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CFP: Role and Rule: History and Power on Stage
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0289  Wednesday, 14 May 2008

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Subject:	CFP: Role and Rule: History and Power on Stage

Role and Rule: History and Power on Stage
London, The Globe Theatre, 6-8 February 2009

Organized by Globe Education and the Universita di Padova,
with the support of the Fondazione Cariparo

This conference means to discuss the various modes of representation of 
monarchy in Tudor and Stuart England: more specifically, it focuses on 
how Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists look at the present and past 
state of England, investigating through the representation of past 
English monarchs the role of Majesty and the relationship between power 
and people. Besides, we mean to discuss the celebration and comment upon 
the present state of England that early modern dramatists and writers 
offer through masques, allegorical representations, and other theatrical 
forms such as public speeches and proclamations.

The conference will be opened by Professor Stephen Orgel (Stanford 
University).

You are invited to submit a proposal for a twenty-minute paper.

Suggested topics:

1. Shakespeare's history plays:
- revisiting the past: the English fifteenth century as a model for 
contemporary politics
- ostlers and courtiers: high and low in the Henry IV plays
- "Know you not I am Richard?" Shakespeare's kings and the "mirror for 
princes" tradition
- mob scenes: the role of the people in Shakespeare's history plays

2. Staging queenly:
- Jacobean drama and its representation of female rule
- representing queenship in the Jacobean masque
- the shadow of Elizabeth: the memory of the Queen
- male and female power

3. Self-representation:
- Elizabeth and her writings
- James's triumphal entry in London
- political theory and its negotiation of the past

Proposals should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a 
short CV and a list of publications.

Please send your proposals by the 15th of July 2008 to these email 
addresses:


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  (prof. Alessandra Petrina, Universita di 
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  (dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Globe Education)

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