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Shakespeare Conference in Perth, Australia
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 670.  Monday, 25 October 1993.
 
From:           Charles Edelman <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Oct 93 08:27
Subject:        Conference in Perth, Australia
 
        Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association
        Third Conference:  Readers, Audiences, Players.
        20-25 February, 1994, University of Western Australia, Perth
 
PROGRAMME
 
Sunday 20 Feb.    6 - 7.30 pm        Delegates arrive, barbecue welcome,
                                     registration
Monday 21 Feb.    9.30 - 10 am       Registration
                  10 - 11 am         Opening address
                  11.30 am - 5 pm    Papers
 
Tuesday 22 Feb.   9.30 am - 5 pm     Papers
 
Wednes. 23 Feb.   9.30 am - 1 pm     Papers
                  afternoon          Choice of excursions or schools
                                     workshop
 
Thursday 24 Feb.  9.30 am - 5 pm     Papers
                  6.30 - 10 pm       Conference Dinner
 
Friday 25 Feb.    9.30 am - 11 am    Papers
                  Lunch / afternoon  Farewell Garden Party
 
Other activities already planned include the Playbox Theatre Company of
Melbourne's performance of KING LEAR, directed by Lech Mackiewicz, as part
of the internationally renowned Festival of Perth, which will be on during
the conference.
 
 
PAPERS :  Will normally be thirty minutes in length, with ten minutes for
discussion.  There may be parallel sessions.
 
ACCOMMODATION:  (All prices in Australian dollars, currently 68 U.S. cents).
 
A range of accommodation is available: single student rooms at St George's
College ($38 per night), Kingswood College (own facilities, single or
double, $55 per person), Sullivan's Hotel (relative luxury, breakfast not
included, $63 or $66 per person).  Both colleges are on edge of UWA campus
and within easy walking distance of all venues.  Sullivan's Hotel is approx.
30 minutes walk along the bank of the Swan River to UWA, or 5 minute bus
ride (regular service).
 
BOOK LAUNCHES:  Some are already arranged; if you would like an Australian
launch of your book please advise.
 
GENERAL INFO:  The Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association was
inaugurated at its first conference, Monash University, Melbourne, in 1990.
The second conference was hosted by the University of Adelaide in 1992.  As
well as members from Australia and New Zealand, it has members from all
parts of the world.
 
The University of Western Australia is generally conceded to be one of the
world's most beautiful university campuses.  The architecture is Spanish in
influence and there are extensive gardens and grounds, all situated on the
shore of the Swan River.  Theatres on campus include the New Fortune (a
replica of the original Fortune) the Octagon (not unlike Stratford Ont.),
and the smaller Dolphin.  The Sunken Garden is an atmospheric outdoor space,
as is the Somerville Auditorium, which is used for the extensive Film
segment of the Festival of Perth.
 
The Festival of Perth will be on when our conference is held.  Programmes
are available from the Festival of Perth, University of W.A., Nedlands, W.
Australia, 6009.  Major theatre, musical, and dance companies from many
parts of the world are scheduled to appear.
 
Fremantle is less than 30 minutes drive (regular bus service) from the
University.  It is an Italian harbor city, known as host for the America's
Cup races in the '80s, and is a cultural and gastronomic capital.
 
Beaches face west over the Indian ocean, and provide the most gentle and
unpolluted swimming conditions in the world.  Rottnest Island and Margaret
River are easily accessible for day-trips, the former a haven for miniature
kangaroos called quokkas, those seeking solitude, and bibulous tourists, the
later for wineries, fine cheeses, and giant karri-gums.
 
MORE INFORMATION / REGISTRATION FORMS FROM, AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO:
 
If using EMAIL, contact me, Charles Edelman, at Edith Cowan University, with
this address:     
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If you would like to contract the conference convener, Professor Bob White,
you will have to use FAX, telephone, or slow mail:
Professor R.S. White, English Department, University of W.A., Nedlands, W.
Australia 6009.    Phone: 61 9 380 2116.   FAX: 61 9 380 1030.
 
Exchange the worst part of the northern winter for Perth summer, take
advantage of the low Aussie dollar, and come to Perth.  You will not want to
leave.
 
Charles Edelman, English Department, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, W.
Australia, 6050.
 

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