The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0583  Monday, 12 March 2001

From:           Gary L. Taylor <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Sent:           Sunday, March 11, 2001 4:07 PM
Subject:        Middleton Symposium, Atlanta

A rare opportunity to witness, together, rehearsed readings of three
Middleton plays, and hear six lectures on the greatest of Shakespeare's
contemporaries in the  English theatre. See details below. (My apologies
if, because of cross-posting, you receive this message twice.) Gary

Georgia Shakespeare Festival presents
The Middleton Symposium
Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31, Sunday, April 1, 2001
Georgia Shakespeare Festival
Conant Performing Arts Center, Rehearsal Hall A, at Oglethorpe
4484 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA  30319

Georgia Shakespeare Festival presents a weekend of play readings and
discussion centered around the work of Thomas Middleton, Shakespeare's
most exciting and prolific contemporary.
Free and open to the public.
Limited space.  Reservations recommended.
Call 404.504.3403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Georgia Shakespeare Festival is the professional theater in residence at
Oglethorpe University.

Friday, March 30
7:30 p.m.
Staged reading of Middleton's zany city comedy A Mad World My
Directed by Bob Hornback, Ph.D
Oglethorpe University

Saturday, March 31
1 p.m.
Keynote Address: "Middleton in Bed"
Gary Taylor, Ph.D
Director, Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies
University of Alabama
General Editor, the Oxford University Press edition of The
Collected Works of Thomas Middleton

2 p.m.
Michalemas Term:  Social Conflict and the Law
Presented by Edward Gieskes, Ph.D
University of South Carolina
A consideration of how Middleton's play refracts anxieties about social
mobility through the lens of the law.

2:30 p.m.
The Courtesan Revised:  Thomas Middleton, Pietro Aretino, and
Presented by Celia R. Daileader, Ph.D
University of Alabama
An exploration of Middleton's fascination with, and sympathy for,
unchaste women.

3:15 p.m.
Hands, Sex, and Broken Men
Presented by Fran Teague, Ph.D
University of Georgia
A presentation of stage props and presentational image patterns in
Middleton 's The Changeling, Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, and
Dekker's The Shoemakers Holiday.

3:45 p.m.
Amidst a throng of pandas':  The Problem of Casting Antonio
Presented by Jeremy Lopez
Cornell University
An analysis of practical staging within the darkly ambiguous moral
universe of The Revenger's Tragedy.

4:30 p.m.
Time for Middleton:  Canonicity, History and Style
Presented by Paul Yachnin, Ph.D
University of British Columbia
An extended consideration of the nature of canonicity in terms of
Shakespeare, as well as Middleton's thematic and dramatic treatment of

5:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
Staged reading of The Revenger's Tragedy, Middleton's response
to plays like
Directed by Andrew Hartley, Ph.D
University of West Georgia

9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 1
2 p.m.
Staged reading of Middleton's "romantic comedy for grown-ups,"
The Widow
Directed by Gary Taylor, Ph.D.
University of Alabama

Sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Humanities

For reservations, call 404.504.3403 or email
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