CFP Shakespeare Anniversary, Paris


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0174  Monday, 15 April 2013


From:        Michelle Assay <This email 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Professor David Fanning (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, University of Sheffield

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A Busy April for Shakespeare


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0173  Monday, 15 April 2013


From:        John F Andrews <This email 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 email 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 email 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 email 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 email 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 email 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

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Authorized Sales Consultant for Silver State Fine Art, LLC -


32 Boydell Shakespeare Engravings for Sale:  pdf  Boydell Shakespeare Engravings


Access to Early European Books


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0167  Friday, 12 April 2013


From:        Anna Battigelli <This email 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 email 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 email 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).


CFP: Places and Non-Places of English


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0146  Thursday, 4 April 2013


From:        Robert Appelbaum <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         March 30, 2013 5:54:25 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Places and Non-Places of English


Shakespeareans may wish to be aware of the upcoming 12th Nordic Conference of English Studies to be held at Uppsala University, Sweden, 10 - 13 October, 2013.


Our theme for this conference is ‘Places and Non-Places of English’. The plenary speakers are Jorie Graham, Harvard University; Andrew Hadfield, Sussex University (an early modernist known to many of you); Marianne Hundt, University of Zurich: and Bruce Robbins, Columbia University.


It would be good to have at least one strong panel on Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, especially with regard to our theme. The deadline is being extended one last time.


For more information, go to


Cheers to all,

Robert Appelbaum

Professor of English Literature

Department of English

Uppsala University

“Transformative Literacies” - A Conference at The University of Maryland


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0145  Thursday, 4 April 2013


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

Date:         Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:36 PM

Subject:     “Transformative Literacies” - A Conference at The University of Maryland


 The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland will be holding an interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of “Transformative Literacies” on April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park.


The two-day symposium aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, plenary sessions, and lectures.  


The keynote speakers will include Dr. Jonathan Hsy, Assistant Professor of English at George Washington University, and Dr. Amy Landau, Associate Curator of Islamic Art and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum.  


For more information, please see the attached flyer and visit the symposium’s website at:


Download “Transformative Literacies” Flyer here:  pdf  Flyer Transformative Literacies Symposium


Shakespeare at Notre Dame 2013 Shakespeare Festival


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0144  Thursday, 4 April 2013


From:        Charles Gessert <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         April 3, 2013 2:43:19 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare at Notre Dame 2013 Shakespeare Festival


Shakespeare at Notre Dame Announces

2013 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival


Notre Dame – Shakespeare at Notre Dame has announced the 2013 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), running July 20 through September 20, 2013. The Festival is highlighted by the Professional Company’s production of Richard III, directed by Laura Gordon. The Young Company will present The Comedy of Errors at outdoor spaces throughout the Michiana region. The Festival opens with performances of ShakeScenes at historic Washington Hall on July 20 & 21, 2013. For the first time this year, Actors From The London Stage will be included as part of the festival. AFTLS will present Othello from September 18-20, 2013.


William Shakespeare’s blazingly entertaining portrayal of England’s most famous villain, a twisted and ruthless monarch. The recent discovery of King Richard’s remains by archeologists means there is no better time to see why the “winter of our discontent” turns into a “glorious summer” at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Michael Gotch will play the title character, and in a play with some of Shakespeare’s strongest women’s roles, a trio of the finest actors from Chicago - Barbara Robertson as Queen Margaret, Elizabeth Ledo as Lady Anne and Maureen Gallagher as the Dutchess of York will headline the cast.  Richard III will be presented August 20 through September 1 at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $10 - $75 and go on sale through the DeBartolo Box Office on April 26,2013. This year, children ages 6 – 17 are free with paid adult tickets.


Kevin Asselin returns to direct the Young Company’s production of The Comedy of Errors. The play will be performed free of charge in communities throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The Young Company is comprised of students from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, and other colleges and universities from across the country. The “tour” begins Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7 pm at the Lincoln Township Public Library in Stevensville, Michigan. Other performances include:

  • Saturday, July 27, 7 pm – Potawatomi Park Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana
  • Sunday, July 28, 7 pm – Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana
  • Saturday, August 3, 6:30 pm – Dewey Cannon Park, Three Oaks, Michigan 
  • Saturday, August 4, 7 pm – Battell Park, Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Saturday, August 10, 7 pm – Wellfield Botanic Garden, Elkhart, Indiana
  • Sunday, August 11, 6:30 pm (Central Time) –Centennial Park, Munster, Indiana
  • Monday, August 26, 7 pm – ND Main Building, Notre Dame, Indiana

Over the course of one weekend, dozens of actors from throughout the community take to the stage in ShakeScenes at Washington Hall. Two different performances, each offering a series of 10-minute scenes, comprise this free event. Performances are at 2 pm on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at Washington Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.


Shakespeare has no greater hero than Othello, from which lofty height—no character has further to fall.  Set in Venice and Cyprus, Othello is a moving, sexy and ultimately tragic tale of betrayal and vengeance.  Five actors from London’s greatest stages take on Shakespeare’s heartrending, sexy and ultimately tragic tale of Othello, September 18-20 at Washington Hall.


Begun in 2000, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is part of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, a program of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival produces professional productions of William Shakespeare’s plays that involve Equity actors and world-class directors and designers.


Tickets for the entire festival will go on sale April 26, 2013 at Noon at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket office, by phone at 574-631-2800, and on the web at


Chuck Gessert

Audience Development Manager

Shakespeare at Notre Dame

230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Notre Dame, IN  46556





The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0143  Thursday, 4 April 2013


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

Date:         Monday, April 1, 2013 11:54 PM

Subject:     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Global Shakespeares




Global Shakespeares, An Open-Access Digital Video Archive


Co-founded and co-edited by Peter Donaldson and Alexander Huang 


Global Shakespeares is a free, open access collection of performance videos from around the world. We invite you to participate by using this archive in your teaching and research, and by contributing information and visual materials to the archive. Here you can find: 

  • A Brazilian street theatre version of Romeo and Juliet - on stilts
  • A Chinese opera King Lear in which one actor plays Lear and his daughters
  • A Japanese Hamlet who sits motionless on stage. Mechanical dolls enact his thoughts. 

These are some of the innovative ideas in the current wave of breakthrough international productions made available through Global Shakespeares, a large and growing collection of videos from the Arab world, North America, the U.K., Western and Eastern Europe, the Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, India, East Asia, Mexico, Brazil, and Latin America. 


Online learning modules:


Contributors are encouraged to interpret this invitation geographically, historically, and culturally, including:

  • Summaries of significant Shakespeare productions from all over the world
  • Videos of performances of Shakespeare’s plays, with or without English subtitles
  • Annotations and metadata
  • Translations
  • Performance Reviews
  • Interviews with directors and actors
  • Scripts of Shakespeare adaptations
  • Bibliographies

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Download a “Global Shakespeares” Flyer here:   pdf  Flyer Global Shakespeares


Call for Participation: ISE English-Language Performances

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0142  Thursday, 4 April 2013

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

Date:         Monday, April 1, 2013 11:54 PM

Subject:     Call for Participation: ISE English-Language Performances




Internet Shakespeare Editions: English-Language Performances

Digital Shakespeare on Stage


Help us create an enduring digital monument to Shakespeare and the artists who keep his works alive today. Spread the word about your own work around the world.


-- An Invitation -- 


Would you like to enjoy some free publicity on a website visited by hundreds of thousands each month? Join the ISE to enter information about your upcoming shows directly into our database.

  • Once in our database, your productions will appear on our Shakespeare Calendar, a section of the site where visitors search for productions near and far.
  • As the opening date approaches, your production will be featured in the “Shakespeare on Stage” column on every page of our desktop site.
  • Your production will appear in a pull-down menu on the ISE Chronicle.  Your patrons will be able to select your production and enter their reviews.

The performance database is a persuasive advertisement for all participants: directors, actors, and designers.  Each entry includes a link to your URL, directing Internet traffic from around the world to your company.  The ISE site mobilizes information in the richly hyperlinked database throughout the site, where students, scholars, and other theater practitioners will see it.


How to join our network of participating theaters:

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Our staff will set up a free account giving you access to the database, where you can enter details about your productions—and upload publicity graphics.


And there’s a bonus . . . 


Starting in April 2013, participating theaters will be able to log in to the main site of the ISE to see an icon that prepares a print-ready view of each page. Directors wanting a reliable text of the Folio, or one of the early Quartos, will be able to select a view that shows a complete play; then print it or copy it from the browser into a word processor for further work. Many of the plays are also available in modern spelling versions.


ISE Performance Editor Alexander Huang This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Download the “ISE Performance Digital Shakespeare on the Stage” Flyer here:   pdf  Flyer ISE Performance Archive


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