The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0314 Thursday, 3 May 2007
Date: Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 21:21:04 -0400
Subject: Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS:
MAKING SHAKESPEARE MATTER:
Maryland Shakespeare Festival and Frederick Community College's Forum on
Performance-Based Shakespeare Studies
Saturday, May 12, 2007
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Maryland Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to
exploring the landscape of the intersection of research, theory,
stagecraft, and community. We believe that Shakespeare and his compatriots
created fun, engaging, and brilliant theatre - arguably some of the best
theatre ever created - theatre that mattered to the community it served -
and if we can discover as much as possible about how they did it, we can
bring the best theatre to our audiences and make Shakespeare matter to our
community. On Saturday, May 12, 2007, we invite scholars, practitioners,
enthusiasts, and experts to present papers exploring the overwhelmingly
broad and frighteningly precise topic that is "Making Shakespeare Matter."
Contributors to this forum are invited to do such things as:
* Examine the phenomenon of community investment in making and keeping
Shakespearean performance accessible to everyone
* Examine instances where theatre practice can inform or has informed
* Examine instances where academic scholarship can inform or has informed
* Posit theories as to the future of performance-based Shakespeare
* Explore the merits, deficiencies, and tenets of the modern original
* Raise questions about the validity of the study and/or recreation of
Elizabethan theatrical practice in the context of claims that an epistemic
rupture separates modern society from Elizabethan society
* Share personal epiphanies that have occurred within the intersection of
Shakespearean research, theory, stagecraft, and community.
Papers should not exceed 15 minutes.
Presenters are invited and encouraged to include actors in their
presentations. If presenters cannot provide their own actors, Maryland
Shakespeare Festival will happily try to find suitable volunteers,
however, the forum schedule does not include rehearsal time for presenters
meeting new actors.
The forum will be held at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown
Pike, Frederick, MD 21702.
Papers presented at this conference will be bound together into book and
available for sale through the Maryland Shakespeare Festival.
Please submit a 100-300 word abstract in hard copy or email form by APRIL
13, 2007 to:
Associate Director of Education
Maryland Shakespeare Festival
15 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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