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Fourth Blackfriars Conference
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0603  Friday, 14 September 2007

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Friday, September 14, 2007
Subject: 	Fourth Blackfriars Conference

The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia, is holding its 
fourth Blackfriars Conference beginning Wednesday 23 October and running 
through Sunday 28 October.  The Conference features papers on 
Shakespeare and performance with keynote presentations by Russ McDonald, 
Roslyn Knutson, Stephen Greenblatt, and David Bevington, as well as a 
special presentation by the American Shakespeare Center Actors in honor 
of the work of Alan Dessen.  Paper panels on all aspects of early modern 
drama from rhetoric to audiences are in plenary session in the 
Blackfriars playhouse, and more than half the papers feature actors from 
the ASC resident troupe.  Presenters of papers exceeding their time 
limit will exit pursued by a bear.  (No kidding.)  Conference fee of 
$300 includes admission to 5 ASC equity house productions, Romeo and 
Juliet, Winter's Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labors Lost, and 
Brats of Clarence, by Paul Menzer; a special program presented by 
members of REED; workshops on Voice, Rhetoric, etc.; two comic one act 
plays; a session led by Don Weingust and Tiffany Stern on rehearsal 
practices during the ASC's Actor's Renaissance Season; opening and 
closing banquets; and a luncheon provided by the City of Staunton.  For 
more information, contact the conference coordinator, Sarah Enloe, 

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http://www.americanshakespearecenter.com/education/conferences.html

Ralph Alan Cohen
Founding Executive Director, American Shakespeare Center
Gonder Professor of Shakespeare, Mary Baldwin College

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