2007

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0463  Wednesday, 11 July 2007

From: 		Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 17:17:46 +0100
Subject: 	Final Call for Papers: Writing about Performance of Shakespeare

With apologies for cross-posting, this is the final CFP for a seminar at 
the 3rd British Shakespeare Association Conference in Warwick UK, 31 
August to 2 September 2007

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Writing about Performance of Shakespeare

As Pascale Aebischer recently reminded us, writing about performance can 
be likened to tap-dancing about architecture: it is hard to see how one 
way of making meaning can relate to the other. In a recent exchange in 
the British Shakespeare Association's journal, W.B.  Worthen and R.A. 
Foakes, coming from very different approaches, debated how discursive 
writing can describe, engage with, and critique performance, and this 
seminar will take the debate further. The seminar invites papers that 
consider all matters of how writing relates to performance, which might 
include:

* what theatre reviews ought to comment upon

* how far can performance can be theorized?

* does the script 'contain' all the possible performances, or conversely 
does performance necessarily exceed the meanings in the script?

* should insights about theatre practice in Shakespeare's time inform 
writing about his meanings?

* what is theatre history for?

* do we still think Shakespeare was essentially a man of the theatre and 
not a literary author?

Abstracts to seminar leader Gabriel Egan
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Seminar website http://www.gabrielegan.com/BSA

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