The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.191 Thursday, 17 April 2014
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Subject: H(app)y 450th Birthday
The Folger Shakespeare Library
H(app)y 450th birthday, Will Shakespeare!
In celebration, The Folger Shakespeare Library is offering the Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps for just $2.99, through April 27. Enjoy Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream: http://ow.ly/vObiZ
Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps
Designed to make great plays accessible to all readers in a lively digital format, the Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps are an interactive reading experience that enriches the Folger Shakespeare Editions—the gold standard in modern edited Shakespeare texts—with
Full audio recordings by professional actors produced by Folger Theatre
Expert commentaries from leading scholars, teachers, and performers
Illuminating images from the Folger collections and video
Robust authoring and sharing tools
From solitary reading to generative thinking, from the classroom to the theater, Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps offer an interactive reading experience to enhance our pleasure and understanding of Shakespeare’s extraordinary works.
Upcoming Events at Globe Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.190 Thursday, 17 April 2014
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Subject: Upcoming Events at Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration: 21 April
Free Family Open Day
Monday 21 April
12 noon – 5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)
To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday we invite you to join our free family open day, packed with fun activities, performances and special ticket offers.
Shakespeare’s Birthday is a great way to introduce children to the Globe and Shakespeare, or simply to visit us in party mode.
Following the theme of a traditional birthday party activities throughout the day include: a bouncy castle, face painting, Pin the Ruff on the Bard, cake decorating, pass the parcel, stilt performers, balloon animals, Punch and Judy shows and more. This is also an opportunity to visit the biggest exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare’s London, for free. (Normal adult price £13.50)
The event culminates with performances on the stage. We welcome back improvisational geniuses School of Night where “everything is created on the spur of the moment according to ideas and suggestions proffered by the audience.” There will also be scenes from Shakespeare performed and traditional balloon modellers. Is it your birthday on 21 April? Let us know and you might end up on the stage too.
Special Birthday Offer
From 21-27 April all yard (standing) tickets for performances throughout April will be available for a reduced price of 450 pence (normal price £5). This celebratory offer is available in person or over the telephone. Please quote ‘Birthday offer’ (subject to availability).
Box Office : 0207 401 9919
Shakespeare at 450
Our first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.
The season opens with a stunning candlelit production of John Lyly’s witty and beautiful Galatea presented by the Edwards’ Boys from Shakespeare’s own grammar school.
Some of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars tell us what the anniversary means to them in a series of exclusive Shakespeare at 450 Lectures, including this year’s Sam Wanamaker Fellow Jonathon Bate and previous Fellows Stanley Wells, Tiffany Stern, James Shapiro, Lisa Jardine, Andrew Gurr and Farah Karim-Cooper.
Read Not Dead celebrates its move into the Playhouse with an exceptional season including Jonson’s Every Man in His Humour in which Shakespeare originally acted, and the chance for you to choose the last reading of the season in a special public voting event.
David and Ben Crystal join us with a series of ground-breaking events in the Playhouse Exploring Original Pronunciation. Plus experience Macbeth as Shakespeare might have heard it in an extra special Read Not Dead coordinated by David and Ben Crystal, presented in original pronunciation and by candlelight.
This summer’s Study Days will satisfy the keenest of minds. Children and families can get involved in Story Days, and the sell-out Muse of Fire returns later this summer – with a twist in its tale.
Pre- and Post-show events illuminate the Globe Theatre season whilst the brand new Research in Action explores the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse inside and out with leading scholars and Globe Theatre artists: audience participation will be encouraged!
Globe to Globe Hamlet will be the first production of the season, taking to the Globe stage on 23 April before beginning its two-year world tour.
Opening on 24 April, Lucy Bailey’s hotly anticipated Titus Andronicus promises to utterly transform the Globe theatre.
To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday we're visiting EVERY country in the world! Please back our project and be part of our journey.
On 23 April 2014 the Globe opens its most ambitious tour yet: a two-year tour of Hamlet that will visit every single country on earth. Sixteen extraordinary men and women will travel by boat, train, 4X4, tall ship, bus and aeroplane across the seven continents, performing in a huge range of unique and atmospheric venues – from village squares to national theatres, from palaces to beaches.
The production is a fresh, pared-down version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of deferred revenge. The company of twelve actors and four stage managers will use a completely portable set to stage a Hamlet that celebrates all the exuberance and invention of Shakespeare’s language in a brisk two hours and forty minutes. The production will be directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, designed by Jonathan Fensom and composed by Bill Barclay. Additional original music by Laura Forrest-Hay.
The role of Hamlet will be shared by Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayat. All other male and female parts will be played in rotation by Keith Bartlett, John Dougall, Miranda Foster, Phoebe Fildes, Beruce Khan, Tom Lawrence, Jennifer Leong, Rawiri Paratene, Matthew Romain and Amanda Wilkin.
24 April - 13 July
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all _the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.
Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.
This production revisits Lucy Bailey’s spectacular Globe production of 2006
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.185 Tuesday, 15 April 2014
From: Jake Goldberg <
Date: April 15, 2014 at 1:42:02 PM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare @LibertasU
Shakespeare is back at LibertasU. Returning in our third semester will be John Alvis’ course: “Why is Shakespeare the Supreme Dramatist?”. This course will examine three plays, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Henry V, and will put to test the hypothesis that Shakespeare seeks to understand human nature by confronting great men with fateful choices. John Alvis, a well-respected Shakespearean scholar and currently Professor of English at The University of Dallas.
“Why is Shakespeare the Supreme Dramatist?” is a full, 7-week, online course. It starts on May 12th with classes to be held on Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:50 pm Eastern time, with every class will featuring ample time for discussion. This course is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in delving into Shakespeare but who, for any reason, is not able to attend a regular bricks and mortar institution.
Talking with Biographer Stephen Grant about the Founders of the Folger Shakespeare Library
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.183 Wednesday, 10 April 2014
From: John F Andrews <
Date: April 8, 2014 at 3:58:41 PM EDT
Subject: Talking with Biographer Stephen Grant about the Founders of the Folger Shakespeare Library
Stephen H. Grant’s Collecting Shakespeare
Sunday, April 13, at 4:00 p.m.
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Near DC’s Eastern Market
Free and Open to the Public
Many people are astonished to learn that the world’s largest repository of early Shakespeare editions is to be found, not in London or Stratford, but two blocks from the United States Capitol in Washington. How this came to be is the subject of a fascinating new book by Stephen H. Grant, who tells the story of Henry Clay Folger and his wife Emily Jordan Folger, who married in 1885 and devoted the rest of their lives to Collecting Shakespeare.
Henry was a close associate of John D. Rockefeller, and he eventually rose to the helm of the Standard Oil Company of New York. But the passion that most deeply obsessed a quiet, unassuming Brooklyn couple was not to become public until April 23, 1932, when President Hoover presided over a Capitol Hill ceremony at which the Folger Shakespeare Library was presented to the American people.
Copies of Mr. Grant’s long-anticipated biography of the Folgers will be on hand for purchase and inscription, and he’ll be available to sign them both before and after his conversation with John F. Andrews, who spent a decade (1974-84) as Director of Academic Programs at the Library.
Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early. For details about the venue, see www.HillCenterDC.org or call 202-549-4172.
For more information about this and related Shakespeare Guild offerings, including Speaking of Shakespeare programs in Manhattan with Stephen H. Grant, with Yale scholar David Kastan, and with lexicographer Paul Dickson, in mid-May, see www.shakesguild.org/May2014.pdf, visit www.shakesguild.org, or email
Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.174 Monday, 7 April 2014
From: Harriet Connor <
Date: April 7, 2014 at 6:40:56 AM EDT
Subject: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet
Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet
27th November 2013
Reissuing works originally published between 1919 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet offers a selection of scholarship on the Shakespearean tragedy. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary criticism. Includes;
Form and Meaning in Drama: A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet
By H. D. F. Kitto
Shakespeare's “Hamlet” bound with The Problem of "Hamlet"
By A. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Robertson
By Maurice Charney
Hamlet: Critical Essays
Edited by Joseph G. Price
To view inside and learn more about these titles visit the series webpage at http://www.routledge.com/u/Hamlet
To recommend the set to your librarian visit http://www.routledge.com/u/HamletRL
CFP: Rome and Home: The Cultural Uses of Rome in Early Modern English Literature (EMLS Special Issue)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.169 Friday, 4 April 2014
From: Daniel Cadman <
Date: April 4, 2014 at 4:54:11 AM EDT
Subject: CFP: Rome and Home: The Cultural Uses of Rome in Early Modern English Literature (EMLS Special Issue)
Rome and Home: The Cultural Uses of Rome in Early Modern English Literature
Ancient Rome had a pervasive hold over the early modern imagination and its influence can be discerned in a variety of sources, discourses, and practices during the period. Episodes from Roman history provided the inspiration for numerous plays and narrative poems, as well as offering an effective means of interrogating such political and philosophical positions as republicanism, absolutism and stoicism. Roman history also provided a host of good and bad exemplary figures, as well as highlighting the dangers of civil war and political factionalism. Roman authors like Seneca, Juvenal, Horace, and Terence also had a considerable influence on the development of various literary genres during the period and many historical and political works were influenced by both the style and content of such commentators as Cicero and Tacitus. The influence of ancient Rome also had a bearing upon English national identity. The myth of the translatio imperii, as promulgated in the histories of Geoffrey of Monmouth, was often appropriated in propaganda as a means of legitimising England’s imperial ambitions. James I also set out to refashion himself as an Augustan ruler whose iconography owed much to the resonance of imperial Rome.
This special issue will explore the influence of ancient Rome upon the literature and culture of early modern England and the related issues it provoked. We therefore welcome proposals for articles that consider any aspect of this subject; topics for discussion may include (but are not restricted to):
· Roman history as a narrative source in early modern drama, satire, and narrative poetry.
· Translation, rhetoric, and the influence of Latin.
· The influence of republicanism and stoicism and the bearings of Roman political ideas upon debates relating to sovereignty, citizenship, and absolutism.
· The relationship between ancient Rome and English (or British) national identity.
· The use of imagery associated with the Roman Empire in royal propaganda and iconography.
· The influence of Roman sources in debates relating to political factionalism and civil war.
· The resonance of Roman culture compared with the influence of ancient Greece.
· The links between Rome and Catholicism.
Please send abstracts (250-300 words) to Professor Lisa Hopkins (
), Dr Daniel Cadman (
), or Dr Andrew Duxfield (
) by Friday 2 May 2014.
Global Shakespeare (with Warwick)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.165 Wednesday, 2 April 2014
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: April 2, 2014 at 10:58:33 AM EDT
Subject: Global Shakespeare (with Warwick)
Global Shakespeare (with University of Warwick)
Master of Arts (1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time )
This is the only programme in the UK to focus on Shakespeare through the eyes of others. It allows you to form a critical perspective on Shakespeare as a global cultural phenomenon from Elizabethan England to the twenty-first century. You will examine the afterlife of his plays as they have been read, performed, adapted and translated not only linguistically but in performance practices, cultural contexts and various forms of new media across the world.
The programme combines theoretical, historical, performance and pedagogical approaches, with a strong digital and new-media component. You will be involved in developing cutting-edge methodologies for understanding Shakespeare as a product and catalyst of globalisation.
The Global Shakespeare MA provides a unique opportunity to experience postgraduate life with two world-leading institutions with strong expertise in the fields of Shakespeare, Renaissance studies, performance and Modern Languages- Queen Mary University of London (QML) and The University of Warwick. You will spend the first semester at QML, and spend time in the heart of London, accessing a wide variety of theatrical performances in venues such as the Globe, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre and visiting the unrivaled museums, libraries and archives of the capital. The second semester, spent at the University of Warwick, will see you in close proximity to Stratford-upon-Avon with access to performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the outstanding research facilities of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
On this programme you will:
Have access to the expertise and scholarship at both institutions
Benefit from webinars with established Shakespeareans across the globe such as Brazil, South Africa, Italy and China
Attend performances of Shakespeare at local theatres and engage with actors and directors in London and Stratford-upon-Avon
Learn academic journalism through editorial experience and reviewing on the new electronic journal – Global Shakespeare
Engage with local communities in exploring the significance of Shakespeare for them
This programme is ideal for graduates wishing to enter careers in academia, research, cultural organisations, theatres, teaching, publishing and new media.
The MA Global Shakespeare is available for one year full-time and two years part-time. You will spend semester one at QML and semester two at Warwick. You can choose at which institution you spend your dissertation period.
You will take four assessed modules before proceeding to a 15,000-word dissertation.
Part-time students take one module per semester, spreading the course over two years.
Assessed modules are taught in weekly two-hour seminars. In addition to these timetabled sessions, you will attend discussions and seminars on local Shakespeare productions and with visiting Shakespeareans from across the globe. You will be expected to attend meetings with your adviser and course tutor. The progress of your dissertation will be discussed in sessions with a designated supervisor. You will also need to undertake independent learning and research in order to progress at the required level.
Part-time students take one assessed module per semester. You are encouraged to begin work on your dissertation at the end of the first year. Teaching is generally done during the day.
At Queen Mary University of London:
Global Shakespeare: History and Theory and Performance
This module introduces you to historical, methodological and material dimensions of studying Shakespeare in a global context by a generic study and close reading of Shakespeare and his writing in a historical context, and an examination of the afterlife of his plays as they have been read, performed, adapted and translated both linguistically and through various media in a global context.
At the University of Warwick: Practices of Translation: Or How to Do Things with Shakespeare
This module focuses on the transformations of Shakespeare’s texts by a range of translational practices, in the broadest sense of the word. Offering you the chance to experiment with different models of translation it will allow you to develop your own models and practice as a “translator” of Shakespeare in relation to performance criticism, literary translation and active pedagogy, especially in relation to the ways in which Shakespeare has been 'translated' into languages, performance practices, cultural contexts and in the new media across the world.
You will choose two modules from a full list of options across varied disciplines such as English, Drama and Theatre, Modern Languages, History and Geography.
At QML options may include:
Global Interests in the Shakespearian World
Public and Private Cultures in Renaissance England
Post-colonialism Language and Identity
Early Modern Drama in Performance
At Warwick options may include:
World Literature and World Systems
Translation Studies in Theory and Practice
The Legacies of Caliban in Latin America and the Caribbean
For more information contact:
Executive Officer Global Shakespeare
Phone: +44 (0)20 78826670
[EMLS] New Issue Published
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.154 Friday, 28 March 2014
From: Daniel Cadman <
Date: March 28, 2014 at 1:11:00 PM EDT
Subject: [EMLS] New Issue Published
We are very pleased to announce that ‘Communities and Companionship in Early Modern Literature and Culture’, a new special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies, has now been published. The issue is now available to access from our website.
Thank you for your interest in our work.
(on behalf of the editorial team)
Early Modern Literary Studies
Special Issue 22: Communities and Companionship in Early Modern Literature and Culture (2014)
Table of Contents
‘More Women: More Weeping’: The Communal Lamentation of Early Modern Women in the Works of Mary Sidney Herbert and Mary Wroth
Drinking and Good Fellowship: Alehouse Communities, Gestures of Social
Self-Definition and the Anxiety of Social Displacement in the Broadside Ballad
Seraphic Companions: The Friendship between Elizabeth Gauden and Simon Patrick
Falling in Love and Language: Earthly Companionship and Spiritual Loss in Paradise Lost
Worlds within Worlds: Community, Companionship and Autonomy in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World
Early Modern Literary Studies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.142 Friday, 21 March 2014
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Subject: The Hare
The Hare, a peer-reviewed, on-line academic journal
About The Hare
The Hare is a peer-reviewed, on-line academic journal published three times yearly. The journal publishes short essays on the dramatic, poetic, and prose works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The journal also publishes academic book reviews, and provides a public forum for open exchange between scholars in the field.
The Hare seeks sharply focused, stylistically adventurous, formally innovative analytical writing and encourages the submission of: startling paradoxes, out-takes, first gestures, unthought-of excursions, false starts, wild speculations, brave experiments, and other occasional pieces or controversiae dealing with familiar and unfamiliar topics and texts in early modern literature. The journal asserts copyright over all published material but will freely grant permission for future reproduction and publication, subject to due acknowledgment to The Hare.
The Hare solicits reviews of old books. The Editors believe that scholarship and pedagogy benefit from the continuous reappraisal of foundational or seminal critical works—and also the reconsideration of works whose importance has been forgotten, or heretofore overlooked. The definition of “old” will remain flexible, and contributors are encouraged to interpret it creatively. Reviews of recently published books will be considered if they are discussed in conjunction with old books.
The Hare seeks to foster collegial dialogue around current scholarly work. Readers are encouraged to respond to content in The Hare, or to call attention to matters that might be of interest to other readers, in the form of publishable letters.
- See more at: http://www.thehareonline.com/about#sthash.nfWHygmN.dpuf
Pascale Aebischer, University of Exeter
Alice Dailey, Villanova University
Matt Davies, Mary Baldwin College
Andrew Hartley, UNC Charlotte
Peter Kanelos, Loyola University, Chicago
Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare’s Globe
Matt Kozusko, Ursinus College
Rebecca Lemon, USC
Zachary Lesser, University of Pennsylvania
Genevieve Love, Colorado College
Kirk Melnikoff, UNC Charlotte
Richard Preiss, University of Utah
Paul Prescott, University of Warwick
Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania
Peter Smith, Nottingham-Trent University
Tiffany Stern, Oxford University
Andrea Stevens, University of Illinois
Holger Syme, University of Toronto
Henry Turner, Rutgers University
Jacqueline Vanhoutte, University of North Texas
Brian Walsh, Yale University
Christopher Warley, University of Toronto
William West, Northwestern University
- See more at: http://www.thehareonline.com/about#sthash.nfWHygmN.dpuf
Submitted by Paul Menzer on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 11:11pm
There is no need for this journal. It is the product of desire: perhaps most particularly the desire to foster, in print, something like the collegial dialogue that occurs on the margins of—just before and just after (or long after)—the work in other academic journals, scholarly monographs, conferences.
At its most ambitious, The Hare seeks to bend the horizon of possibilities for what kinds of writing we use to engage our discipline and what kinds of materials we deem appropriate for our consideration. We hope to make available short, sharp, stylish, creative engagements with and through all topics of interest to scholars of early modern literature.
The path to this inaugural issue has been a long and winding one. We are grateful to many colleagues for their interest and encouragement along the way, and most especially to our superb editorial board and first-issue contributors for putting their names behind this project. Thanks to Mary Baldwin College for financial support. Our webmaster Robert Matney is the sole reason you are able to read this journal online, and we are grateful for his technical skill and remarkable patience. Phoebe West provided the fine illustrations, including our logo.
The Hare will appear three times yearly. Please read it and tell your colleagues and students about it. Please contribute. And please send us suggestions for how we might improve it or develop its flexible format in yet unthought of ways. You can contact us through this website, at our respective institutions, or at thehareonline [at] gmail [dot] com.
Jeremy Lopez, University of Toronto
Paul Menzer, Mary Baldwin College
- See more at: http://www.thehareonline.com/content/editors-another-journal#sthash.8UL9g7P0.dpuf
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.138 Tuesday, 18 March 2014
From: Jane Brody <
Date: March 17, 2014 at 8:13:37 PM EDT
Subject: Job Opening Possibility
The Theatre School at Depaul University in Chicago will shortly be looking for an acting teacher to teach at our conservatory. We are similar to Julliard or Carnegie or the North Carolina School of the Arts, in that we have small classes, all students accepted by audition, and longer class periods than might be found in non-conservatory settings. The announcement hasn’t been made official as yet, but I thought you might know some people who would be interested. And, when the official announcement is put out I will post it.
Associate Professor, Acting
The Theatre School
(225) 338 9315