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CFP: Writing about Performance of Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0348  Wednesday, 6 June 2007

From: 		Gabriel Egan <
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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 
enthusiasts.

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 
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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