The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0066 Monday, 9 May 2011
From: John F Andrews <
Date: Saturday, 9 Apr 2011 12:03:25 -0600
Subject: May Events in New York
May Events in New York
In recent months SHAKESPEARE GUILD programs have provided opportunities for attendees to hear and meet such luminaries as F. Murray Abraham, Edward Albee, Tom Hulce, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, Ammon Shea and his wife Alexandra Horowitz, and Stanley Wells. We now invite you to join us for two special evenings of theater, among them a premiere by director and dramatist Robert Brustein, and for a pair of fascinating conversations about early Shakespearean printings, one with textual scholar Steven Urkowitz, the other with novelist Arthur Phillips.
DRAMATIST ROBERT BRUSTEIN’S ‘THE LAST WILL’
SUNDAY, MAY 22, at 7:00 p.m.
THE PLAYERS, 16 Gramercy Park South
No Admission Charge, But Reservations Requested
Founded by Edwin Booth, THE PLAYERS offers the perfect setting for New York’s inaugural staged reading of THE LAST WILL, a riveting drama that completes ROBERT BRUSTEIN’s remarkable trilogy about pivotal moments in Shakespeare’s life and career. A renowned director, teacher, and critic, Mr. Brustein founded both the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven and the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. He has won two George Nathan Awards and is now enshrined in the Theatre Hall of Fame. A long-time reviewer for Harper’s and The New Republic, and now a contributor to The Huffington Post, he has seventeen nonfiction titles to his credit, among them The Theatre of Revolt, Letters to a Young Actor, and The Tainted Muse, and his six previous plays include The English Channel and Mortal Terror. This event is being produced by artistic director Jan Buttram and her colleagues at ABINGTON THEATRE COMPANY, with Austin Pendleton as director, and it will feature such esteemed performers as Bill Camp (Shakespeare), Stephanie Ross Haberle (his wife Anne), Merritt Janson (his daughter Susanna), Christi Nelson (his daughter Judith), Steven Skybell (Lawyer Collins), and John Douglas Thompson (Richard Burbage).
NOVELIST ARTHUR PHILLIPS DOES SHAKESPEARE
MONDAY, MAY 23, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South
NAC Members Free, Guild Members $25, Others $30
A child actor, a jazz artist, a Harvard graduate, and a five-time Jeopardy champion, ARTHUR PHILLIPS is also an award-winning author whose first four novels – Prague (2003), Egyptologist (2004), Angelica (2007), and The Song Is You (2009) – have been Lauded by Kirkus, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and other periodicals. A few weeks ago British reviewer Robert McCrum praised him in the Guardian. “I have been reading a ‘newly discovered’ Shakespeare, THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR, that’s going to cause a stir in the coming year. Said to have been first published as a quarto edition in 1597, Arthur predates Love’s Labours Lost and has been cleverly unearthed” and welcomed with “a ‘unique appreciation’ by Phillips, who has been described by the Washington Post as ‘one of the best writers in America.’ “ We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a memorable conversation.
For more about these and other SHAKESPEARE GUILD offerings, both past and future, including details about reserving space for coming attractions, click on the link below and visit our Current Events page.
In the next few weeks we expect to announce a special June 18-19 engagement, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of The Tempest, at the beautiful Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, a city that was being founded at the same time that Shakespeare was penning his evocative lines about a “brave new world.” This program, based on one that was produced last May by the Folger Consort In Washington, will be directed by Richard Clifford, who has appeared in several of Kenneth Branagh’s films, with Sir Derek Jacobi as Prospero and music provided by Tom O’Connor and Carol Redman and the Santa Fe Pro Musica ensemble.
Finally, in case you missed it, we direct you to a New York Times article on Sunday, February 20, about America’s Civil War as a Shakespearean tragedy. See http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/cry-havoc/?ref=opinion.
John F. Andrews
5B Calle San Martin
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone 505 988 9560
Wooden O Symposium, August 8-10, 2011
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0065 Monday, 9 May 2011
From: Matt Nickerson <
Date: April 26, 2011 5:40:24 PM EDT
Subject: Wooden O Symposium, August 8-10, 2011
WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
August 8-10, 2011
Conference Priorities - The Wooden O Symposium invites papers and sessions on any topic related to Shakespeare and early modern drama but gives priority to those relating to the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2011 summer season: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III and Romeo and Juliet. Also, in celebration of their 50th anniversary the Utah Shakespeare Festival, in cooperation with Southern Utah University Sherratt Library, will be hosting an exhibit featuring a First Folio and other original Shakespeare texts on loan from the Folger Library. In recognition of this singular event the Symposium is also encouraging authors to submit papers on subjects related to early Shakespeare texts. In support of SUU's mission to promote undergraduate research, the Wooden O Symposium regularly includes at least one undergraduate panel as part of the program
Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S.
Selected papers from the symposium are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Wooden O Symposium.
For more information visit: http://www.bard.org/education/woodeno.html
Submission - Conference co-chairs are Jessica Tvordi, Department of English, Southern Utah University and Michael Don Bahr, Education Director, Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Deadline for proposals is April 1, 2011. Session chairs and individual presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than May 15, 2011. 250-word abstracts or session proposals (including individual abstracts) should include the following:
participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, aficionado)
college/university affiliation (if any)
day time phone number.
Send 250 word abstract or session proposal to
Wooden O Symposium
c/o Utah Shakespeare Festival
351 W. Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84720
Send by post or e-mail.
CFP for MAPACA, Medieval and Renaissance Area
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0064 Monday, 9 May 2011
From: Annalisa Castaldo <
Date: April 22, 2011 8:59:48 AM EDT
Subject: CFP for MAPACA, Medieval and Renaissance Area
Call for Papers MAPACA 2011
November 3-5, 2011
The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:
-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
-Modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scotts
-Teaching medieval and renaissance texts to modern students
-Medieval or Renaissance links to fantasy fiction, gaming, comics, video games, etc.
Medieval or Renaissance Dramas
-The Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet
Presentations can be in the form of individual papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, or other formats, and presenters are urged to consider choosing an alternative format if it would better suit their topic.
Submit a 250 proposal including av requests by June 15, 2011 to
and Mary Behrman
Director of Gender & Women's Studies
Associate Professor of English
Chester, PA 19013
Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies - Books Announcement
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0063 Monday, 9 May 2011
From: Michele Marrapodi <
Date: March 9, 2011 6:08:30 AM EST
Subject: Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies - Books Announcement
I am pleased to announce the publication of the following new books in the Ashgate series “Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies”:
Shakespeare and Venice
By Graham Holderness, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
“Shakespeare and Venice is the first book-length study to describe and chronicle the mythological and fabulous status of Venice that was employed by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice and Othello to explore themes of metamorphosis. Holderness provides a full account of Venetian myth, historical accounts of the city’s relationship with both Judaism and Islam, and detailed readings of Shakespeare’s Venetian plays against the city’s mythical and historical dimensions.” (December, 2010)
Pollastra and the Origins of Twelfth Night. Parthenio, commedia (1516) with an English Translation.
By Louise George Clubb, The University of California at Berkeley, USA.
“Louise George Clubb presents here the first English translation of Pollastra’s long-lost Italian Renaissance comedy Parthenio, to which Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is ultimately traced. Also included are Clubb’s theater history chapters from the 1993 publication Romance and Aretine Humanism in Sienese Comedy, augmented with new findings. The supplementary scholarship provided here addresses the relationship of Shakespeare’s plays to Italian culture, and the technology of modern theater invented in Renaissance Italy.” (January, 2011)
Visions of Venice in Shakespeare
Edited by Laura Tosi and Shaul Bassi, both at the University of Venice, Italy.
“Despite the growing critical relevance of Shakespeare’s two Venetian plays and a burgeoning bibliography on both The Merchant of Venice and Othello, few books have dealt extensively with the relationship between Shakespeare and Venice. This timely collection fills a gap in the literature, addressing the new historical, political and economic questions that have been raised in the last few years about early modern globalization, multiculturalism, and multiple social and ethnic identities.” (February, 2011)
Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian Transactions
Edited by Michele Marrapodi, University of Palermo, Italy.
“Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and the innovative dramatic practices under the early Stuarts.” (March, 2011)
New book proposals and edited collections of essays are welcome.
For a complete list of published and forthcoming books in the series, see the Ashgate website:
University of Palermo, Italy.
CFP: Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, 26-28 May 2011.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0062 Monday, 9 May 2011
From: British Graduate Shakespeare C <
Date: March 2, 2011 9:42:54 AM EST
Subject: CFP: Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, 26-28 May 2011.
Registration is now open for the Thirteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference of 2011, that will take place on 26th, 27th and 28th May at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. As you may know, the BritGrad Conference is run by students for students, and is a unique opportunity to present a paper in a supportive and friendly environment. We welcome papers on any topic in the field of Shakespeare or Renaissance studies.
The Shakespeare Institute, in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, is the setting for this exciting conference and provides a great base from which to visit the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Birthplace and the houses that belonged to his family, and the excellent libraries of the Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at the Shakespeare Centre.
Due to the increasing popularity of the conference, it is advisable to get your application in as soon as possible, and the deadline for abstract submissions this year will be Friday, 15th April. Abstracts can be sent via email or by post.
Our exciting plenary speakers include Martin Wiggins (The Shakespeare Institute), Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), Matthew Frost (Manchester University Press), Jacquelyn Bessell (The Shakespeare Institute) and members of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Jacqueline MacDonald will be directing a performance of a court masque as part of a panel on this often neglected dramatic genre. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend a performance, at group-booking price, of the Royal Shakespeare Company's new production of The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold, with Patrick Stewart in the role of Shylock. That will be on Thursday 26th May.
We enclose a copy of the registration form (also downloadable from www.shakespeare.bham.ac.uk/BritGrad). Currently students are unable to pay for the conference online, but if you have any problems with payment feel free to contact us and we will try to help.
Also attached to this email is the Call For Papers and Poster. It would be greatly appreciated if university departmental contacts could print and display both to promote the conference at their institutions.
We are looking forward to seeing some of you returning after last year's successful conference.
The BritGrad Committee
The Thirteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference
26-28 May 2011
The Shakespeare Institute
Mason Croft, Church Street
CV37 6HP England
BritGrad Registration Form 2011
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