The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0348 Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Date: Thursday, 17 May 2007 22:12:32 +0100
Subject: Call for Papers: Writing about Performance of Shakespeare
The 3rd British Shakespeare Association Conference will be bringing
together academics, students, theatre practitioners, teachers and
Conference Title: Interpreting Shakespeare: the director, the actor, the
editor, the teacher, the critic
Venue: The CAPITAL Centre, University of Warwick (UK)
Dates: 31 August - 2 September 2007
Conference website at www.britishshakespeare.ws .
This CFP is for a specific seminar at the conference:
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
* 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?
Seminar website http://www.gabrielegan.com/BSA
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