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Conference call for Papers
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2473  Sunday, 28 October 2001

From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Oct 2001 19:38:07 GMT0BST
Subject:        Conference call for Papers

May I draw the attention of list members to the following call for
papers?  Details of the conference, including booking details, will be
circulated in the early part of next year.

SCHOOL OF ENGLISH LEEDS UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS CENTRE FOR ENGLISH MUSIC

Music in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Music

                   An Interdisciplinary Conference
             University of Leeds, September 13-15, 2002

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference will bring together Shakespeare scholars, theatre and
performance historians, musicians and musicologists to explore a wide
range of issues concerning the role of music in Shakespeare's plays on
the English stage from the sixteenth century to the present, as well as
Shakespeare's influence on English music and musical history.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers in three main strands:

1. The practice and practicalities of music in the Shakespearean
theatre(s); the function of music in the plays of Shakespeare and his
contemporaries.  The principal focus of papers will be on Shakespeare,
though comparative discussion of other dramatists is welcomed. Offers of
papers on musical imagery will need to indicate clearly how they go
beyond the familiar explorations of musical symbolism in the period.

2.  Music in the performance history of Shakespeare on the English stage
from the seventeenth century to the present, including theatrical
adaptations and transformations. Theoretical consideration of the place
of music in performance and in theatre history would be welcome, since
it is an area conspicuously neglected in most accounts of Shakespeare on
stage.

3.  Shakespeare in music. We welcome papers on any aspect of the ways
Shakespeare has influenced and inspired English music and musical
culture, from settings of Shakespearean lyrics as songs and glees to
overtures and tone-poems inspired by the themes of the plays.

Please send abstracts (200 words maximum) by 2 April 2002 to:

LUCEM, School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
telephone: 0113 233 2545 (Dr Holman) or 2532 (Dr Cowgill)
fax: 0113 233 2586      e-mail: 
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Organising committee:

Professor David Lindley             
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Dr Peter Holman                     
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Dr Rachel Cowgill                   
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Dr Bridget Escolme                  
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