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CFP: Authorship Studies in Early Modern Drama and Literature

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0443  Friday, 14 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 14, 2018 at 10:01:48 AM EST

Subject:    Call for Papers: ‘Authorship Studies in Early Modern Drama and Literature’ 

 

Dear SHAKSPERians,

 

Please see the CFP below. All interested SHAKSPERians are encouraged to submit abstracts.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews (2020)

 

I am pleased to announce that I will be guest editor for a special issue of American Notes and Queries (scheduled to be published in 2020) titled: ‘Authorship Studies in Early Modern Drama and Literature’. 

 

The issue will address authorship during the early modern period, including, but not limited to, the works of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan and Jacobean contemporary writers; canonicity; attribution studies; evaluating and/or introducing methodologies for discriminating writers; the current state of authorship studies; digital innovations and textual analyses of plays, poems, and other genres; corpus linguistics; co-authorship; as well as reviews of books concerning authorship, attribution, canonicity, and textual studies written within the last five years. 

 

 

Main deadlines:

 

1 April 2019:

Please send an abstract of up to 250 words and a working title to the guest editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

 

31 May 2019:

Notification of acceptance.

 

1 August 2019:

Submission of articles and reviews for the special issue to the journal: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/anq

 

Please note that articles must comply with the editorial norms and must not exceed 7,000 words. Book reviews must not exceed 1000 words. All articles are published in English. Please be so kind as to have your paper revised by a native speaker. 

 

Darren Freebury-Jones

Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies (International – USA)

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Henley Street

Stratford-upon-Avon

 

 

 

The Shakespeare Box

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0442  Friday, 14 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 13, 2018 at 11:38:11 AM EST

Subject:    'The Shakespeare Box'

 

The current issue of The Ben Jonson Journal has, as its featured article, my piece on “Mr Shuckspr’se Box” (https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/pdfplus/10.3366/bjj.2018.0230) which has been kindly reviewed here (https://euppublishingblog.com/2018/10/15/mysterious-shakespeare-box/) and by several other panjandrums, including Neil MacGregor (‘fascinating’) and Stephen Greenblatt (‘marvellous’). The doyen (I believe) of Italian Shakespearians, Fausto Cercignani, has been kind enough to weigh in - although he thinks it reads ‘Mr Shackspr’ rather than ‘Mr Shuckspr’ - which may well appeal to you, in particular, given the name of your site!

 

[Editor’s Note: SHAKSPER is spelled the way it is because when it was founded only eight characters were allowed in a name. It has remained that way for the past close to thirty years. -Hardy]

 

It’s an interesting Tudor artefact, to say the least, and I’m (slowly) putting together a blog (www.theshakespearebox.com password: palimpsest - all lower case) to fill out various other aspects of the story of the box and its ‘interrogation’ (there’s lots, and many more high resolution photographs, even unto microphotography).

 

I’m very much of the view that ‘the wisdom of the crowd’ might have some useful things to add to the enquiry - my own thoughts have been somewhat haphazard and fitful: for instance, I only realised after the last time I saw the box (with Eve McLaughlin) that the reverse of the lockplate is caked in (centuries of?) grime, and wondered whether, if either of these theatrical giants did have a hand in it, there might be a further ‘reveal’? 

 

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the piece, and attach some (slightly higher) resolution photos for your amusement. I find the ‘W’ rather evocative, and somehow slightly festive, as I imagine the son of a glover and whittiwer personally punching the metal and send it in that spirit!

 

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Links to Additional Photos:

 

High resolution photos of the box and its inscriptions here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fh69h15j7vy8e7d/AACJP7pK2AcVDMip-pE8NGx8a?dl=0 as well as infra-red of the “Shuckspr” writing inside https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1a0p68j78p43h5l/AADGFJfQJrvusx3h7lmEUzw6a?dl=0 and some rather beautiful microphotography https://www.dropbox.com/sh/axrcyky07i9vblw/AADoX8yU-RxRecQypGjtTON5a?dl=0 That’s before one gets on to Ben Jonson signature comparison! 

 

With best regards,

John 

 

 

 

Boycott International Journal of English and Cultural Studies

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0439  Thursday, 13 December 2018

 

From:        John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Subject:     Boycott International Journal of English and Cultural Studies

 

I received an unsolicited invitation to publish in a new journal called the International Journal of English and Cultural Studies. Its web address is http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijecs. I responded with a determined refusal to accept the invitation, because the journal charges US$300 to publish an article. The only scholars who need to pay to publish are those who can least afford to, i.e., those who are earliest in their careers. The fee is exorbitant and exploitative. Please assist in boycotting it.

 

 

 

CFP: 'Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe: Then and Now', ESRA 2019

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0431  Tuesday, 11 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 9, 2018 at 2:14:09 PM EST

Subject:    Call for Papers: 'Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe: Then and Now', ESRA 2019

 

Dear colleagues

 

Following successful seminars on Shakespeare and Central/Eastern Europe in Paris450 and WSC2016, this seminar, (within the 2019 ESRA Conference, 9-12 July in Rome) will study Shakespeare’s appropriation in Eastern and Central Europe, including those countries comprising the former USSR. 

 

The seminar welcomes all disciplinary approaches to the question of adaptation, as well as discussion regarding the fate of Shakespeare’s texts and performances against relevant political and cultural backdrops.  

 

A selection of papers from this seminar and from previous ones are planned for publication by a major UK publishing house. 

 

Please send a short abstract accompanied by a brief bio note no later than 15 December to michelleassay@gmail.com.

 

For more information on the seminar please see: http://esra2019.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Shakespeare-and-Central-Eastern-Europe_Seminar_ESRA2019.pdf

 

With best wishes

Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, 

Hon. Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

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Call for proposals 'Shakespeare and Music' Seminar at ESRA 2019

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0430  Tuesday, 11 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 9, 2018 at 2:06:11 PM EST

Subject:    Call for proposals 'Shakespeare and Music' Seminar at ESRA 2019

 

Dear colleagues

 

The deadline for call for proposals for our ‘Shakespeare and Music’ seminar is approaching fast (15 December). The Conference is taking place 9-12 July in Rome. 

 

We are welcoming papers dealing with all aspects of Shakespeare in music (barious genres and styles) and music in Shakespeare. For more information please see: 

 

http://esra2019.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Shakespeare-and-Music_Seminar_ESRA2019.pdf

 

A selection of the seminar papers will be proposed for publication in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. 

 

Please, send a short abstract and bio to me by the deadline of 15 December, 2018. 

 

Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and/or my colleagues professor David Fanning and Dr. Suddhaseel Sen.

 

With best wishes

Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, 

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Summer Opportunity for Teachers

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0419  Tuesday, 4 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 4, 2018 at 9:56:25 AM EST

Subject:    Summer Opportunity for Teachers

 

Please pass on to your teachers!

 

Good News! The National Endowment for the Humanities, through its Landmarks in American History and Culture Program, will support two week-long workshops celebrating the heritage of the Mississippi Delta. The Most Southern Place on Earth:  Music, Culture and History in the Mississippi Delta will explore the region’s impact on America’s music, foodways, civil rights, literary heritage, and political landscape. Workshops will be offered to thirty six participants each between June 16-22 and July 7-13, 2019. They are open to K-12 teachers, including public, private, and home school, and librarians. Five graduate credit hours may be earned. This will be the 10th year of NEH support for this exciting workshop.

 

Stipends of $1200 are available. Complete information and application materials are available from the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at http://deltacenterdsu.com/mostsouthern/ and additional information is provided by NEH at http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-schools.html.  The Directors of the workshop are Lee Aylward (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..) and Dr. Rolando Herts (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,) the Director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning.

 

Thank you,

Lee Brigham Aylward

Program Associate for Education and Community Outreach

Delta State University

Delta Center for Culture and Learning

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area

International Delta Blues Project

DSU Box 3152

Cleveland, MS 38733

Office:  662-846-4310

Fax:  662-846-4701

 

Visit our website: http://deltacenterforcultureandlearning.com/ 

The Delta Center is on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/TheDeltaCenter 

 

Learn more about the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area: http://www.msdeltaheritage.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDNHA 

 

 

 

 

Portuguese Richard III Files

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0413  Wednesday, 28 November 2018

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Subject:    Portuguese Richard III Files

 

New on the Scholarly Resources: Reference Files section of the SHAKSPER web site: https://shaksper.net/scholarly-resources/reference-files

 

These files on Richard III are in Portuguese – a volunteer to translate them into English would be welcomed. They were submitted by Edson Tadeu Ortolan of the Conservatorio Carlos Gomes – Campinas/Brasil.

 

 

Portuguese Richard 3

 

Edson Tadeu Ortolan from the Conservatorio Carlos Gomes – Campinas/Brasil submitted the following for understanding the world of Shakespeare’s Richard III. All the PDF texts are in Portuguese and may be translated into English. The informal style of the texts is intended for youth audiences: (1) Ricardo 3º e os Lugares (Geography of Richard 3º), (2) Ricardo 3º e a Politica (Political Context of Richard 3º), (3) Ricardo 3º e a Religiao (Religious Context of Richard 3º), (4) Ricardo 3º no Teatro (Richard 3º at the Theatre), and (5) Ricardo 3º e Trivialidades (Other things in Richard 3º). 

 

 

 

NEW EDITION OF KYD: ANNOUNCEMENT AND EDITORIAL VACANCY

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0408  Friday, 23 November 2018

 

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

Date:         November 23, 2018 at 11:18:03 AM EST

Subject:    'Something completely different'

 

NEW EDITION OF KYD: ANNOUNCEMENT AND EDITORIAL VACANCY

 

Brian Vickers is delighted to announce that Boydell and Brewer have agreed to publish The Collected Works of Thomas Kyd (2 volumes) in modern spelling. The editors and their assignments are:

  • Dr Martin Wiggins (Shakespeare Institute), The Spanish Tragedy 
  • Professor Matthew Dimmock (University of Sussex), Soliman and Perseda
  • Dr Domenico Lovascio (Università degli Studi di Genova), The Housholders Philosophie
  • Dr Daniel Starza Smith (King’s College, London), Verses of Praise and Joy; Letters
  • Dr Darren Freebury-Jones (Shakespeare Birthplace), Arden of Faversham
  • Professor Eugene Giddens (Anglia Ruskin University), King Leir
  • Dr Ian Burrows (Cambridge University), Fair Em
  • Professor David Bevington (University of Chicago) and Professor Sir Brian Vickers
  • (School of Advanced Study, London), 1 Henry VI and Edward III

A vacancy exists for Cornelia. Candidates will need a good knowledge of Renaissance French drama, to evaluate Kyd’s translation of Garnier’s Cornélie. Applications toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Announcement: Retrospect Opera

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0399  Monday, 19 November 2018

 

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

Date:         November 18, 2018 at 1:52:00 AM EST

Subject:    Announcement: Retrospect Opera

 

Retrospect Opera (http://www.retrospectopera.org.uk/) is a small, UK-based charity which makes professional recordings of important musical theatre works from Britain’s past, roughly the period 1750-1950. We are currently working on a pioneering recording of the music composed for David Garrick’s great Shakespeare “Jubilee” of 1769, the most talked about cultural event of the British 18th century. The music was subsequently embedded in Garrick’s sensationally popular musical comedy, The Jubilee, premiered the same year. Next year will of course mark the 250th anniversary of these remarkable events, and our release will mark that anniversary. We want to create something that is at once scholarly, with appropriate supporting documentation, and musically and theatrically done to the highest level, capturing how much fun it all was. Charles Dibdin’s music is tuneful and delightful, demonstrating just how much Shakespeare had become part of popular culture.

 

There is more detail about the project here: http://www.retrospectopera.org.uk/DIBDIN/Shakespeare.html We have endorsements from Stephen Greenblatt and Jonathan Bate, and several very distinguished Shakespeareans have made donations. For a full list of supporters see here: http://www.retrospectopera.org.uk/DIBDIN/Shakespeare_Supporters.html

 

Although we are about 80% funded for this, we are very keen to find more supporters, and are hoping (praying!) that individual Shakespeareans who understand the enormous importance of the Garrick Jubilee and recognise the value of reviving and commemorating it will want to help us. The bulk of our funding always does come from individuals, and we have various levels of supporter, as the website explains (basically £25, £50, and £100 categories). All supporters will of course get a copy of the recording and accompanying materials, with all donations of £25 or more being listed on the website and those of £50 or more also being listed in the booklet issued with the CD. Anyone willing to help us can do so from this page: http://www.retrospectopera.org.uk/Donate.html

 

David Chandler

Retrospect Opera

 

 

 

Free: Rockwell Kent-illustrated Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0398  Monday, 19 November 2018

 

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

Date:         November 17, 2018 at 6:48:42 PM EST

Subject:    Free: Rockwell Kent-illustrated Shakespeare

 

Free to good Shakespearean home: the complete Shakespeare illustrated by Rockwell Kent, with the Cambridge/W.A. Wright text, hardcover (no dust jacket), Doubleday 1936. I was shocked to see that this edition can be purchased for $4.84 at Amazon so it’s cheap enough to dismantle to get the illustrations to frame. My copy is free in return for a couple bucks postage. Any takers?

 

Al Magary

SF

 

 

 

 

 

Salutes to the Drama Book Shop and to Actor Dakin Matthews

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0389  Tuesday, 13 November 2018

 

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

Date:         November 12, 2018 at 3:28:46 PM EST

Subject:    Salutes to the Drama Book Shop and to Actor Dakin Matthews

 

Celebrating the Drama Book Shop

 

Monday, November 26

Cash Bar 6:30; Program 7:00 p.m.

The Players

16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Free, but Reservations Requested

 

Founded in 1917, the Drama Book Shop has been on West 40th Street since 2001. It provides a variety of services, among them such facilities as a black-box auditorium, for the actors, directors, producers, playwrights, and stage technicians who work on and off Broadway. From the outset many of the store's employees have been aspiring professionals in the performing arts, and in 2011 its many contributions to America's cultural heritage were recognized with a Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre

 

Not surprisingly, those who’ve benefited from the Shop’s generosity (among them dramatists Eric Bogosian, Moises Kaufman, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynn Nottage, Theresa Rebeck, and J. T. Rogers) have responded with alarm to reports that high rents may soon force it to relocate, if not close. The Guild shares this concern, and we’re joining The Players in an effort to rally support for a venerable institution. We hope you’ll join us, and leading members of the theatre community, for what promises to be a memorable tribute. 

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An Evening with Dakin Matthews

 

Monday, January 28

Program 8:00 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Free, but Reservations Requested

 

To launch our 2019 programming for a Speaking of Shakespeare series that is now in its fourth decade, we’re delighted to welcome Dakin Matthews, a versatile actor, director, producer, drama teacher, and author who’ll be performing in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of To Kill a Mockingbird

 

In 2015 Dakin played Churchill, opposite Helen Mirren’s Queen Elizabeth II, in the Broadway transfer of The Audience. He has also won plaudits in such popular shows as Waitress and The Best Man. In 2003 his script for a Lincoln Center presentation of Henry IV, starring one of his former Juilliard students, Kevin Kline, as Falstaff, won a Drama Desk award. And in 2011 he delighted playgoers at Shakespeare in the Park as Lafew in All’s Well that Ends Well. His dozens of screen credits include key roles in Spielberg’s Lincoln, the Coen brothers’ True Grit, and such TV series as Dallas, Desperate Housewives, House, LA Law, Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and Two and a Half Men

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To reserve, simply respond with a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And for detail about such highlights as the Shakespeare Guild's 2018 Gielgud Award ceremony, with Sir Ian McKellen presenting this year's trophy to Sir Richard Eyre in London's historic Guildhall, visit www.shakesguild.org

 

 

 

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