Announcements

UG and PG Students Vox Pop

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.420  Tuesday, 22 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 22, 2015 at 12:36:15 PM EDT

Subject:    UG and PG Students Vox Pop

 

I’m trying to circulate, as widely as possible, this opportunity for UG and PG students to contribute to a vox pop on their experiences of studying Shakespeare for the British Shakespeare Association’s Teaching Shakespeare magazine (http://www.britishshakespeare.ws/education/teaching-shakespeare/)

 

Students don’t need to be in any particular discipline. However, they should have completed some school or university in a South East Asian country where English is not the main language of instruction. In return for completing the vox pop, students have the option to receive feedback from a native English speaker & university lecturer on the written English used in their answers.

 

I would be extremely grateful if you could pass this on through Shaksper, and if readers could pass it, in turn, to their students. Non-student Shaksper readers - who have completed some school or university in a South East Asian country where English is not the main language of instruction - are also very welcome to complete the vox pop, to broaden the feature's focus.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or for further information.

 

Many thanks and best wishes,

Sarah Olive,

Editor, Teaching Shakespeare 

Lecturer in English in Education

University of York

Heslington

York

 

Student Questionnaire:  pdf SE Asia vox pop (528 KB)

 

 

 

 

Elsinore Conference 2016 - Shakespeare ­ The Next 400 Years

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.419  Tuesday, 22 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 17, 2015 at 1:23:00 PM EDT

Subject:    Elsinore Conference 2016 - Shakespeare ­ The Next 400 Years

 

http://www.tees.ac.uk/elsinore/

 

Elsinore Conference 2016

Shakespeare – The Next 400 Years

22-24 April, 2016

Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, Denmark

 

During his lifetime William Shakespeare was already being hailed as the greatest writer of his day, and the intervening 400 years have only increased his reputation. No other literary figure has affected world culture so profoundly, or has had such a widespread influence on other thinkers and artists. William Shakespeare is the most universally recognised, culturally iconic figure in the world. But why?

 

For three days in April 2016, on the 400th anniversary of his death, actors and academics, scholars and writers, historians, comic artists, game designers and film makers will be coming together from all over the world, meeting at Elsinore – ‘Hamlet’s castle’ – to discuss and debate the legacy, and the future, of Shakespeare’s work.

 

This conference/festival will explore two great questions: why, after 400 years, do we continue to read, study, perform, and enjoy the work of this playwright and poet, and how, in the next 400 years, will we continue to do so? Will we present Shakespeare in new ways? Will we use new technologies? New media? Will Shakespeare become a basis for further new works which use him as a launch pad, or even as raw material, or will we go back to the simplicity of his words themselves?

 

This historic conference truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, offering a chance to be part of a worldwide commemoration of the death of the writer who, ironically, more than any other, deserves the title of immortal. Participants and contributors from every corner of the globe have already signed up.

 

Speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Professor Richard Burt (USA)

Professor Burt is Professor of Loser Theory at the University of Florida. He is the author of countless articles and book chapters, and the author of Unspeakable ShaxXxpeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media and Licensed By Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship, the co-author (with Julian Yates) of What's the Worst Thing You can Do To Shakespeare, and the editor or co-editor of Shakespeares After Shakespeare, Shakespeare After Mass Media, two volumes of Shakespeare the Movie and Enclosure Acts: Sexuality, Property and Culture in Early Modern England.

 

Professor Judith Buchanan (UK)

Professor Buchanan is an academic and film maker, and Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York. She is the author of Shakespeare on Film and the definitive Shakespeare on Silent Film: An Excellent Dumb Discourse as well as many articles and book chapters, and is the editor of The Writer on Film: Screening Literary Authorship. She is the screenwriter of a film version of Macbeth shot in the North of England.

 

Professor Alexa Huang (Taiwan)

Professor Huang is the founding co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute at George Washington University, where she is Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, East Asian Languages and Literatures and International Affairs. Co-founder of MIT's Global Shakespeare’s performance archive, Professor Huang is a prolific author and editor, with Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange, Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace, and Class, Boundary and Social Discourse in the Renaissance among others. She is co-general editor of the Shakespeare International Yearbook, performance editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions and edits the Palgrave-Macmillan series on Global Shakespeares.

 

Professor Mahmood Karimi-Hakak (Iran)

An experienced director in both film and theatre, Professor Karimi-Hakak has directed productions both in Iran and America, where he is now Professor of Creative Arts at Siena College in New York State. He has authored seven plays, two volumes of poetry and many translations into Persian or from Persian into English. He has battled censorship over his Shakespeare productions in Iran, and won awards for his performances in Iran, Europe and America. He is currently director of Festival Cinema Invisible.

 

Panel topics

Panels/seminars include:

  • Global Shakespeare
  • Shakespearean Rediscoveries
  • Shakespeare, Saxo and Elsinore
  • Shakespeare in Translation
  • Shakespeare and the Internet
  • Shakespeare in Manga, Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Shakespeare in Animation and Game Design
  • Shakespeare and Technology
  • Shakespeare Director’s Forum
  • Twenty Minute Shakespeares
  • Shakespeare in the World’s Classrooms

In addition there will be two seminars aimed specifically at postgraduate students:

  • Shakespeare and Gender
  • Shakespeare’s Villains

 

 

Invitation to Apply for Chair, Dept. of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.418  Tuesday, 22 September 2015

 

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

Date:        September 18, 2015 at 1:53:32 AM EDT

Subject:    Invitation to Apply for Chair, Dept. of English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Dear Fellow SHAKSPER Members, 

 

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Chair of English at the rank of Full Professor with tenure (literary studies, field open) beginning July 2016.  Candidates should have a distinguished record of publication, teaching, and service.  We strongly prefer candidates with significant administrative experience as chair or its equivalent.  The position is full-time, twelve-month, with a 1/1 teaching load, and the salary is competitive.

 

The Chair will provide dynamic leadership by promoting professional excellence, maintaining high standards of instruction, and supporting curricular innovation. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, fairness, and inclusiveness; will foster collaboration and open communication; and will provide a breadth of leadership and vision for the department. The English department hosts 25 full-time faculty, and grants the BA with concentrations in literature, professional writing, and creative writing; the MA and PhD in literature as well as the MFA in creative writing; and through its affiliation with the Black Mountain Institute, the PhD with a creative dissertation. 

  

Candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, CV, and at least three letters of reference from colleagues who may be contacted by telephone.  Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on November 16, 2015, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Prof. Timothy Erwin, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/.  For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. UNLV is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups. To view a more complete description and to apply, see https://hrsearch.unlv.edu.

 

All the best,

Evelyn Gajowski

Professor of English

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

A Conversation with Actor Marc Baron

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.415  Wednesday, 16 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 15, 2015 at 5:13:19 PM EDT

Subject:    A Conversation with Actor Marc Baron  

 

Below are details about a National Arts Club gathering that will focus on The Lambs, a Midtown theatrical society that has been at the heart of American show business for nearly a century and a half. 

 

 

A Conversation with Actor Marc Baron 

 

Monday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m.

National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Admission Free

 

Did you know that New York has a theater club that’s even older than The Players? It’s true. Established in 1874, and named after Charles Lamb, a London critic who helped compile a popular Tales From Shakespeare anthology that remains in print today, The Lambs predated Edwin Booth’s final home by more than a decade and provided a setting for the founding of such powerful organizations as Actors’ Equity, the Screen Actors Guild, the Actors Fund of America, and ASCAP. 

 

Early members of this prestigious society included such luminaries as Fred Astaire, John Barrymore, Irving Berlin, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, W. C. Fields, Will Rogers, John Philip Sousa, and Fred Waring. To provide an overview on the club’s unique heritage, we’re delighted to welcome Marc Baron, an actor, singer, and director who serves on the New York board of SAG-AFTRA and is now “Shepherd” of The Lambs. He’ll discuss the highlights of an institution that has hosted such resonant events as an early preview of Hal Holbrook’s legendary Mark Twain Tonight

 

See www.shakesguild.org/events.html for details, not only about this program but about gatherings with John Lahr (September 23 in Washington) and James Shapiro (November 30 in New York).

 

John F. Andrews, President

The Shakespeare Guild

5B Calle San Martin

Santa Fe, NM 87506-7536

(505) 988-9560 (Office)

(505) 670-9815 (iPhone) 

www.shakesguild.org  

 

 

 

 

Day School at Oxford on ‘Shakespeare Now’, 3 October

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.414  Wednesday, 16 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 15, 2015 at 11:44:06 AM EDT

Subject:    Day School at Oxford on ‘Shakespeare Now’, 3 October

 

I’ve organised a Day School at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education on ‘Shakespeare Now’. It is of interests to academics, teachers, practitioners and many others interested in Shakespeare and adaptation up to the present day.

 

https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=Q200-302

 

Shakespeare Now

 

The wide success, and sheer volume, of performances and adaptation of Shakespeare’s works in recent years demonstrates their continued appeal. This is particularly important in light of the upcoming commemorations and celebrations to mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death in 2016. How have Shakespeare's works continued to inspire us for four centuries? This Day School brings together critics and practitioners to discuss the challenges of adapting and interpreting ‘Shakespeare Now’.

 

Description

Darren Ormandy’s talk The Hollow Crown considers key scenes in all four films termed together ‘The Hollow Crown.’ He will discuss not only their merits as performance and adaptation but also how these choices may be a reflection of our contemporary concerns. This will deepen students’ appreciation and enjoyment of ‘The Hollow Crown II’ when it is screened next year. 

 

Brian Cheedle’s talk Shakespeare and Adaptation questions and considers how far productions engage imaginatively with the central action and with significant issues crystalized by the original Shakespearean text, whether it stimulates us to rethink our response to the work. It will give some body to the notions of imaginative engagement, central action and significant issues by considering Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood and Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.

 

Shakespeare and Women

 

Trevor Nunn recently defended the condemnation of his all-white War of the Roses by citing “historical verisimilitude”. Will the same argument women taking on the most sought after roles in our theatre history an occasional gimmick? Or can actresses like Maxine Peake and Harriet Walter and creatives such as the Donmar Warehouse and the emerging Smooth Faced Gentlemen prove that cross-gender casting is as much a right as racial equality casting and can offer equally challenging and fresh insights to Shakespeare’s work? 

 

Speaker, Lizzie Hopley, spent most of last year as a Roaring Girl at the RSC. The season, featuring plays with a prominent central female role, was programmed in answer to criticism that not enough women were being featured in RSC productions of classic texts. Aside from these central roles, the men still far outnumbered the women in the Company. And none of the texts were by Shakespeare. As a one-off event, such seasons are great. But what happens when ‘women’s season’ is over? 

 

In the Q&A session, Darren Ormandy will chair a discussion to include the following topics: the continuing popularity of Shakespeare’s plays; their potential to seem ‘dated’ or otherwise; the most important or significant productions in recent years; which plays are due a revival; and the ethics of race and gender within performance. Questions and comments from the audience are warmly encouraged.

 

Programme details

Being held at Rewley House

1 Wellington Square

Oxford

 

OX1 2JA

 

SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 2015 

 

9.30am Registration 

 

10.00am Shakespeare and Adaptation

PROFESSOR BRIAN CHEADLE 

 

11.15am Coffee/tea 

 

11.45am The Hollow Crown

DARREN ORMANDY 

 

1.00pm Lunch 

 

2.00pm Shakespeare and Women

LIZZIE HOPLEY 

 

Dr. Tara Stubbs

University Lecturer in English Literature 

Director of Studies in English Literature and Creative Writing, OUDCE

Member of the Oxford English Faculty

& Fellow of Kellogg College Oxford

 

 

 

 

KING LEAR Cross-country

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.408  Monday, 14 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 12, 2015 at 10:30:04 PM EDT

Subject:    KING LEAR Cross-country

 

Hello-

 

The Independent Eye will be presenting its two-actor/28-puppet staging of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR on a cross-country tour from Sept. 26 through Oct. 30.  Performances as follows:

 

        Denver CO - Germinal Stage - Sept. 26-27

        Norfolk VA - The Venue at 35th - Oct. 3-4

        Towson MD - Towson University - Oct. 6

        Philadelphia PA - Studio X - Oct. 9-10

        Brooklyn NY - Irondale Center - Oct. 12-13

        Bethlehem PA - Touchstone Theatre - Oct. 15-18

        Lancaster PA - Franklin & Marshall College - Oct. 19

        Bloomsburg PA - Box of Light - Oct. 21

        Portsmouth NH - Pontine Theatre - Oct. 23-25

        Milwaukee WI - U. Wisconsin/Milwaukee - Oct. 28

        West Liberty IA - Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre - Oct. 30

 

If you’re in the vicinity of any of these, email us and we’ll give times & ticket information. We’d love to meet you.

 

A five-minute video trailer may be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ8Vjd_eaI8.

 

Cheers-

Conrad Bishop

The Independent Eye, Ltd.

www.independenteye.org

***

 

Two actors. Twenty puppets. Shakespeare’s fiery text. Lear is the puppeteer of his own puppet show, the solo human in his motherless kingdom of power and commodity. Like Dante’s damned souls, caught in a perpetual hell particular to each, Lear obsessively plays out his loss of power, friendship, shelter, sanity, and at last even hope. The Fool is his withered soul, an acid clown who torments Lear, stage-manages his story, and finally disappears into Lear’s madness.

 

Sprung from The Independent Eye’s series of landmark actor/puppet stagings - Macbeth, The Tempest, Frankenstein, Descent of Inanna - this King Lear features Conrad Bishop as Lear, Elizabeth Fuller as the Fool, with Fuller’s music score.

 

***

From Bay Area media-

 

Utterly convincing, often heartbreakingly so . . . dazzlingly inventive . . . a startlingly effective and haunting Lear - more so than most that have a full cast of living actors.

**Sam Hurwitt - KQED Arts

 

A work of passion and artistry . . . nothing short of genius.

**David Templeton - North Bay Bohemian

 

Two masters who have perfected their craft.

**Benjamin Wachs - SF Weekly

 

Quite frankly, I have never seen anything like it. Within the confines of a puppet stage, too cramped even to stand up, these two create a sweeping, theatrically satisfying version of King Lear that can hold its own with the work of any Shakespeare Festival in the United States. . . . I will never forget it. You won't either.

**Charles Kruger - TheatreStorm

 

There could not have been a better way to start our festival: Three performances of Lear, with standing ovations after every show; eager audiences staying for the talk backs, full of questions and commendations, not wanting to leave. It was an amazing, mesmerizing, totally magical, tour de force.

-Lynne Jennings, San Diego Puppetry Festival

 

 

 

 

REED Announcement: How to Track a Bear

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.407  Monday, 14 September 2015

 

From:        Sally-Beth Maclean <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 14, 2015 at 12:14:59 PM EDT

Subject:    REED Announcement

 

Dear colleagues and friends,

 

Records of Early English Drama is happy to announce the completion of the most recent phase of the ‘How to Track a Bear in Southwark’ website. A public exhibit of bibliographic records from REED’s Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT) database, this online resource showcases the history and historiography of the Bear Gardens of early modern London as they appear through transcriptions of pre-1642 texts. In addition to making the resources of the extensive EMLoT database accessible for new users, ‘How to Track a Bear in Southwark’ offers a focused and rich way to introduce and explore the basic elements of early modern archival research and bibliography for undergraduate and junior graduate students.

 

We invite you to explore the new learning module exhibits, which organize a substantial body of bibliographic records about the Bear Garden venue under three distinct research perspectives. Both the collection and the exhibits are free to use in and out of the classroom, and should be of particular interest for anyone teaching courses in early English theatre. 

 

Please enjoy, and if you have any questions or comments about this resource, please contact the primary developer of the Exhibits, John Estabillo, Associate Bibliographer for EMLoT, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

John Russell Brown

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.405  Thursday, 10 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 9, 2015 at 7:41:42 AM EDT

Subject:    John Russell Brown

 

Dear ISC Colleagues,

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor John Russell Brown, former fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, who died peacefully at home on 26th August.

 

Professor Brown’s family have asked that we pass on the information regarding his funeral and memorial service which will take place on Monday 14th September from 2.30pm at St Oswald’s Church, Hooe, Battle, East Sussex (details are attached).

 

Messages of condolence and tributes can be sent to Rev Dr Paul Edmondson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

With best wishes,

Professor John Jowett

Conference Secretary

 

JOHN RUSSELL BROWN

 

14th September 2015

 

at

 

St Oswald’s Church,

Church Lane, Hooe

East Sussex TN33 9HB

 

funeral service at 2.30pm

 

 

memorial service at 3.30pm

 

followed by refreshments

at Court Lodge, Hooe,

East Sussex TN33 9HJ

 

RSVP

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

01424 844493

Please contact us for directions and map if required

 

Please no flowers; donations to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (www.cpre.org.uk)

or the National Brain Appeal (www.nationalbrainappeal.org)

 

 

 

 

Roger Gross, Shakespeare’s Verse-a User’s Manual

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.400  Monday, 7 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 6, 2015 at 5:07:04 PM EDT

Subject:    Roger Gross, Shakespeare’s Verse-a User’s Manual

 

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book.  It is a practical handbook for Shakespearean performance.  Shakespeare wrote the world’s greatest verse plays.  Almost all of them are performed or read as prose, by default, not by decision.  This is a tragic waste, but it is fixable.

 

The book has two goals:  

 

· to persuade you that the great rewards of verse speaking and reading are worth much more than the modest effort required to master them.

 

· to provide the information and guidance needed to lead you down this path

 

Roger Gross, Shakespeare’s Verse: A User’s Manual for actors, directors, readers, and enlightened teachers. Paperback $22.95 Hardcover$32.95. ISBN # 978-1-942428-04-6.

 

Available now.

 

Pen-L Publishing

www.pen-l.com/ShakespearesVerse.html

and at Barns & Noble and Amazon

Learn more at:  www.ShakespearesVerse-UsersManual.com

 

Roger Gross

Professor Emeritus of Theatre

University of Arkansas

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

 

 

 

 

ESTS Conference

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.392  Thursday, 3 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 3, 2015 at 6:56:01 AM EDT

Subject:    ESTS Conference

 

SHAKSPERians involved in scholarly editing might be interested to know that online registration is now open for the following conference at:

 

 http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS

 

“Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting”

 

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester England 19-21 November 2015.

 

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001 to stage a major collective investigation into the state and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute papers are invited on topics such as:

 

* Are users' needs changing?

* Stability in print and digital

* How does edition design shape use?

* Facsimiles and scholarly editions

* Collaborative and social editing

* Editorial specialization in the digital age

* APIs and mashups versus anticipation

* The logic of annotation

* Is zero the best price point for editions?

* Readers versus users

* Can we assume a general reader'?

* Indexing and annotation versus search

* Editors, publishers and Open Access

* Is technology changing editing?

* Digital editions or digital archives?

* Are editions ever obsolete?

* Scholarly editions versus popular editions

* Any other topic related to the use or users of scholarly editions

 

Plenary Speaker include:

 

Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan)

John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute)

Christina Lee (University of Nottingham)

Francisco Rico (Independent Scholar)

H. T. M. van Vliet (Independent Scholar)

David Greetham (City University of New York)

Tim William Machan (Notre Dame University)

Gary Taylor (Florida State University)

Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)

Andrew Prescott (Glasgow University)

 

Hands-on workshops will be given on setting movable type, letterpress printing, and getting started with XML.

 

All details at http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS

 

 

 

Christa Jansohn, Dieter Mehl (Eds.): Shakespeare Jubilees: 1769-2014

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.390  Wednesday, 2 September 2015

 

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

Date:         September 1, 2015 at 8:41:47 AM EDT

Subject:    Christa Jansohn, Dieter Mehl (Eds.): Shakespeare Jubilees: 1769-2014

 

I am delighted to announce the publication of a collection of essays on Shakespeare Jubilees around the world from 1764 to 2014:

 

Christa Jansohn, Dieter Mehl (Eds.): Shakespeare Jubilees: 1769-2014 (Studien zur englischen Literatur, 27). Paperback  29.90 EUR, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90590-1. Münster: LIT, 2015.

 

The essay collection ranges from the elaborate celebrations in Shakespeare’s hometown to more modest festivities elsewhere; from ambitious, theatrical, and politically loaded demonstrations to nationally coloured, culturally distinct and idiosyncratic commemorations. The variety of ways in which geographically distant countries have remembered Shakespeare has never before been the object of a comparative study.  We hope that the essays in this collection will throw new light on Shakespeare as a shared international heritage.

 

Available from September 2015 under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 

LIT-Publisher

c/o D. Styan

9 Kellet House

Tankerton Street

London WC1H 8HW

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

 

 

Table of Contents:

Andrew Dickson

‘The wrong thing in the right place’:

Britain’s Tercentenary of 1864................................................................... 13

 

Susan Brock and Sylvia Morris

‘Enchanted ground’: Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday

in Stratford-upon-Avon............................................................................ 31

 

John Cunningham

‘Solemn and appropriate Shakespearean music’:

The Stratford Tercentenary of 1864........................................................... 57

 

Alan Young

Art and English Commemorations of Shakespeare 1769‒1964.................. 79

 

Marie-Clémence Régnier

Shakespeare’s 1864 Jubilee in France: a Crown for

Two Great Writers, William Shakespeare and Victor Hugo...................... 111

 

Tom Nolan

A German and a French Commemoration of

Shakespeare’s 300th Birthday.................................................................. 129

 

Christa Jansohn

Celebrating and Commemorating Shakespeare in Germany

1864, 1904, 1964 and 2014....................................................................... 147

 

Frank Günther

Appendix: Commemorative Speech 2014................................................ 206

 

Dieter Mehl

German National and International Shakespeare Jubilees

1964 to 1993: From Weimar and Bochum to Vancouver

and the ISA............................................................................................. 213

 

Júlia Paraizs

Shakespearean Rhapsody: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

at the National Theatre in Budapest (1864)............................................... 231

 

Alexander Shurbanov

Shakespeare Jubilees and Bulgarian Politics............................................ 257

 

Katherine Scheil

Between the Jubilees (1916): Shakespeare Clubs in America................... 275

 

Ann Jennalie Cook

Commemorations Behind the Scenes....................................................... 291

 

Paul Edmondson and Paul Prescott

Shakespeare on the Road: Celebrating North American

Shakespeare Festivals in 2014.................................................................. 301

 

Alfredo Michel Modenessi

Latin America 1964: Art and Politics

[or The Year Shakespeare Became a Local]............................................. 317

 

Mark Houlahan

Shakespeare and the Kiwi, 1916.............................................................. 333

 

Mami Adachi

Commemorating Shakespeare in Japan:

1964, Before, and Beyond........................................................................ 349

 

Cong Cong

The 1964 Shakespeare Jubilee in China,

Its Aftermath and Its Echoes.................................................................... 371

 

 

 

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