus, Elsinore, Navarre, Roussillon, Verona, Vienna, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon) and figures (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Desdemona) that have found a place in the collective imagination, alongside classical and legendary places and characters.
  • Shakespeare as Myth: the paradox of his own elusive biography and the universality of his works have contributed to a process whereby Shakespeare himself is at the centre of a myth – his own, and that of all those who claim him as their own, through translation and other forms of appropriation.

Within these three directions, which are neither watertight nor mutually exclusive, the conference invites papers on a wide range of topics that include:

 

Theatre

  • (Re)presenting myth(s) on Shakespearean stages and screens
  • Shakespeare’s mythology as a common ground for, or an obstacle to, understanding and exchange
  • The (ir)relevance of Shakespeare’s mythological references on the contemporary and global stage and screen.
  • Processing Shakespearean performances and performers into “myths”

Translation

  • Shakespeare’s place in the transfer and circulation of classical mythology between Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe
  • Shakespeare as “translator” of Ovid, Virgil and other classical authors for his time
  • The impact of translation on Shakespeare’s mythological subtext
  • Shakespeare’s “translating” of the politics of Olympus and Rome into a critique of the Elizabethan and Jacobean context
  • “Mythical” translations and/or translators of Shakespeare

Criticism

  • Shakespeare’s place in the transfer and circulation of classical mythology between Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe
  • Mythography as a key to Shakespeare
  • Iconography in relation to myth, Shakespeare and the visual arts
  • The relevance of classicist scholarship to Shakespeare studies (Claude Calame, Marcel Détienne, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Charles Martindale)
  • Addressing 20th century critical approaches on the relation of Shakespeare and myth (Georges Dumézil, Mircéa Eliade, Claude Lévi-Strauss)
  • Shakespeare’s mythical figures in interdisciplinary studies

Afterlives

  • The “mythologizing” of Shakespeare’s world (characters, places, Stratford-upon-Avon)
  • Representing and receiving the Shakespeare icon in contemporary cultures
  • (Re)fashioning, perpetuating and/or subverting the Shakespearean myth through film, TV and the Internet
  • Shakespeare’s myths as an enduring form of (re)creation
  • Working on and with Shakespeare’s myths in the classroom

Call for seminar proposals ESRA 2013

 

From 26 June to 29 June 2013, the IRCL, under the Auspices of the Société Française Shakespeare, will organise the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) Conference around the theme of “Shakespeare and Myth”

 

Members of ESRA are invited to propose a seminar that they would like to convene on “Shakespeare and Myth”.

 

Proposals of 300-500 words (stating topic, relevance, and approach) should be submitted by 2 or 3 potential convenors who agree to work together.

 

If you have ideas for a seminar, please submit your proposals to:

by 15 March 2012

 

The board of ESRA will make its final choice of seminars in April 2011. By this time, all the convenors will be personally informed of the choices made, and the list of seminars will be made available on the IRCL, the ESRA and the Société Française Shakespeare websites

 

http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/

http://www.societefrancaiseshakespeare.org/

http://www.um.es/shakespeare/esra/

 

 

 
Wooden O Symposium, August 6-8, 2012

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.036  Tuesday, 31 January 2012

 

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

Date:         January 31, 2012 10:03:17 AM EST

Subject:     Wooden O Symposium, August 6-8, 2012

 

I believe this conference will be of interest to readers of SHAKSPER

 

WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM

Utah Shakespeare Festival -- Center for Shakespeare Studies

August 6-8, 2012 -- Cedar City, Utah

 

The 2012 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference sponsored by Southern Utah University’s Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, located in Cedar City, Utah. August 6-8, 2012. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.

 

Conference Priorities: The Wooden O Symposium invites papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries, but gives priority to presentations relating to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 season: Titus Andronicus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Hamlet.  Because USF will also be producing Moliere’s Scapin and Fredrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart in their 2012 summer season, we also welcome essays on these plays, as well as presentations that address the subject of early modern drama throughout Europe and representations of female monarchs in dramatic literature.

 

Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker for the 2012 Wooden O Symposium is Dr. Susan Frye, Professor of English at University of Wyoming, and author of Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation (Oxford, 1996), Pens and Needles: Women’s Textualities in Early Modern England (UPenn, 2010), and co-editor with of Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women’s Alliances in Early Modern England (Oxford, 1999.)

 

In support of Southern Utah University’s mission to promote undergraduate research, the Wooden O Symposium regularly includes undergraduate panels as part of our program, so please share this notice with your undergraduates.

 

We will also invite presenters to submit revised papers from the 2012 symposium to our peer-reviewed Journal of the Wooden O.

 

Submission: Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2012. Session chairs and individual presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than May 15.  250-word abstracts or session proposals (including individual abstracts) should include the following:

  • Author’s name
  • Participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, independent scholar)
  • Mailing address
  • College/university affiliation (if any)
  • E-mail address
  • Daytime phone number. 

Send 250 word abstract or session proposal to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Wooden O Symposium

c/o Utah Shakespeare Festival

351 W. Center St.

Cedar City, UT 84720

 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Studies October 18-21, 2012

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.035  Tuesday, 31 January 2012

 

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

Date:         January 30, 2012 5:09:13 PM EST

Subject:     Pacific Northwest Renaissance Studies October 18-21, 2012

 

CFP: Renaissance Translation and Transmission (October 18-21, 2012)

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,

  • the art / practice of textual translation and transmission in the Renaissance
  • cross-cultural communication in the Renaissance 
  • “translation” between and across genres and media (theatre, visual arts, music, literature, etc.) and across specialized discourses (for instance from the medical to the political) 
  • the political and ethical implications of translation in and of the early modern period
  • endangered languages and translation in the Renaissance
  • physical acts of translation, such as the remaking of new clothes from old clothes, or other forms of material translation / “carrying across” or transformation
  • the "translation" and “transmission” of early modern texts in manuscript, print and electronic media from the late sixteenth-century onward 
  • translating, transmitting, and teaching the Renaissance in the (post)modern classroom
  • diaspora and translation in the early modern period
  • “translating” and/or “transmitting” the Renaissance in the digital age
  • the untranslatable Renaissance/early modern untranslatabilty
  • mistranslation in (and of) the Renaissance
  • translation and interpretive authority in the Renaissance

Multi-media presentations and traditional papers in the fine arts, the humanities, and the social sciences are encouraged.


Abstracts for individual papers and proposals for three-paper panels are invited.

 

Abstracts should run 250 words for papers of 20-minute delivery length.

 

Panel proposals must include abstracts for all three papers.

 

Deadline: July 15, 2012

 

Acceptances will be sent by August 15, 2012.

 

Submissions should be sent to:

 

Melissa Walter

UFV Department of English

33844 King Road

Abbotsford, BC 

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CFP: ESSE Seminar: Shakespeare and Renaissance Period

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.019  Monday, 23 January 2012

 

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Date:         January 21, 2012 12:20:40 PM EST

Subject:     CFP: ESSE Seminar: Shakespeare and Renaissance Period

 

Prof. John Drakakis and Dr. Sidia Fiorato will host a seminar on the performances of the Body in the Renaissance Period during the next ESSE conference at Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 September 2012.

 

Here is a brief description of the seminar

 

S3) Performances of The Body In The Renaissance Period

 

The seminar intends to analyze the concept of the "body" in the Renaissance period and its subsequent re-articulations and re-interpretations. Modernity considers the body as a place of regulation, shaped by social and political ideologies and specific networks of power; it is strictly connected with the representation of individual identity and the shaping of the juridical persona. Literature and the performing arts (through a language that is written on the body and with the body), can absorb and retain the effects of political power as well as resist the very effects they appear to incorporate in structures of parody, irony, and pastiche.

 

Please send your proposals for the seminar with a 200-word-abstract by January 31, 2012 to

 

Prof. John Drakakis (University of Stirling, UK)

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Dr. Sidia Fiorato (University of Verona, IT)

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This is the link to the conference:

 

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ASC: Announcing our 2012-2013 Artistic Year

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.017  Saturday, 21 January 2012

 

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Date:         Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 13:20:10 -0500 (EST)

Subject:     ASC: Announcing our 2012-2013 Artistic Year

 

American Shakespeare Center 

Announcing the 2012/13 Artistic Year Line-up

 

View it in your browser.

 

The sixteen plays in rotating repertory feature nine plays by William Shakespeare:

 

  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Cymbeline
  • King John *
  • Julius Caesar
  • Henry VIII *
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen *
  • Twelfth Night
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost

 

ASC highlights Shakespeare's contemporaries in The Custom of the Country,* by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster.  You can also see The Country Wife,* a Restoration romp by William Wycherley, and The Lion in Winter,* a modern masterpiece by James Goldman that prefaces the action of King John.

 

The American Shakespeare Center announces the line-up for its 2012-2013 Artistic Year, which will include 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world.

The lineup features nine plays by William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Cymbeline; King John; Julius Caesar; Henry VIII; The Two Noble Kinsmen; Twelfth Night; and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Also included are two plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare: The Custom of the Country, by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster; one Restoration comedy, The Country Wife by William Wycherly; and a well-known modern offering, The Lion in Winter by James Goldman. 

 

Our three holiday favorites - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas by ASC actor Ginna Hoben - will be return in December.

 

Get more information and title listing by season HERE...

 

* indicates a Blackfriars Playhouse premiere

 

American Shakespeare Center 

10 S. Market St

Staunton, Virginia 24401

 
 
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