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Comic In Shakespeare Conference
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0953  Thursday, 26 April 2001

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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 19:14:33 +0000
Subject:        Comic In Shakespeare Conference

Conference Announcement

The Comic in Shakespeare Conference
28 to 30 June 2001, Canterbury, United Kingdom

In this two day conference, academics from France, the United States,
Germany, Australia and England will discuss various aspects of comedy in
Shakespeare's plays.  The conference will also host an after-dinner
lecture by the comic novelist Howard Jacobson.

The Programme:

- Francois Laroque, `Saturnalian comedy: Falstaff and Cleopatra';

- Scott Fraser: `Shakespeare's early Clowns';

- Carol Rutter: `Laugh? I could have cried';

- Beatrix Hesse: `Comic communication patterns in Twelfth Night';

- Iain Topliss: `Hamlet and Freud's joke book';

- Marvin Krims: `Laughter and Cruelty in The Shrew';

- Ann Blake: `The Taming of the Shrew: making fun of Katherine';

- Molly Mahood: `Shakespeare's art of prior parody';

- Michael Cordner: `Actors, annotators and Shakespearean comic

- Howard Jacobson: `Hamlet or how to lighten up';

- Sue Wiseman: `Comic violence in The Comedy of Errors and The Merry

- Bob Madison: `Killing Jack Cade';

- Emma Smith: `Mirth in funeral: laughter and excess in Shakespeare's

- David Ellis: `Black comedy in Titus Andronicus'.

The full cost of this conference, including bed (two nights), full
board, entertainment and the conference fee, is 


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