The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0346 Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:37:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: CFP: Blackfriars Conference 2007
Call for papers: Blackfriars Conference 2007
"The Most Convenient place that I can think of for such a receipt of
learning is Blackfriars."
The Fourth Meeting of the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars
Conference takes place October 24-28 2007, Staunton, Virginia, in the
heart of the Shenandoah Valley.
* Keynote addresses by David Bevington, Stephen Greenblatt, Andy Gurr,
Ros Knutson, and Russ McDonald.
* A presentation by the ASC actors celebrating the work of Alan Dessen
* Four Blackfriars plays: Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost,
Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter's Tale.
Other Highlights include
* Two new plays by two new playwrights
* Early arrivers party on October 23, at the home of Ralph and Judy
* Opening Banquet hosted by Mary Baldwin College
* Luncheon hosted by the City of Staunton
* Final Banquet at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel
As in previous years, this conference promises something for everyone
interested in Shakespeare and early modern drama in performance. In 19
sessions over 5 days, papers lasting 10-13 minutes each will touch on
text, acting, production, business, architecture, and many other aspects
of Early Modern Play Performance. In addition, attendees may
participate in up to 10 workshops dealing with performance and/or
instruction of early modern plays.
Presenters have the option of employing the expertise of the actors in
ASC's professional stage troupe to demonstrate their points.
Abstracts for both papers and workshops due by June 15th.
Abstracts and Registration available on line at
* Papers employing ASC actors limited to 13 minutes
* Traditional papers limited to 10 minutes
* All presenters will receive a 2 minute thundersheet warning, any
presenter exceeding the time limit will exit pursued by a bear.
* Workshops should address an aspect of performance and/or instruction
of early modern plays
* Workshops limited to 50 minutes
For more information go to www.americanshakespearecenter.com, or contact
M.Litt./MFA Program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance
American Shakespeare Center in Partnership with Mary Baldwin College
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