The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0681 Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Date: Monday, 8 Dec 2008 13:33:33 +0000
Subject: Role and Rule Conference at Shakespeare's Globe
Press release: December, 2008
Role and Rule: History and Power On Stage
Academic Conference at Shakespeare's Globe 6-8 February 2009
The latest conference at Shakespeare's Globe will discuss the various
modes of representation of monarchy in Tudor and Stuart England. More
specifically it will focus on how Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists
staged England's historical past and its political present. It will
examine, through representations of English monarchs, the role of
Majesty and the relationship between subjects and power. It will also
highlight the celebration and praise lavished upon early modern monarchs
in masques, triumphal processions, allegorical representations and other
theatrical forms such as public speeches.
The conference runs from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 February. This is the
first time that keynote speaker Stephen Orgel from Stanford University
will be speaking at the Globe and his lecture 'I am Richard the Second'
will open the conference. Joining him as keynote speakers are Clare
McManus, University of Roehampton and Richard Wilson, Cardiff University.
There will be a practical experiment on the Sunday afternoon using a
group of boys from King Edward VI school in Stratford upon Avon and a
group of adult actors performing scenes from John Lyly's 'Endymion' and
'Sappho and Phao' in order to examine considerations of age and gender
of the actors on the play in performance.
The conference is organised by Globe Education and the Universita di
Padova with the support of the Fondazione Cariparo. The genesis of the
idea came when Globe Education organised 'Shakespeare in Venice' with
the University of Venice.
The full conference schedule is available at www.shakespeares-globe.org.
Tickets cost ?100 or ?25 for students and are available from the Globe's
box office on +44 (0)20 7401 9919 or via the website.
Further information on the conference is available by emailing Prof.
Alessandra Petrina from the Universita di Padova at
The next academic conference at Shakespeare's Globe will be the British
Shakespeare Association Conference in September 2009.
Further press information from Katharine Grice at Shakespeare's Globe on
online press room is at www.shakespeares-globe.org/press
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