2013

CFP: Places and Non-Places of English

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0146  Thursday, 4 April 2013

 

From:        Robert Appelbaum <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         March 30, 2013 5:54:25 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Places and Non-Places of English

 

Shakespeareans may wish to be aware of the upcoming 12th Nordic Conference of English Studies to be held at Uppsala University, Sweden, 10 - 13 October, 2013.

 

Our theme for this conference is ‘Places and Non-Places of English’. The plenary speakers are Jorie Graham, Harvard University; Andrew Hadfield, Sussex University (an early modernist known to many of you); Marianne Hundt, University of Zurich: and Bruce Robbins, Columbia University.

 

It would be good to have at least one strong panel on Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, especially with regard to our theme. The deadline is being extended one last time.

 

For more information, go to http://www-conference.slu.se/naes2013/index.htm

 

Cheers to all,

Robert Appelbaum

Professor of English Literature

Department of English

Uppsala University

www.robertappelbaum.com/Robert.html

“Transformative Literacies” - A Conference at The University of Maryland

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0145  Thursday, 4 April 2013

 

From:        Emily Russell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:36 PM

Subject:     “Transformative Literacies” - A Conference at The University of Maryland

 

 The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland will be holding an interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of “Transformative Literacies” on April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

 

The two-day symposium aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, plenary sessions, and lectures.  

 

The keynote speakers will include Dr. Jonathan Hsy, Assistant Professor of English at George Washington University, and Dr. Amy Landau, Associate Curator of Islamic Art and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum.  

 

For more information, please see the attached flyer and visit the symposium’s website at: http://umdmem13.weebly.com/.

 

Download “Transformative Literacies” Flyer here: pdf  Flyer Transformative Literacies Symposium

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Global Shakespeares

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0143  Thursday, 4 April 2013

 

From:        Alexander Huang <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Monday, April 1, 2013 11:54 PM

Subject:     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Global Shakespeares

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION! 

 

Global Shakespeares, An Open-Access Digital Video Archive

 

http://globalshakespeares.org

 

Co-founded and co-edited by Peter Donaldson and Alexander Huang 

 

Global Shakespeares is a free, open access collection of performance videos from around the world. We invite you to participate by using this archive in your teaching and research, and by contributing information and visual materials to the archive. Here you can find: 

  • A Brazilian street theatre version of Romeo and Juliet - on stilts
  • A Chinese opera King Lear in which one actor plays Lear and his daughters
  • A Japanese Hamlet who sits motionless on stage. Mechanical dolls enact his thoughts. 

These are some of the innovative ideas in the current wave of breakthrough international productions made available through Global Shakespeares, a large and growing collection of videos from the Arab world, North America, the U.K., Western and Eastern Europe, the Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, India, East Asia, Mexico, Brazil, and Latin America. 

 

Online learning modules: http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/modules/

 

Contributors are encouraged to interpret this invitation geographically, historically, and culturally, including:

  • Summaries of significant Shakespeare productions from all over the world
  • Videos of performances of Shakespeare’s plays, with or without English subtitles
  • Annotations and metadata
  • Translations
  • Performance Reviews
  • Interviews with directors and actors
  • Scripts of Shakespeare adaptations
  • Bibliographies

Contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Download a “Global Shakespeares” Flyer here:  pdf  Flyer Global Shakespeares

 

Shakespeare at Notre Dame 2013 Shakespeare Festival

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0144  Thursday, 4 April 2013

 

From:        Charles Gessert <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         April 3, 2013 2:43:19 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare at Notre Dame 2013 Shakespeare Festival

 

Shakespeare at Notre Dame Announces

2013 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

 

Notre Dame – Shakespeare at Notre Dame has announced the 2013 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), running July 20 through September 20, 2013. The Festival is highlighted by the Professional Company’s production of Richard III, directed by Laura Gordon. The Young Company will present The Comedy of Errors at outdoor spaces throughout the Michiana region. The Festival opens with performances of ShakeScenes at historic Washington Hall on July 20 & 21, 2013. For the first time this year, Actors From The London Stage will be included as part of the festival. AFTLS will present Othello from September 18-20, 2013.

 

William Shakespeare’s blazingly entertaining portrayal of England’s most famous villain, a twisted and ruthless monarch. The recent discovery of King Richard’s remains by archeologists means there is no better time to see why the “winter of our discontent” turns into a “glorious summer” at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Michael Gotch will play the title character, and in a play with some of Shakespeare’s strongest women’s roles, a trio of the finest actors from Chicago - Barbara Robertson as Queen Margaret, Elizabeth Ledo as Lady Anne and Maureen Gallagher as the Dutchess of York will headline the cast.  Richard III will be presented August 20 through September 1 at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $10 - $75 and go on sale through the DeBartolo Box Office on April 26,2013. This year, children ages 6 – 17 are free with paid adult tickets.

  

Kevin Asselin returns to direct the Young Company’s production of The Comedy of Errors. The play will be performed free of charge in communities throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The Young Company is comprised of students from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, and other colleges and universities from across the country. The “tour” begins Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7 pm at the Lincoln Township Public Library in Stevensville, Michigan. Other performances include:

  • Saturday, July 27, 7 pm – Potawatomi Park Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana
  • Sunday, July 28, 7 pm – Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana
  • Saturday, August 3, 6:30 pm – Dewey Cannon Park, Three Oaks, Michigan 
  • Saturday, August 4, 7 pm – Battell Park, Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Saturday, August 10, 7 pm – Wellfield Botanic Garden, Elkhart, Indiana
  • Sunday, August 11, 6:30 pm (Central Time) –Centennial Park, Munster, Indiana
  • Monday, August 26, 7 pm – ND Main Building, Notre Dame, Indiana

Over the course of one weekend, dozens of actors from throughout the community take to the stage in ShakeScenes at Washington Hall. Two different performances, each offering a series of 10-minute scenes, comprise this free event. Performances are at 2 pm on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at Washington Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

 

Shakespeare has no greater hero than Othello, from which lofty height—no character has further to fall.  Set in Venice and Cyprus, Othello is a moving, sexy and ultimately tragic tale of betrayal and vengeance.  Five actors from London’s greatest stages take on Shakespeare’s heartrending, sexy and ultimately tragic tale of Othello, September 18-20 at Washington Hall.

 

Begun in 2000, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is part of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, a program of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival produces professional productions of William Shakespeare’s plays that involve Equity actors and world-class directors and designers.

 

Tickets for the entire festival will go on sale April 26, 2013 at Noon at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket office, by phone at 574-631-2800, and on the web at shakespeare.nd.edu.

 

Chuck Gessert

Audience Development Manager

Shakespeare at Notre Dame

230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Notre Dame, IN  46556

574-631-3777

shakespeare.nd.edu

http://blogs.nd.edu/shakespeare/

 

Call for Participation: ISE English-Language Performances

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0142  Thursday, 4 April 2013

From:        Alexander Huang <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Monday, April 1, 2013 11:54 PM

Subject:     Call for Participation: ISE English-Language Performances

 

 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION! 

 

Internet Shakespeare Editions: English-Language Performances

Digital Shakespeare on Stage

 

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Theater/

 

Help us create an enduring digital monument to Shakespeare and the artists who keep his works alive today. Spread the word about your own work around the world.

 

-- An Invitation -- 

 

Would you like to enjoy some free publicity on a website visited by hundreds of thousands each month? Join the ISE to enter information about your upcoming shows directly into our database.

  • Once in our database, your productions will appear on our Shakespeare Calendar, a section of the site where visitors search for productions near and far.
  • As the opening date approaches, your production will be featured in the “Shakespeare on Stage” column on every page of our desktop site.
  • Your production will appear in a pull-down menu on the ISE Chronicle.  Your patrons will be able to select your production and enter their reviews.

The performance database is a persuasive advertisement for all participants: directors, actors, and designers.  Each entry includes a link to your URL, directing Internet traffic from around the world to your company.  The ISE site mobilizes information in the richly hyperlinked database throughout the site, where students, scholars, and other theater practitioners will see it.

 

How to join our network of participating theaters:

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Our staff will set up a free account giving you access to the database, where you can enter details about your productions—and upload publicity graphics.

 

And there’s a bonus . . . 

 

Starting in April 2013, participating theaters will be able to log in to the main site of the ISE to see an icon that prepares a print-ready view of each page. Directors wanting a reliable text of the Folio, or one of the early Quartos, will be able to select a view that shows a complete play; then print it or copy it from the browser into a word processor for further work. Many of the plays are also available in modern spelling versions.

 

ISE Performance Editor Alexander Huang This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Download the “ISE Performance Digital Shakespeare on the Stage” Flyer here:  pdf  Flyer ISE Performance Archive

 

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