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ESSE Seminar on European Shakespeare on Film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0425  Thursday, 14 February 2002

From:           Amy Scott-Douglass <
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Date:           Monday, February 11, 2002 3:03 PM
Subject:        ESSE Seminar on European Shakespeare on Film

The next biannual meeting for the European Society for the Study of
English, which is to be held in Strasbourg, France, August
30th-September 3rd, includes a seminar on European Shakespeare on Screen
to be led by Jose Roman Diaz Fernandez and Kenneth S. Rothwell.  Just
yesterday Professor Fernandez asked me to let other colleagues in the
States know that there's still plenty of room in the seminar.  I've
pasted the CFP below, and more information is available at the ESSE
conference web page <http://www.essenglish.org/esse6.html>.  The
deadline for paper proposals, in theory, is February 15th.

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European Shakespeares on Film and Television

From Spain to Russia, many directors have made countless film and
television adaptations of the Bard's plays in the more than one hundred
years of Shakespearean filming.  It is the aim of the present seminar to
examine the range and variety of the European productions and to
consider how they might contribute to a redefinition of the
Shakespeare-on-Screen canon.  Among the issues that might be discussed
in the seminar one would include silent adaptations of the plays in
relation to nineteenth- century stage performance and the development of
national, non-English-speaking traditions of Shakespeare on Film.
Although British films and television productions will also be
considered, we prefer to concentrate on lesser-known adaptations such as
Celestino Coronado's Hamlet (1976) or Penny Woolcock's Macbeth on the
Estate (1997) rather than discussing Olivier's or Branagh's films or the
BBC Shakespeare Series. Papers on derivatives such as the recent The
King Is Alive (2000) will also be particularly welcome.

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