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CFP Last Call: CHESTER 2010
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0362  Thursday, 9 July 2009

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Date:       Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 13:08:33 -0400
Subject:    CFP Last Call: CHESTER 2010

CHESTER 2010: DRAMA AND RELIGION 1555-1575
A SYMPOSIUM ABOUT THE CHESTER CYCLE IN CONTEXT

ABSTRACTS DUE 15 JULY 2009

WE WILL ACCEPT ABSTRACTS UP TO JULY 23

Chester 2010 will stage a Catholic version of the complete Chester Cycle 
of 23 processional pageant-wagon plays from the city of Chester, England 
over three days  21-24 May 2010 on the campus of the University of 
Toronto. The new text has been edited by Alexandra Johnston (REED). The 
production of the pageants will be shared by PLS and acting companies 
from all over North America including both university and community 
groups. This version of the Chester Cycle enacts the Christian story 
from Creation to Judgment, as we believe it was either witnessed or read 
in 1572 by Christopher Goodman, a protestant divine who objected to its 
catholic content.

The symposium will be organized for morning and evening sessions around 
three afternoon performances: 20-minute papers are invited on any of the 
following topics. This list is not exhaustive, the dates under study 
approximate, and we particularly encourage new work from graduate 
students as well as new or seasoned scholars. Selected papers may be 
expanded for publication in a collection of essays on the Chester Cycle.

1. The changing relationship between religion and drama, especially in 
the north:

     * Tudor interludes or other drama 1555-1575
     * concepts of king and state in Chester
     * doubt and faith in Chester

2. Chester: the city as performance site:

     * processional stagings and civic architecture
     * pageant wagons
     * God above, Devil below
     * intertextuality among pageants themselves, or involving other texts

3. Sound and silence in Chester:

     * music
     * wordplay
     * biblical echoes
     * expectations of 1572 audiences

4 Words and pictures:

     * the Chester text in relation to Catholic iconography in the 
British Isles and on the Continent
     * textual revision as a form of Reformation iconoclasm

By 15 July 2009, please send 250-word abstracts and short (1 page) CVs 
to all three organizers:

David Klausner, University of Toronto <
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Helen Ostovich, McMaster University <
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Jennifer Roberts-Smith, University of Waterloo <
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