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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0884. Thursday, 10 November 1995.
 
(1)     From:   William Proctor Williams 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 08 Nov 95 14:29 CST
        Subj:   Conference
 
(2)     From:   Robin Headlam Wells <
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        Date:   Thursday, 9 Nov 1995 10:49:30 +0000 (GMT)
        Subj:   Call for Papers
 
(3)     From:   David Akin <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Nov 1995 10:29:09 -0500
        Subj:   1995 Stratford Festival Season
 
(4)     From:   David Akin <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Nov 1995 10:29:18 -0500
        Subj:   Stratford (Ont) Festival Web Page
 
(5)     From:   David Akin <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Nov 1995 10:29:22 -0500
        Subj:   STAA conference to be held at Stratford, Ont.
 
 
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From:           William Proctor Williams 
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Date:           Wednesday, 08 Nov 95 14:29 CST
Subject:        Conference
 
             1996 Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
                sponsored by NIU Graduate Coloquium, NIU
                        Department of English, and
                the English Graduate Student Association
 
Keynote Speaker                 Leslie Fielder
 
                - Samuel Clemens Professor at SUNY, Buffalo
                - Author of several short stories, essays, and over 25 books,
                  including _Love and Death in the American Novel_,
                  _Fiedler on the Roof_, _Nude Croquet and Other Stories_
                - Noted for explosive 1946 article, "Come Back to the Raft
                  Ag'in, Huck Honey"
 
Proposed topics:                Twenty Years of _Freaks_
                                The Mythology of Bioethics
                                Political Correctness in _Huck Finn_
 
Poetry Reading
Friday Night                    Sybil Dunbar
 
                - Professor at North Central College, Naperville, IL
                - Author of several creative works
                - Best known for her regional poetry, describing the
                  vivid life of Louisiana
 
Special Session                 William P. Williams &
                                Carol Scheidenhelm
 
                - Technology Meets the English Department:
                  Teaching, Research, and Computers in the 21st Century
 
and....                         Special Roundtable Session on
                                Getting Published!
 
ABSTRACTS       DEADLINE        December 10, 1995
 
Please submit FOUR copies of a single-spaced, one-page abstract describing your
paper.  Include one cover sheet with
        - your name, address, phone number, school, and e-mail
        - paper title and category of submission (see ideas below)
        - any request for special equipment
 
If you wish to submit an organized panel, please send an abstract of the panel
as well as an abstract for each paper in the panel.
Each session:   3 papers; 20 minute presentation time
Panel:          3-4 presenters; 1 hour presentation time
 
Send abstracts:
                        Conference Directors
                        NIU GCLL
                        Department of English
                        Northern Illinois University
                        DeKalb, IL  60115
 
Papers invited on any aspect of language and literature, including
 
        American and British Literature         Comparative Literature
        Genre Studies (Gothic, mystery, etc.)   Ethnic Studies
        Gay & Lesbian Literature                Critical Theory
        Rhetoric and Composition                Film Studies
        Textual Criticism & Bibliography        Any other literature
                                                written in English
Questions?
E-mail          
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Phone           (815) 753-0611
FAX             (815) 753-0606
 
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From:           Robin Headlam Wells <
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Date:           Thursday, 9 Nov 1995 10:49:30 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Call for Papers
 
                         **CALL FOR PAPERS**
 
The first issue of *Renaissance Forum*, a new electronic journal of
early-modern literary and historical studies, will appear in March 1996. It is
edited from the University of Hull, UK by Glenn Burgess (History) and Robin
Headlam Wells (English). The journal will be available on the World Wide Web.
The editors invite contributions of scholarly articles (up to 6,000 words) on
any aspect of early modern English literature or history, and considered
responses (up to 4,000 words) to articles already published in *Renaissance
Forum*. All material submitted to the journal will be read by at least two
specialist referees. *Renaissance Forum* will also contain an extensive reviews
section. Anyone wishing to review for us should write to the Technical Editor,
enclosing a brief c.v. Material submitted for possible publication should be
sent to us on disc (in MS Word or WordPerfect for PC or Mac, or as an ASCII
file), or as an email attachment. We shall be maintaining an email subscription
list, which will be used to announce new issues (including contents, abstracts,
and retrieval instructions). Those wishing to be added to the list should send
the message "subscribe" to 
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  . Further information on
the journal can be found through our WWW  home page, the URL for which is
http://www.hull.ac.uk/Hull/EL_Web/renforum/ (this address is case-sensitive).
 
Editors:
 
Glenn Burgess,
Department of History,
University of Hull,
Hull HU6 7RX, U.K.
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Robin Headlam Wells,
Department of English,
University of Hull
Hull HU6 7RX, U.K.
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Technical Editor:
 
Andrew Butler,
Technical Editor: Renaissance Forum,
Department of English,
University of Hull,
Hull HU6 7RX, UK.
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From:           David Akin <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Nov 1995 10:29:09 -0500
Subject:        1995 Stratford Festival Season
 
Listmembers may be interested to learn of the playbill for the 1996 Stratford
Festival at Stratford, Ontario Canada. The season was announced by artistic
director Richard Monette October 26, 1995.
 
At the Festival Theatre:
 
Shakespeare: King Lear
Directed by Richard Monette. Previews May 6. Opens May 27. Closes Nov. 3.
Designed by Patrick Clark. Lights by MIchael J. Whitfield. William Hutt to
play Lear.
 
Meredith Willson: The Music Man
Previews May 10. Opens May 29. Closes Nov. 3
Directed and choreographed by Brian Macdonald. Musical direction by Berthold
Carriere. Designed by Debra Hanson. Lights by Harry Frehner.
 
Peter Shaffer: Amadeus
Previews May 7. Opens May 31. Closes Nov 1.
A revival of the 1995 Stratford production directed by Richard Monette
featuring Brian Bedford (Salieri), and Stephen Ouimette (Mozart).
 
Lillian Hellman: The Little Foxes
Previews July 28. Opens Aug. 2. Closes Oct. 13.
Directed by Richard Monette. Designed by Guido Tondino. Costumes by Ann
Curtis. With Brian Bedford (Horace Giddens), Martha Henry (Regina Giddens),
Diana Leblanc (Birdie Hubbard), Tim MacDonald (Leo Hubbard), and William
Hutt (Benjamin Hubbard).
 
At the Avon Theatre
 
Georges Feydeau: A Fitting Confusion
Previews May 17, Opens May 28. Closes Sept. 14.
From a translation by Norman R. Shapiro. Directed by Richard Monette. Sets
by Morris Ertman. Costumes by Martha Mann. Music by Berthold Carriere.
Lights by Harry Frehner. Sound by Keith Handegord. Cast includes Barbara
Bryne (Mme. Aigreville), Wayne Best (M. Dartagnan), Bernard Hopkins
(Etienne), barry McGregor (Bassinet), Stephen Ouimette (Dr. Moulineaux),
Chick Reid (Mimi).
A co-production with The Citadel Theatre of Edmonton, Alberta.
 
Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
Previews May 10. Opens May 30. Closes Nov. 1
Directed by Marti Maraden. Designed by Phillip Silver. Costumes by John
Pennoyer. Lights by Louise Guinand. Douglas Rain to play Shylock.
 
Lewis Carroll adapted by James Reaney: Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Previews June 14. Opens June 21. Closes Oct. 30
A revival of the 1994 Stratford production. Directed by Marti Maraden.
Costumes by John Pennoyer. Sets by Stephen Britton Osler.
 
William Luce: Barrymore
Previews Sept. 10. Opens Sept. 13.
A new production featuring guest artist Christopher Plummer based on the
life of John Barrymore. A co-production with Live Entertainment Corp.
Following the Stratford debut, Livent will tour the production to several
U.S. cities prior to a Broadway engagement in February, 1997.
 
At the Tom Patterson Theatre
Shakespeare: As You Like It
Previews June 16. Opens June 20. Closes Sept 14.
The Young Company. Directed by Richard Rose. Designed by Charlotte Dean.
Lights by Kevin Fraser.
 
Tennessee Williams: Sweet Bird of Youth
Previews June 15. Opens June 22. Closes Sept. 15
Directed by Diana Leblanc. Designed by Astrid Janson. With Lewis Gordon
(Boss Finley), Martha Henry (Princess Kosmonopolis)., Geordie Johnson
(Chance Wayne), Tom McCamus (Tom Junior), and Chick Reid (Miss Lucy).
 
Samuel Beckett: Waiting For Godot
Previews July 7. Opens July 13. Closes Sept. 13
Directed by Brian Bedford. Sets by Ming Cho Lee. Lights by Michael J.
Whitfield. With James Blendick (Pozzo), Joe Dinicol (The Boy), Tim MacDonald
(Lucky), Tom McCamus (Estragon), and Stephen Ouimette (Vladimir).
 
Also: Four authors have confirmed they will be part of the  festival's
Celebrated Writers Series including Harold Bloom, Jane Urquhart, Judith
Thompson, and Jane Smiley. Dates TBA.
 
The Stratford Festival (which boasts North America's largest repertory
company) can be reached at (519) 271-4040.
 
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From:           David Akin <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Nov 1995 10:29:18 -0500
Subject:        Stratford (Ont) Festival Web Page
 
The Stratford Festival at Stratford, Ontario Canada has a web page.
 
The URL is:
http://www.ffa.ucalgary.ca/stratford/
 
The festival's 1996 playbill is posted there. Other  material such as plot
synopses, casting, a message from Artistic Director Richard Monette, a brief
history of the festival, performance schedule, and ticket info is scheduled
to be made available at that site in coming months, the festival announced
late last month.
 
"In the future, we are lookin at adding an interactive link, contests, and a
number of other features and improvements to our site based on suggestions
from patrons who use the Internet,'' festival marketing director Janice
Price said in a written statement. "This year we will be introducing a
ticket and accommodation order form so we can actually make ticket sales on
our Web site.''
 
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From:           David Akin <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Nov 1995 10:29:22 -0500
Subject:        STAA conference to be held at Stratford, Ont.
 
The Stratford Festival wil host the sixth annual conference of the Shakespeare
Theatre Association of America, the festival announced late last month.
 
The conference, to be held in the Ontario community from Jan. 10 to Jan 13,
1996, provides a forum for the artistic and managerial leadership of theatres
whose central activity is the production of Shakespeare's plays. Canadian
author Robertson Davies will give the keynote address to the conference on Jan.
13.
 
Registration information is being distributed by Laurel Armstrong at
519-271-0055, ext. 240 or by mail at:
P.O. Box 520
Stratford, Ontario
CANADA
N5A 6V2
 

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