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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0503  Wednesday, 14 October 2009

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Subject:    Shakespeare in Culture: 4th Conference of the NTU 
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Shakespeare in Culture

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The Fourth Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum
National Taiwan University, Taipei
November 26-28, 2009

Organizer:
NTU Shakespeare Forum

Partners:
Chinese-Taipei Theatre Association
NTU Center for the Arts
NTU Library

Sponsors:
National Science Council
Ministry of Education
NTU Aiming for Top University Project
College of Liberal Arts, NTU
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NTU
Department of Drama and Theatre, NTU

Overview:
"Shakespeare in Culture," the fourth conference of the NTU Shakespeare 
Forum, is a high-profile, international event, with speakers coming from 
China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, 
the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 
An arena for interdisciplinary approaches to Shakespeare, the conference 
hosts not only scholarly presentations but also two performances, a 
computer workshop, a teaching workshop, and a book exhibit.

Keynote Speeches:

* Richard Burt (University of Florida), "Missing Shakespeare's Corpus: 
Spectral Media, Mourning, and the Incomplete Works of Culture"

* Dennis Kennedy (Trinity College Dublin), "Shakespeare, Asia and the 
Intercultural"

* Ching-Hsi Perng (National Taiwan University), "Growing Young: Bonding 
the Bard and Bangzi Opera"

* Ann Thompson (King's College London), "Hamlet and the market in 
cultural commodities"

Performances:

Bond
A Bangzi opera adaptation of The Merchant of Venice by the Taiwan Bangzi 
Company
(starring Hailing Wang, Hai-shan Chu, Yang-ling Hsiao, and Chien-Hua 
Liu; translated by Ching-Hsi Perng, written by Ching-Hsi Perng and Fang 
Chen, and directed by Po-Shen Lu), with a post-performance discussion 
session

Shakespeare in Song
Vocal recital by Chia-yi Lee (Taipei National University of the Arts)

Computer Workshop:

Resolving Authorship Disputes with Information Technology
Albert C. C. Yang (Taipei Veterans General Hospital)

Bring a text (5000 words minimum, in plain text format) of concern to 
the workshop and test on site to find out if it is authentically 
Shakespearean!

Teaching Workshop (Maximum: 20, registration required):

How to Incorporate Acting into a College-Level Shakespeare Class
Joseph Graves (Peking University)
Linda Alpers (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

Book Exhibit:
A book exhibit of titles by international presenters and local scholars 
will be set up at the conference site.

Registration:
Admission is free, but registration by November 1 is required for
(1) a hardcopy of the conference proceedings,
(2) participation of the workshops,
(3) a ticket to the preview of Bond,
(4) a ticket to Shakespeare in Song, and
(5) meal services.

Please complete the attached registration form and return it to 

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