CFP: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0232  Monday, 11 June 2012

 

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

Date:         June 8, 2012 1:16:01 PM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion

 

This was forwarded to me by a colleague.

 

Cheers,

Nicole Coonradt

University of Denver

 

Subject: CFP 6/30/2012: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion

 

2012 SAMLA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PAPERS November 9-11, 2012 Research Triangle, North Carolina Special Focus: Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile.

 

Panel: Shakespeare and the Memory of a Lost Religion.

 

Recent scholarship has drawn attention to the critical trend of the past dozen years commonly referred to as “the turn to religion in Shakespeare criticism.” An important element of this “turn” has included attempts to uncover the remnants of a forgotten Catholicism in Shakespeare’s oeuvre, e.g., Stephen Greenblatt’s Hamlet in Purgatory (2001) and Eamon Duffy’s “Bare Ruined Choirs: Remembering Catholicism in Shakespeare’s England” (2003). This panel is not intended as a forum for arguments about Shakespeare’s own personal religious predilections, but instead, papers should address the ways in which the Bard employs Catholic motifs in his writings, effectively creating texts of religious memory, a memory that may be defined as historical, critical, nostalgic, a dramatic tool—the list goes on. Special attention can also be given to the conference themes of travel, immigration, and exile as they lend themselves to Shakespeare’s efforts at remembering a lost English Catholicism. By June 30, 2012, please submit abstracts of 300 words to Paul Stapleton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Folger Theatre 2012/13 Season Performances

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0231  Friday, 8 June 2012

 

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

Date:         Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:17 AM

Subject:     Folger Theatre 2012/13 Season Performances

 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

 

Folger Theatre’s 2012/13 season is marked by journeys of every kind—tragic, heroic, and mythic. As an added season highlight, we will host the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Hamlet in September, direct from the London stage.

 

Mark your calendars now and plan ahead to take advantage of our group discounts for one or several of our productions: 

 

HAMLET
By William Shakespeare 

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst

SEPTEMBER 8–22, 2012

 

A raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play, the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius. “A stripped-down Hamlet that is fast, fresh, and lucid” (The Daily Telegraph).

 

Student Matinees: Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 11:30am

 

 

THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS

Stage version by Jean-Claude Carrière and Peter Brook  

Based on the poem by Farid Uddi Attar

Directed by Aaron Posner  

Original music performed by Tom Teasley

OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 25, 2012

 

A theatrical adventure soars in this poignant 12th-century Persian fable about the search for the divine.

 

Student Matinee: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 11:30am

 

 

HENRY V

By William Shakespeare  

Directed by Robert Richmond

JANUARY 22 – MARCH 3, 2013

 

Imagine the thrilling grasp for power by a young king whose ambition reaches beyond his English court to the fields of France.

 

Student Matinees: Thursday, Feb. 7 and Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:30am

 

 

TWELFTH NIGHT

By William Shakespeare  

Directed by Robert Richmond

APRIL 30 – JUNE 9, 2013

 

Cast away on the shores of a distant land, lost lovers and their unruly servants

converge and conspire in this romance-filled comedy.

 

Student Matinees: Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:30am

 

Teachers and group leaders of high school or younger students may reserve tickets for Hamlet student matinees beginning Monday, June 11 at 10:00am. Tickets for other 2012/13 Folger Theatre productions may be reserved beginning Monday, July 30 at 10:00am.

 

Student matinee tickets are $25 each for students and chaperones. The Globe’s HAMLET student matinee tickets are just $35. One chaperone is required for every 10-12 students. A 30-minute question and answer session will follow every regular season student matinee performance.

 

Discounted group tickets are also available to all Folger Theatre performances. The complete schedule for all Folger Theatre productions will soon be available at www.folger.edu/theatre.  

 

If you are a teacher, don’t forget to access our award-winning teaching materials online at www.folger.edu/education before you come. We look forward to welcoming you to the Folger.

 

Sincerely,

Kiersten Dittrich

Group Sales Manager

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202.675.0336

 

2012 Spring Season at the Blackfriars Playhouse Closing

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0230  Friday, 8 June 2012

 

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

Date:         Thursday, June 7, 2012 1:21:12 PM GMT-0400

Subject:     2012 Spring Season at the Blackfriars Playhouse Closing

 

2012 Spring Season CLOSES NEXT WEEKEND

 

The 2011/12 Almost Blasphemy Tour spent six months on the road before they returned to the Blackfriars Playhouse in April.  When the season closes on June 17th, the troupe will have had more than 150 performances of The Winter’s Tale, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now, there are only twelve performances left. Catch them while you still can.

 

The Winter’s Tale (closing June 16) draws you in with a dark and tragic first act, then, after the musical interlude, transports you to pastoral Bohemia, complete with foolery, dancing, singing, and most of all, love. The finale of this roller-coaster ride will leave you believing in miracles.

 

'Tis Pity She's a Whore (closing June 16), John Ford’s re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, leads you deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, incest, and murder.  You will be on the edge of your seat from the preshow music to a final, bloody scene that rivals any blockbuster film.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (closing June 17) invites you down a moonlit path of love, wonder, and magic. You will fall under the spell of the magical fairies, in love with the young runaways, and out of your seat laughing at the rude mechanicals.

 

American Shakespeare Center

10 S. Market St 

Staunton, Virginia 24401

Hamlet Opera

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0229  Friday, 8 June 2012

 

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

Date:         June 7, 2012 11:46:07 AM EDT

Subject:     Hamlet Opera

 

Hamlet, the new opera in five acts by Nancy Van de Vate, will be broadcast internationally by Swiss Radio on June 8, 2012.  American and Canadian listeners should go to www.swissradio.ch for the two-hour and 45-minute program, which will begin at 5:48 pm EDT. 

 

The CDs of the opera are difficult to get in the US at this time but will be available soon from Arkivmusic.com. 

 

This is a fascinating opera, one of the rare examples of an opera being shorter than the play on which it is based (akin to Levy’s Morning Becomes Electra).  It focuses on the most important aspects of the plot, which it enhances with music.  I have listened to the CDs several times, and I hear new and interesting things with each hearing. 

 

For further information about the broadcast, contact S. Kratsch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Regards,

Jeff Dailey

 

CFP: “The Early Modern Reception of Shakespeare in Print and Manuscript”

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0228  Thursday, 7 June 2012

 

From:        Jean-Christophe MAYER <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 7, 2012 4:15:40 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP: “The Early Modern Reception of Shakespeare in Print and Manuscript”

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

This is a call for papers for a seminar entitled “The Early Modern Reception of Shakespeare in Print and Manuscript: The Rise of Shakespearean Cultural Capital?”, which we will be organising at the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) congress in Montpellier, in southern France, next summer, 26-29 June 2013. 

 

The goal of this seminar will be to look into the early formation of the Shakespearean myth—how, in other words, belief in the value of his works and in his significance as a writer was constructed. The eighteenth century is often seen as the moment of the true rise of Shakespearean cultural capital. As a result, the early modern reception of Shakespeare in both print and manuscript has received comparatively little attention. The quantity and quality of the early readerly response to Shakespeare, for instance, remains underestimated, despite the fact that it anticipates and initiates in crucial ways the process of Shakespearean myth-making which we more commonly associate with later centuries.

 

Participants in this seminar will thus be invited to reflect upon the early modern presence of Shakespeare in print and manuscript. 

 

Colleagues interested in book history, manuscript studies, early modern cultural studies, or the symbolic production, circulation and consumption of Shakespeare in the early modern period will be especially welcome to join the seminar.

 

Here is a link to information about the seminars at the conference: <http://dl.dropbox.com/u/66244838/esra_montpellier2012seminars_cfp_def.pdf>. For more general information about ESRA and next summer’s conference, see here: <http://www.um.es/shakespeare/esra/conferences/montpellier.php>.

 

If you are interested, please submit an abstract (200-300 words) and a brief bio (150 words) by 1 October 2012 to the convenors: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> and <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

 

Best wishes,

Lukas Erne & Jean-Christophe Mayer

 

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