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CFP: Edited Collection on Early Modern Essays
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0456  Wednesday, 13 August 2008

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Date:       Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 20:32:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:    CFP: Edited Collection on Early Modern Essays

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Play'd to Great Applause": Early Modern Audience and Audiences of Early Modern 
Drama

Editors seek articles of 5000-7000 words, including notes, for a proposed 
book-length collection, entitled "Play'd to Great Applause": Early Modern 
Audience and Audiences of Early Modern Drama

We seek essays discussing the behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, or composition of 
either contemporary or current audiences of early modern drama. Part One will 
look at audiences from 1580-1640, while Part Two will focus on late-twentieth 
and twenty-first century productions of early modern drama. This collection will 
focus on live performance, not film or television productions.

Articles may address such issues as:

. the audience and civic pageants
. the audience and dumb shows
. the audience and censorship
. the audience and other "entertainments" (hangings, bear-baitings, and sermons)
. anti-theatrical tracts' definition of audience
. actors as audience, audience as actors
. cult of personality
. power of the spectator
. non-Shakespearean plays and the modern viewer
. Shakespeare festivals
. modern staging in reconstructed theatres (London Globe)
. directing the early modern play for the 21st century audience

We welcome submissions from scholars, actors, directors, and others.

Send detailed proposals and brief CVs by January 31, 2009, to both editors, 
preferably electronically.

Completed essays will be expected by May 31, 2009.

Annalisa Castaldo, Humanities Division, 1 University Place, Widener University, 
Chester, PA 19050 
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Rhonda Knight, Department of Communications, Language, and Literature, 300 E. 
College Ave., Coker College, Hartsville, SC 29550 
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