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Propelling Edward III

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.484  Monday, 8 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 8, 2014 at 9:27:22 AM EST

Subject:    Propelling Edward III

 

Dear Hardy,

 

As we have just had a  ‘yes’ from our last speaker I wanted to let you know more about the Symposium on Shakespeare’s Edward III on January 30th and 31st 2015 in conjunction with UAL at Wimbledon College of Arts. 

 

The event is a part of our preparation for presenting Total Rose Rage and I have attached the press release.

 

The speakers are Paul Allen (Night Waves presenter), James Brabazon (war reporter, film maker & author), Lucy Cullingford (early / modern movement, Warwick University), Professor Jean Howard (English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University), Dr Peter Kirwan (poetic renaissance texts, Nottingham University), Professor David Lindley (Renaissance Literature, Leeds University) 

 

The strap line for ourselves for these two days is “why do Edward III?”

 

We will open with Edward Hall (our director) rehearsing the first scene of the play with the actors, Michael Pavelka (our designer) and Roger Warren (our text editor).

 

Then we will intersperse speakers with scene rehearsals with Edward taking points from a speaker’s paper that he thinks pertinent and useful.

 

I gather from the academics that they are tremendously excited to see live rehearsals and to enjoy the interplay. I think it is going to be a really interesting marriage.

 

The last session on Saturday afternoon will largely concentrate on a debate between the delegates, Edward, the actors et al. Professor Carol Rutter and Dr Andy Kesson will lead this.

 

The sessions last from 10am to 7.30 on the Friday and from 10am to 4.15 on the Saturday. The Dean will be hosting Drinks for the delegates, speakers and the company. The tickets are £200 each which includes lunches, coffees and teas. 

 

If you have any queries, or would like to book to come along, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

With best wishes,

Caro

 

Caro MacKay

Executive Producer, Propeller


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November 2014

Press Release

 

Propeller Theatre Company and Wimbledon College of Arts announce Edward III Symposium

 

‘Propelling Edward III’: Research in Action will take place across two days in January 2015 at the Wimbledon College of Arts Sessions will be led by Artistic Director Edward Hall, with Propeller designers Michael Pavelka and Ben Omerod, text editor Roger Warren and Professor Carol Rutter with further guest speakers Propeller will offer Edward III workshops, rehearsed reading and masterclasses following the symposium

 

Propeller Theatre Company have today announced plans for a unique two-day symposium in collaboration with Wimbledon College of Arts, exploring the text of Edward III through theatre practice and debate. The event will bring these two internationally-renowned organisations together for the first time through their common pursuit of interrogating Shakespeare in performance, and their commitment to the integration of professional practice, research and education.

 

This one-off research and development event will involve ten Propeller actors, artistic director Edward Hall, designer Michael Pavelka, lighting designer Ben Omerod and text editor Roger Warren who will, along with leading scholars and invited delegates, investigate the text through rehearsal and discussion. Additional speakers will include Professor Jean Howard (Columbia University, NY), Peter Kirwan (Nottingham University), Lucy Cullingford (University of Warwick), David Lindley (Leeds University) and Paul Allen (presenter of “Night Waves”).

 

Following the symposium, Propeller will be offering workshops, masterclasses and rehearsed readings of the text to schools, colleges and universities.

 

For further information, ticketing enquiries or to book a workshop for your institution please contact Executive Producer Caro MacKay on 01386 853206 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

In 2013/14 the company toured worldwide with a double bill of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors. This was followed by a tour of Pocket Dream, a sixty-minute version of their full-length production which has toured to schools and theatres around the country. Pocket Comedy follows in January 2015.

 

For more information please visit www.propeller.org.uk

 

PROPELLER seeks to find a more engaging way of expressing Shakespeare and to more completely explore the relationship between text and performance. Mixing a rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic, they have been influenced by mask work, animation and classic and modern film and music from all ages. Productions are directed by Edward Hall and designed  by Michael Pavelka. Propeller has toured internationally to Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the USA.

 

WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ARTS is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, along with Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and London College of Fashion. It has the largest theatre design department in Europe.

 

For more information please visit www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

 

Propeller Theatre Company and Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL

 

‘Propelling Edward III’: Research in Action

 

Friday 30th and Saturday 31st January 2015 WCA Theatre Space

Limited delegate tickets available to purchase. Please contact Caro MacKay  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

Edward Hall – Artistic Director

 

Edward is Artistic Director of Propeller Theatre Company and Hampstead Theatre.

 

Theatre  includes  Sunny  Afternoon,  Chariots  Of  Fire,  No  Naughty  Bits,  Loyalty,  Enlightenment (Hampstead Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propeller, UK and international tour), Two Men of Florence with Edward Herrmann (Huntington Theatre, Boston), The Deep BlueSea with Greta Scaatchi (Vaudeville Theatre), For Services Rendered (Watermill Theatre Newbury), The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night (Propeller, RSC, Old Vic & world tour – Drama Desk Award nomination in New York), Mark Ravenhill’s Dick Whittington (Barbican), Once In A Lifetime with David Suchet (National Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire with Natasha Richardson & John C Reilly (Roundabout Theatre, New York), The Winter’s Tale (Propeller, National & World Tour), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (National Theatre – Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Musical Production), Calico (Duke of York’s), Edmond with Kenneth Branagh (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propeller, Comedy Theatre; Watermill Theatre Newbury; UK Tour - TMA Award for Best Touring Production), The Hinge of the World (Guildford), Macbeth with Sean Bean & Samantha Bond (Albery Theatre), Rose Rage adapted with Roger Warren from Henry VI parts I, II and III (Propeller, Haymarket Theatre, Watermill Theatre, UK/International Tour and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Duke’s Theatre, New York – Olivier Award Nomination for Best Director and TMA Award for Best Touring Production), The Constant Wife (Apollo), Putting It Together (Chichester), Julius Caesar (RSC), Tantalus (Denver Centre and UK Tour), Henry V (RSC – The South Bank Show Award for Theatre  for The Histories), Twelfth Night (Propeller, Watermill Theatre Newbury– Winner of the TMA/Barclays Theatre Best Director Award), Sacred Heart (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs), Celaine (Hampstead Theatre), The Two Gentleman of Verona (RSC), The Comedy of Errors and Henry V (Propeller, Watermill Theatre, Newbury; Pleasance Theatre London; RSC - The Other Place, Stratford and International Tour), That Good Night (Yvonne Arnaud Tour), Othello (Propeller, Watermill Theatre Newbury and the Tokyo Globe), Richard III (Tokyo Globe), Cain (Minerva  Studio, Chichester).

 

His production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Propeller which played in London at the Comedy Theatre in 2003, went on to play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in early 2004, where both he and the production were nominated for Drama Desk Awards.

 

His American production of Rose Rage, which he directed for the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in 2003, transferred to the Duke’s Theatre in New York in September 2004, where it won four Jeff Awards including Best Play, Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast.

 

Television: Downton Abbey, Restless by William Boyd, Strike Back, Spooks,(US title MI5) was nominated for the BAFTA Best Drama Series award in 2009. Kingdom, Trial and Retribution XI, Miss Marple – Sleeping Murder starring Geraldine McEwan, Cutting Edge: Safari Strife, and Richard III (NHK in Japan).

 

In January 2010, Edward was made Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre. He is also an Associate at the National Theatre, the Old Vic and the Watermill Theatre.

 

Ben Omerod – Lighting Designer

 

Previous productions for Propeller include Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Rose Rage (also New York/Chicago).

 

Theatre credits include The Tempest (Dundee Rep); Titus (Macrobert/Tour); The Girl in the Yellow Dress (Theatre 503); The Heresy of Love (RSC); Fit and Proper People (Soho Theatre); Loyalty  (Hampstead); The  Crucible  (Lyric Belfast);  The  Welsh  Boy,  Deadkidsongs,  The  Double, The Phoenix of Madrid, Iphigenia (Theatre Royal Bath/Ustinov Season); Onassis (West End/Derby); Zorro! (West End/UK tour/Paris/Japan/Holland); Serious Money, Last Easter (Birmingham Rep); Dimetos (Donmar); Two Men of Florence (Boston); Treasure Island (Rose Theatre); The  Sanctuary  Lamp  (B*spoke); Macbeth, Legal  Fictions  (West End); Translations,  The Last Days of the Reluctant Tyrant (Abbey, Dublin – nominated for ‘Best Lighting’, Irish Times Theatre  Awards);  The  Changeling,  Hedda  Gabler,  The  Doll’s  House,  John  Gabriel  Borkmann,  The Masterbuilder,  The  Seagull,  Macbeth,  Hamlet,  A  Midsummer  Night’s  Dream  (ETT); Carmen  –  The Musical (Pimlico); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Druid, Galway/Royal Court/Broadway); Macbeth,  The  Revenger’s  Tragedy,  Henry  V,  Julius  Caesar,  The  Spanish  Golden  Age  Season(RSC); Bent, Uncle Vanya,  The Winter’s Tale,  In Remembrance of  Things Past  (National).

 

Recent Opera credits include Götterdämmerung for Longborough Festival Opera and La Traviata for Danish National Opera. Other Opera and Ballet credits include work for Scottish Opera, ENO, Buxton Opera Festival, Academia Santa Cecilia Rome, Ceder Lake Contemporary Ballet and Ballet Gulbenkian.

 

Ben also designed the lighting for the Calico Museum of Textiles’ Ahmedabad, directed Athol Fugard’s Dimetos (Gate, London) and adapted four films from Kieslowski’s Dekalog for E15.

 

 

Michael Pavelka – Designer and Symposium Director

 

Michael trained at Wimbledon College of Art, where he now leads the MA Theatre Design (www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon/courses/postgraduate/ma-theatre-design/) He is one of the founder members of Propeller and has designed all but one of their productions. He also designed Rose Rage (based on Propeller’s 2001 production) at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater that transferred to 42nd Street, New York, for which he was nominated Best Costume Design at Chicago’s Jeff Awards.

 

His other designs, among over 150 productions, include two plays with Lindsey Anderson: The Fishing Trip and Holiday (Old Vic Theatre). At the Library Theatre, Manchester, his designs for Brecht and Shakespeare include; The Life of Galileo (Best Design Manchester Evening News Theatre  Awards),  The  Resistible  Rise  of  Arturo  Ui,  The  Caucasian  Chalk  Circle,  Measure  for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Best Production MEN Awards), Oliver Twist, Great Expectations  and, more recently, The  Good  Soul  of  Szechuan.

 

Michael co-produced a Young People’s Shakespeare Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and designed the first African language Mother Courage and Her Children in Kampala, the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC and Grahamstown Festival, RSA.

 

He designed Revelations and Off the Wall with Liam Steel and Stan Won’t Dance at the QEH on London’s South Bank. His designs represented the UK at the Prague Quadrennial 2011 and designs for Propeller's Richard III at World Stage Design 2013.

 

Michael’s many West End productions include: Twelve Angry Men, Absurd Person Singular, The Constant   Wife, How  the  Other  Half   Loves,  Leonardo  the  Musical,   Other  People’s  Money,   Blues   in the Night (also Dublin, New York, Tokyo), Macbeth,   A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rose Rage (both Propeller); and A Few Good Men (Theatre Royal Haymarket), directed by David Esbjornson. Other productions with David include; Twelfth Night (Seattle Repertory Theater) and Death of a Salesman (Gate, Dublin).

He recently designed Frank McGuinness' new play The Hanging Gardens for the National Theatre in Dublin, the acclaimed chamber opera, The Go Between (nominated for TMA Best Musical) and Hay Fever (Gate, Dublin and Charleston NC).

 

Designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and at the Barbican include: The   Odyssey, The  Two  Gentlemen  of  Verona,  Henry  V  and Julius  Caesar; and for the National Theatre in the Olivier, Edmond, starring Kenneth Branagh.

 

Michael won the TMA’s Best Set Design 2009 for Propeller’s The Merchant of Venice.Professor Carol Rutter – Academic Coordinator

 

Carol Chillington Rutter is Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick.   Her most recent books are Enter the Body: Women and Representation on   Shakespeare's  Stage  and  Shakespeare  and  Child's  Play:  Performing  Lost  Boys  on  Stage  and  Screen. She reviews the annual work of Shakespeare performed in England for Shakespeare Survey and regularly records with Digital Theatre. Her current project is a biography of Henry Wotton, England's ambassador to the Venetian Republic 1604-1610. She is a National Teaching Fellow.

 

Roger Warren – Text Editor

 

Roger Warren’s numerous publications include five editions for the Oxford Shakespeare series; he has also prepared many performing editions, especially for Propeller and the Peter Hall Company. He has collaborated with Edward Hall on eleven Shakespeare productions in the last decade, and is also collaborating with him in preparing a series of Propeller Shakespeare texts published by Oberon Books.

 

 
 
New REED Prepublication Website

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.483  Monday, 8 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 6, 2014 at 11:31:19 AM EST

Subject:    New REED Prepublication Website

 

Records of Early English Drama would like to announce a new outlet for its work, The Records of Early English Drama Pre-Publication Collections website, at www.reedprepub.org. This website makes the work of individual field editors available to scholars and students in draft form, in advance of their official publication as part of a fully searchable, online Records of Early English Drama database that is currently in development. For now, these materials are presented in a form resembling that found in the printed REED volumes. The transcribed records have not yet received editorial attention from REED’s staff paleographers and Latinists, nor have the notes and other editorial apparatus been checked for completeness and accuracy. 

 

Although none of the records so far posted on the site deal directly with Shakespeare, there is a good deal of evidence about touring minstrels and players in records of Southampton, Winchester and Winchester College from the late fourteenth century to the seventeenth.  E.g., Southampton copied into its own records several of the licenses from the Master of the Revels presented by visiting companies, some of which aren't known from other sources.  The college records also tell of the boys' own dramatic efforts. Other highlights of the website so far include the extensive records of the parish of St Laurence, Reading, including biblical plays and Robin Hood games. Several smaller Hampshire parishes offer records of kingales and other festive customs, and of the efforts to suppress those activities by civic and ecclesiastical authorities. We will be adding records from other parts of England—and Scotland as well—over the coming months. 

 

We encourage interested scholars to make use of these materials, with the understanding that they represent the work of the individual editors and are works in progress that will be checked by the REED editorial team before final publication. We also urge users to contact us with comments, suggestions or corrections that the editors may find helpful in preparing the final versions of their work.

 
 
London Apartment Available

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.480  Friday, 5 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 5, 2014 at 5:40:56 AM EST

Subject:    London Apartment Available

 

This is short notice, but I hope someone might be interested in our London apartment over Christmas and New Year.  

 

We have a spacious loft-conversion flat just south of the Thames, in Bermondsey. It can sleep six people, and is about a twenty-minute walk from Tower and London Bridges. It has a fabulous view over south London and a conservatory and roof garden (which, alas, are too cold for much use at this time of the year).  

 

There are plenty of buses into central London (20-30 minutes), and the Borough, London Bridge (Northern Line) and Bermondsey (Jubilee Line) tube stations are within 10-20 minutes' walking distance.

 

It’s in a now trendy area, with local supermarkets, and the famous Bermondsey Rd with its superb restaurants and art galleries is a 5-minute walk away, the famous Borough Market a fifteen-minute walk beyond that, and the Globe and South Bank within easy reach.

 

It's available anytime from 15 December to 5 January. We’d like to cover expenses, but price is negotiable. Please respond directly to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Best wishes for the holidays to all.

David

 

Professor David Schalkwyk

Academic Director, Global Shakespeare

Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick

 
 
Nine-month Internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.479  Friday, 5 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 4, 2014 at 2:47:38 PM EST 

Subject:    Nine-month Internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

 

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/11/nine-month-internship-in-the-ancient-medieval-and-early-modern-manuscripts-section.html

 

23 November 2014

Nine-month Internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

 

The British Library is pleased to be able to offer a paid internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department for a doctoral or post-doctoral student in History, History of Art or other relevant subject.

 

- See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/11/nine-month-internship-in-the-ancient-medieval-and-early-modern-manuscripts-section.html#sthash.arjtEcjV.dpuf

 

The intern will be involved in all aspects of the work of the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section, including responding to enquiries, providing talks for students and patrons, selecting and presenting manuscripts for display in our exhibition gallery, and cataloguing, thereby gaining insight into various curatorial duties and aspects of collection care. During the internship at the Library, the intern will enjoy privileged access to printed and manuscript research material, and will work alongside specialists with wide-ranging and varied expertise. 

 

The primary focus of the internship will be to enhance the online Digitised Manuscripts website by creating and supplementing catalogue entries for medieval manuscripts and accompanying images, and assisting with the Library’s Magna Carta exhibition, working under the supervision of the Lead Curator, Illuminated Manuscripts. 

 

The internship is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to develop research skills and expertise in medieval and Renaissance art and history, and in presenting manuscripts to a range of audiences.

 

Candidates:

The programme is only open to students who are engaged actively in research towards, or who have recently completed, a PhD in a subject area relevant to the study of pre-1600 manuscripts, and who have a right to work in the UK. 

 

Hours of Work/Contract Duration:

  • 36 hours per week over normal business hours, full time for nine months.
  • The internship will start on 2 February 2015 or as soon as relevant security checks have been completed. 

Applications are available on the British Library’s website, http://www.bl.uk/careers/index.html.

 

Closing Date: 18 December 2014

 

Interview Date: 7 January 2015

 

The selection process may include questions about the date, origin and decoration of a particular manuscript to be shown at the interview.

 

 - Kathleen Doyle

 
 
Position Available: Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.476  Wednesday, 3 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 2, 2014 at 2:42:57 PM EST

Subject:    Position Available

 

The Theatre School at DePaul University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting - Shakespeare/Heightened Text  

 

Tenure Track  

 

Position Description:

The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for the fall of 2015 for a full-time tenure track faculty position teaching acting for Shakespeare and Heightened Text in an urban multicultural conservatory program with a 90 year history. The position’s responsibilities include: teaching acting to a diverse student body on the MFA and BFA levels, advising and mentoring students, and directing in the production program. 

Qualifications: M.F.A. or professional equivalent. Teaching experience is required. As faculty play a central role in our production season, The Theatre School is also looking for an individual with directing experience. Candidates must be committed to continuing work in the profession and must also be committed to collegiality and a collaborative process. Because the School seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains, and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined, culturally diverse, and that strives for the highest level of professional skill and artistry. Central to our mission is a commitment to diversity and equality in education. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances of a wide repertoire of plays - classic, contemporary, and original - that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imaginations of our artists and our audiences. We seek to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university, our city and the profession. 

DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, five campuses, and enrollment of 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 350 students in 12 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (28 full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines. Faculty members are active participants in the thriving Chicago theatre community. 

Deadlines: Please apply online as soon as possible at: facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51204 and include a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. All applicants must apply online in order to be considered (paper applications will not be accepted). Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the search process. For full consideration applications must be received by January 23, 2015. 

 

Jane Drake Brody

Associate Professor, Acting

The Theatre School

(225) 338 9315

http://janebrody.blogspot.com

 

 
 
Folger Symposium Announcement: Shakespeare's Language

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.475  Wednesday, 3 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 2, 2014 at 5:08:11 PM EST

Subject:    Folger Symposium Announcement: Shakespeare's Language

 

The Folger Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its spring symposium, “Shakespeare’s Language,” organized by Lynne Magnusson. 

 

Funding is available to qualified graduate students and faculty from the Folger Institute consortium. If you would like to apply for admission without funding, you are more than welcome to do so.

 

I would be happy to answer any questions you or your colleagues may have.

 

Best wishes,

Elyse Martin

Program Assistant 

Folger Institute 

(202) 675-0333

 

 

Shakespeare’s Language

Lynne Magnusson 

Spring Symposium


Schedule

 

If the Muses themselves spoke English, they would speak with “Shakespeare’s fine-filed phrase,” Francis Meres commented in 1598, suggesting that Shakespeare’s linguistic art tapped the emerging potential of the English language and extended its resources. Sponsored by the Folger Institute Center for Shakespeare Studies as part of its triennial anniversary programming, this symposium will gather several dozen scholars with relevant research and teaching interests to explore Shakespeare’s still resonant language. With the help of invited session leaders, participants will consider reinvigorated contexts and new tools for its illumination and assessment. Four hundred years on, linguistic change is itself an important context, and the symposium will address not only variation in early modern English but also the effects of subsequent language change, changing perceptions of English, and translation on Shakespeare’s verbal art and its reception. Revisiting Renaissance education in the arts of language, symposium participants will ask how new perspectives on the everyday theatricality of the Latin schoolroom or its grammatical and rhetorical culture might inflect understanding of Shakespeare’s language. Turning to current-day tools, the symposium will look at how discourse analysis has developed beyond speech-act theory, whether reading Shakespeare’s performative utterance as passionate action, cognitive processing, or dialogic negotiation. With computer-assisted analysis of texts and large corpora rapidly transforming language study, the symposium will also create opportunities to try out some relevant tools for digital text-analysis.

 

Organizer: Lynne Magnusson is Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is currently working on a book on  The Transformation of the English Letter, 1500-1620, a second book on ways to rethink Shakespeare’s language historically, and an edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

 

Speakers: Sylvia Adamson (The University of Sheffield), Amy Cook (Stony Brook University), Hugh Craig (The University of Newcastle, Australia), Mary Crane (Boston College), Jeff Dolven (Princeton University), Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University), Brett Hirsch (The University of Western Australia), Jonathan Hope (University of Strathclyde), Alysia Kolentsis (St. Jerome’s University and the University of Waterloo), Jenny C. Mann (Cornell University), Russ McDonald (University of London), Martin Mueller (Northwestern University), Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki), David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary, University of London, and University of Warwick), Daniel A. Shore (Georgetown University), Stefan Sinclair (McGill University), Michael Witmore (Folger Shakespeare Library)

 

Apply: 12 January 2015 for admission and grants-in-aid. Application form here

 
 
[EMLS] New Issue Published

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.472  Tuesday, 2 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 1, 2014 at 12:45:40 PM EST

Subject:    [EMLS] New Issue Published

 

Early Modern Literary Studies has just published its latest issue, which is freely available at https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls

 

We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

 

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

 

Dr Daniel Cadman (on behalf of the editorial team)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Early Modern Literary Studies

Vol 17, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents

https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls/issue/view/9

 

Articles

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Take Up the Body: Early Modern English Translations of Seneca's Corpses

   Nicola Imbracsio

 

Laughter in Twelfth Night  and Beyond: Affect and Genre in Early Modern Comedy

   Sabina Zhomartovna Amanbayeva

 

A Performance History of The Witch of Edmonton 

   Rowland Wymer

 

‘Hide, and be Hidden, Ride and be Ridden’: The Coach as Transgressive Space in the Literature of Early Modern London

   Alan James Hogarth

 

Developments and Debates in English Censorship during the Interregnum

   Benjamin Woodford

 

 

Review Essays

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Calvin Huckaby and David V. Urban, comps, John Milton: An Annotated Bibliography, 1989-1999 , ed. by David V. Urban and Paul Klemp (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2011)

   Emily Speller

 

'What was it Shakespeare said?': Peter Holland and Adrian Poole, eds,  Great Shakespeareans , set III, vols X-XIII (London: Continuum, 2012)

   Patrick Murray

 

 

Book Reviews

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Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh, eds,  Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood  (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011)

   Jamie Jones

 

Helen Smith and Louise Wilson, eds,  Renaissance Paratexts  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)

   Tom Lockwood

 

Jennifer Vaught, Carnival and Literature in Early Modern England  (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012)

   Stuart Farley

 

Lukas Erne,  Shakespeare and the Book Trade  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

   Tom Rooney

 

Mary Ann Lund, Melancholy, Medicine, and Religion in Early Modern England: Reading ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)

   Joesph Sterrett

 

 

Theatre Reviews

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The Maid's Tragedy, Epicene, and As You Like It, presented by the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia, 3 January-5 April, 2014

   Kevin Donovan

 

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will presented at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 24 May 2014.

   Edel Semple

 

 

Books received

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Books Received

   Andrew Duxfield

 

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Early Modern Literary Studies

http://purl.org/emls

 
 
Book Announcements: To Take Upon Us the Mystery of Things

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.466  Monday, 1 December 2014

 

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

Date:         November 28, 2014 at 2:12:39 PM EST

Subject:    Book Announcements: To Take Upon Us the Mystery of Things

 

This is to announce a book just published in October 2014.

 

Title: To Take Upon Us The Mystery of Things: The Shakespeare Lectures of Martin Lings

 

Author/Editor:  Ira B. Zinman

 

Link to Publisher: Matheson Trust Publications, UK

 

http://themathesontrust.org/library/to-take-upon-us

Link to Seller USA: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Mystery-Things-Words-Wisdom/dp/1908092106/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417201834&sr=1-2&keywords=ira+zinman 

 
 
Globe Online

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.465  Monday, 1 December 2014

 

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

     Date:         November 14, 2014 at 10:08:29 AM EST

     Subject:    Globe Online 

 

[2] From:        Kirk McElhearn < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         November 4, 2014 at 10:21:00 AM EST

     Subject:    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Launches Web Site to Stream and Sell Films of Their Performances

 

 

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

Date:         November 14, 2014 at 10:08:29 AM EST

Subject:    Globe Online

 

This month Shakespeare’s Globe launched Globe Player 

 

globeplayer.tv features over 50 full-length Shakespeare productions filmed at the Globe in HD, including many foreign language productions from the 2012 Globe to Globe festival. The Globe is the first theatre in the world to offer its own video on demand platform.
 

 

Globe productions on offer include Twelfth Night featuring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry, Henry V with Jamie Parker and The Taming of the Shrew with Samantha Spiro. A resource from Muse of Fire the Film features free interviews about Shakespeare with actors including Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench.

Prices start from £2.99 to rent and £4.99 to buy. 

 

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

Date:         November 4, 2014 at 10:21:00 AM EST

Subject:    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Launches Web Site to Stream and Sell Films of Their Performances

 

http://www.mcelhearn.com/shakespeares-globe-theatre-launches-web-site-to-stream-and-sell-films-of-their-performances/

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Launches Web Site to Stream and Sell Films of Their Performances

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, which is a reproduction of the original Globe Theatre in London, has been performing plays by Shakespeare and other playwrights of his time since 1997. In recent year, they began filming the plays, and have released a number of DVDs and Blu-Rays of their productions. (I reviewed their Twelfth Night.)

 

Today, Shakespeare’s Globe has launched the Globe Player website which brings these films closer to users around the world, offering streaming and sales of many of their productions. At a cost of £4 for rentals (which let you watch the play for 7 days) and £8 for purchases (also available for download for 7 days; make sure to back up your files), this is a fairly-priced offering, but in terms of content, there’s not a lot available, as of yet. Only 15 Shakespeare plays are available on the site, along with one play by Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus.

In addition, the theater offers content from their Globe to Globe series, in which Shakespeare’s plays are performed in languages other than English, by companies from around the world. These films are available for rental for £3, and for sale for only £5. This will certainly attract a global audience, but there are no more than one or two plays in any language.

 

I have several of these films on DVD already, and, when I went to the site to buy one to try it out, I was disappointed. There are a number of comedies and history plays, but only one tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. There is no Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar or any of the other well-known titles. It’s not so much that they’re reserving these titles for sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, but they simply haven’t filmed any of them yet, with the exception of Macbeth, in the 2013 season. The other recently filmed plays that are not on the site, also from last year’s season, are The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I assume they’ll offer those titles online after they’ve exhausted hard-copy sales.

 

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Book Announcement: Shakespeare and the Imprints of Performance

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.460  Wednesday, 26 November 2014

 

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

Date:        November 26, 2014 at 12:37:42 AM EST

Subject:    Book Announcement: Shakespeare and the Imprints of Performance

 

Book Announcement: Shakespeare and the Imprints of Performance.

J. Gavin Paul

 

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/shakespeare-and-the-imprints-of-performance-j-gavin-paul/?K=9781137438430

 

Gavin Paul

Arts One Interdisciplinary Program

University of British Columbia

 
 
NEH Summer Workshops

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.459  Wednesday, 26 November 2014

 

[1] From:        Lee Aylward < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         November 20, 2014 at 2:48:54 PM EST

     Subject:    NEH Summer 2015 workshop for teachers

 

[2] From:        Megan Estes < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:        November 24, 2014 at 2:42:16 PM EST

     Subject:    NEH Seminar offered at Amherst College Summer 2015 

 

 

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Date:         November 20, 2014 at 2:48:54 PM EST

Subject:    NEH Summer 2015 workshop for teachers 

 

Good News!  The National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, will support two week-long workshops celebrating the heritage of the Mississippi Delta.  The Most Southern Place on Earth:  Music, Culture and History in the Mississippi Delta will explore the region’s impact on America’s music, foodways, civil rights, literary heritage, and political landscape.  Workshops will be offered to thirty seven participants each between June 21-17 and July 12-18, 2015.  They are open to K-12 teachers, including public, private, and home school, and librarians.  Five graduate credit hours may be earned.  This will be the sixth year of NEH support for this exciting workshop.

Stipends of $1200 are available.  Complete information and application materials are available from the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at http://deltacenterforcultureandlearning.com/southern-place-workshop/   and additional information is provided by NEH at http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-schools.html.  The Directors of the workshop are Dr. Luther Brown ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Lee Aylward ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .) A special participant will be Dr. Rolando Herts ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,) the new Director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning.

 

Lee Brigham Aylward

Program Associate for Education and Community Outreach

Delta State University

Delta Center for Culture and Learning

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area

DSU Box 3152

Cleveland, MS 38733

Office:  662-846-4310

Cell:  662-721-7591

Fax:  662-846-4701

www.deltacenterforcultureandlearning.com

https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheDeltaCenter

www.msdeltaheritage.com  

https://www.facebook.com/MDNHA

 

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

Date:        November 24, 2014 at 2:42:16 PM EST

Subject:    NEH Seminar offered at Amherst College Summer 2015

 

SUMMER SEMINAR ON PUNISHMENT, POLITICS, AND CULTURE

 

Amherst College will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for K-12 teachers and current full time graduate students who intend to pursue a career in K-12 teaching, from June 28-July 31, 2015.  The seminar will be directed by Austin Sarat of the Departments of Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  It will examine three questionsWhat is punishment and why do we punish as we do?   What can we learn about politics, law, and culture in the United States from an examination of our practices of punishment?  What are the appropriate limits of punishment?  The application deadline is March 2, 2015.  Information is available at http://www.amherst.edu/go/neh.  If you have any questions regarding the seminar or the application process, contact Megan Estes at (413)542-2380 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.*

 

Megan L. Estes Ryan

Academic Coordinator

Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought

Amherst College

PO Box 5000

Amherst, MA   01002

413-542-2380

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