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Great Hall Panel Announcement
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0119  Tuursday, 19 March 2009

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Date:        Friday, 13 Mar 2009 14:39:39 -0400
Subject:     Great Hall Panel Announcement


RENAISSANCE CENTER CONVENES INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON EARLY ENGLISH 
PERFORMANCE SPACES

UMass Amherst - The role of the 16th-century English country Great Hall 
in the history and development of Early Modern dramatic performance will 
be the subject of an international panel convened by the Center on 
Tuesday, April 7, at 4:30 pm. The event is a collaboration with the 
University of Toronto's Records of Early English Drama institute (REED), 
the organization engaged for the last thirty-one years in collecting and 
publishing information about provincial performance gathered county by 
county from all over England. This event is sponsored by the UMass 
Office of the Provost. It will be held in the Rand Theater in the Fine 
Arts Center and is open to the public at no charge.

The panel, chaired by UMass English Professor Adam Zucker, will feature 
several pre-eminent scholars in the field, including Sally-Beth MacLean, 
director of REED and Barbara Palmer, emeritus professor of literature 
from Mary Baldwin College and specialist in great hall performance. 
Lawrence Manley, William R.  Kenan Jr Professor of English at Yale will 
speak as will Paul Werstine of the University of Western Ontario, 
general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and Kate McLuskie, 
Director of the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute. Gail 
Kern Paster, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC 
will serve as respondent for the panel.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Provost 
of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and by 88.5 FM/WFCR, Public 
Radio for Western New England.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies is an 
internationally known center for the interdisciplinary study of the 
culture and achievements of the Renaissance period (1400-1700). The 
Center contributes to the field of Renaissance studies through research, 
teaching, and outreach to the University of Massachusetts Amherst 
campus, the Amherst community, and beyond.  For more information about 
the Center and a full calendar of activities, visit the Center's web 
page at www.umass.edu/renaissance.

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