Announcements

Book Announcement: Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.270  Monday, 15 August 2016

 

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

Date:         August 15, 2016 at 6:57:26 AM EDT

Subject:    Book Announcement: Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

 

I am a lecturer in Acting at The Guildford School of Acting in the University of Surrey. This email is to let you know about my new book Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice, the latest edition to Palgrave’s series Shakespeare in Practice. 

 

Darren Tunstall

 

 

Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

By Darren Tunstall

 

When actors perform Shakespeare, what do they do with their bodies? How do they display to the audience what is hidden in the imagination?

 

This is a history of Shakespearean performance as seen through the actor's body. Tunstall draws upon social, cognitive and moral psychology to reveal how performers from Sarah Siddons to Ian McKellen have used the language of gesture to reflect the minds of their characters.

 

This provocative and original contribution will appeal to anyone interested in Shakespeare, theatre history, psychology or body language.

 

ISBN: 9780230276420

Formats: Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover 

Publication Date: September 2016

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: Shakespeare in Practice

 

 

 

Call for Papers: The International Sidney Society

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.265  Wednesday, 10 August 2016

 

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

Date:         August 9, 2016 at 2:00:18 PM EDT

Subject:    Call for Papers: The International Sidney Society

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

The International Sidney Society is sponsoring two sessions at Kalamazoo in 2017, as described below. Please send abstracts of 250 words along with the participant information form required by the Congress to Nandra Perry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Way Out: Sidneian Endings and Exits

This session invites attention to techniques and problems of closure in writings produced or inspired by the authors of the Sidney Circle, broadly construed.  In addition to the obvious exit of death, we welcome papers that consider the Sidneian sense (or nonsense) of an ending as it relates to poetics, narrative, biography, correspondence, and editorial practice.

 

The Sidneys and the Sister Arts

 This session seeks to recover the relationship of Sidneian texts to the visual and musical cultures within which they originated and circulated.  How did emergent discourses of visual and musical “making” influence Sidneian poetics?  What is the role of art and music within the works themselves? What is the Sidney legacy to art, book illustration, music, and musical theater?  We invite papers on all authors and texts inspired by the literary legacy of Philip and Mary Sidney and welcome a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives,     

 

Submission deadline: September 15, 2016

Participant Information Form (due by September 15)https://wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u434/2016/medieval-pif-2017.pdf

ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.253  Friday, 2 July 2016

 

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

Date:         July 27, 2016 at 5:27:20 PM EDT

Subject:    The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy

 

Below is the Call for Papers for The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence, "The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture" (Florence, 7 April 2017; Abstract submission deadline 31 October 2016).

 

http://www.maldura.unipd.it/iasems/docs/SGC%202017%20CFP_final.docx

_______

Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference

 

THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE

 

Florence, 7 April 2017

 

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. 

 

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”) 

 

Throughout history the question of what a lie is and whether it is wrong to lie has been the subject of a lively debate among Western philosophers and theologians. In antiquity, lying has been often stigmatized and condemned on religious, moral and legal bases: it is a sin, a transgression, a criminal offense and therefore intrinsically wrong and morally reprehensible. Contrary to this absolutist position, held by philosophers such as Augustine and Kant, the utilitarian perspective, put forth by Bentham and Mill in the nineteenth century and expanded by J.L. Austin in the twentieth century, proposes that the concept of lying and its moral implications are context dependent and defined by social conventions. 

 

The aim of the conference is to explore lying and related concepts such as falsehood, deceit, disguise, dissimulation, counterfeiting, the role they have and the values they entail in early modern culture. Discussions on lying also imply a range of other issues and questions concerning truth, its attainability and the meaning of its attainment; and notions of trust, faith, belief. During the conference we want to reflect on these topics and also explore creative ways of eluding the prohibition of lying through linguistic and rhetorical strategies such as, for instance, equivocation and amphibology.

 

We welcome contributions addressing (but not necessarily restricted to) the following topics:

 

•    The confession and condemnation of lies

•    Justifications for lying

•    Lying to enemies, liars

•    Lies protecting family, friends and the public good

•    White lies 

•    Dissimulation of religious belief and unbelief

•    Counterfeiting and propaganda 

•    The use of dissimulation in politics

•    Truth and falsehood in early modern news

•    Metatheatre and embedded plays

•    Disguise on early modern stage and in prose fiction

•    Literary dissimulation and its linguistic implication

 

Candidates are invited to send a description of their proposed contribution according to the following guidelines: 

 

Please provide name, institution, contact info, title and a short abstract of the proposed contribution (300 words for a 20-minute paper), including a short bibliography.

 

Abstracts are to be submitted by 31 October 2016 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All proposals will be blind-vetted. The list of selected papers will be available by 30 November 2016.

 

Each contribution is to last no longer than 20 minutes and is to be presented in English; candidates whose first language is not English are kindly asked to have their paper revised by a native speaker.

Participants will be asked to present a final draft of the paper two weeks before the Conference. 

 

SELECTED SPEAKERS WHO ARE IASEMS MEMBERS CAN APPLY FOR A SMALL GRANT. PLEASE CONTACT ALESSANDRA PETRINA AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LAURA TOSI AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME IASEMS MEMBERS IS AVAILABLE HERE: 

 

HTTP://WWW.MALDURA.UNIPD.IT/IASEMS/IASEMS_REGISTRATION.HTML

 

Download the Conference CFP in pdf Format:  pdf IASEMS Grad Conference (125 KB)

 

 

 

Kingston Shakespeare Conference: Garrick’s Temple, Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.248  Wednesday, 27 July 2016

 

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

Date:         July 26, 2016 at 3:22:26 PM EDT

Subject:    Kingston Shakespeare Conference: Garrick’s Temple, Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

 

Please circulate? 

 

https://kingstonshakespeareseminar.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/shakespeare-and-the-enlightenment-shakespeare-at-garricks-temple-sept-3/

 

Kingston Shakespeare is proud to announce a collaboration with Garrick’s Temple at Hampton in organising Shakespeare and philosophy events. It was David Garrick’s dream to host Enlightenment luminaries, like Voltaire, at the shrine he built to Shakespeare in 1756.

 

Unlike regular Kingston Shakespeare events, these events at the Temple will have an admittance donation of £10. All the money will be used for the event catering and to support  the Temple. But the event will be nominally free.

 

The first event will be on September 3, 2016 and is entitled ‘Shakespeare and the Enlightenment’. Confirmed speakers are Paul Kottman (New School), Edward Chaney (Southampton Solent), and Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway).

 

Mark your diaries, more information will follow soon. See the event page on Facebook!

 

If you are wanting to talk or present at this event on Shakespeare and on aspects of the Enlightenment, we welcome suggestions for contributions. Please contact Richard Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Best Wishes, 

Paul Hamilton 

PhD University of Birmingham 

 

 

 

Macbeth in Chillicothe

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.247  Wednesday, 27 July 2016

 

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

Date:         July 26, 2016 at 4:38:37 PM EDT

Subject:    Free Professional Production of Macbeth August 14 in Chillicothe

 

The Scioto Society, for 40 years producers of the outstanding outdoor drama Tecumseh! at Sugatloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, (about  35 miles south of Columbus off Route 23), occasionally produces free Shakespeare with support from the Ohio Arts Council.   We’ve missed Tempest this season, but you can still reserve up to five free tickets for Macbeth Sunday August 14 by going to

 

tecumsehdrama.com

 

The best Puck I ever saw in my long life was about 20 years ago at Sugarloaf.  An actress who’d studied gymnastics before cutting her dramatic teeth as props manager the previous year at Tecumseh!  SOMERSAULTED OFF A CLIFF WHILE delivering the line

 

“What fools these mortals be!”

 

That’s true. She landed on her feet. The entire production was also very very good.  It’s a great outdoor theatre, that alone worth the trip.

 

Kezia Vanmeter Sproat

 

 

 

World Shakespeare Congress

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.237  Wednesday, 20 July 2016

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Subject:    World Shakespeare Congress

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

 

Because of on-going complications with my medical condition, to give me more time to recover from all that I have been through, and to heal the wound more, I have decided reluctantly not to attend the World Shakespeare Congress. I have cancelled my housing reservations and my plane ticket, but I still have tickets to the RSC and the Globe Theatre.

 

The RSC tickets have been sent to me, so if you would like one of those, you will need to get to me quickly so I can mail it or them to you. The Globe tickets are in my name and can be picked up at the box office. 

 

My desire is not to see these tickets go to waste, so I am not asking any compensation for them, unless you would care to send me anything you would like to the PayPal giving app on all SHAKSPER.net web pages. This will be first come first serve to be fair to all.

 

Here is the list:

 

RSC Order Details:

 

Order Number: 8620789

Customer: Mr Hardy Cook (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Tickets

Cymbeline: 1 August 2016, 7:15pm Royal Shakespeare Theatre D76 (Stalls) £38.00 (Over 60's Rate) £38.00

 

Hamlet: 2 August 2016, 7:15pm Royal Shakespeare Theatre D13 (Stalls) £34.00 (Over 60's Rate) £34.00

 

The Alchemist: 3 August 2016, 1:30pm Swan Theatre AA29 (Ground) £38.00 (Delegate) £38.00

 

 

The Globe Theatre

 

BOOKING REFERENCE: 3301901

Please quote in any enquiries relating to this booking. 

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Customer Number: 809237

Name: Prof Hardy M Cook

 

Purchase Details: 

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

at Shakespeare's Globe

29 June 2016 at 19:30

Ticket: D35 

BAY H, MIDDLE GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A MIDDLE GALLERY at £45.00

 

The Taming of the Shrew 

at Shakespeare's Globe

05 August 2016 at 19:30

Ticket: A39 

BAY L, LOWER GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A LOWER GALLERY at £45.00

 

Macbeth 

at Shakespeare's Globe

07 August 2016 at 18:30

Ticket: A19 

BAY E, LOWER GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A LOWER GALLERY at £45.00

 

CUSHION VOUCHER

1 X -CUSHION HIRE VOUCHER

at £1.00 each

 

I just spent the past week and a bit with a virus like condition that knocked me out. I have a lot to catch up with and will get to my inbox tomorrow.

 

Best wishes,

 

Hardy

 

World Shakespeare Congress

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.237  Wednesday, 20 July 2016

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Subject:    World Shakespeare Congress

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

 

Because of on-going complications with my medical condition, to give me more time to recover from all that I have been through, and to heal the wound more, I have decided reluctantly not to attend the World Shakespeare Congress. I have cancelled my housing reservations and my plane ticket, but I still have tickets to the RSC and the Globe Theatre.

 

The RSC tickets have been sent to me, so if you would like one of those, you will need to get to me quickly so I can mail it or them to you. The Globe tickets are in my name and can be picked up at the box office. 

 

My desire is not to see these tickets go to waste, so I am not asking any compensation for them, unless you would care to send me anything you would like to the PayPal giving app on all SHAKSPER.net web pages. This will be first come first serve to be fair to all.

 

Here is the list:

 

RSC Order Details:

 

Order Number: 8620789

Customer: Mr Hardy Cook (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Tickets

Cymbeline: 1 August 2016, 7:15pm Royal Shakespeare Theatre D76 (Stalls) £38.00 (Over 60's Rate) £38.00

 

Hamlet: 2 August 2016, 7:15pm Royal Shakespeare Theatre D13 (Stalls) £34.00 (Over 60's Rate) £34.00

 

The Alchemist: 3 August 2016, 1:30pm Swan Theatre AA29 (Ground) £38.00 (Delegate) £38.00

 

 

The Globe Theatre

 

BOOKING REFERENCE: 3301901

Please quote in any enquiries relating to this booking. 

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Customer Number: 809237

Name: Prof Hardy M Cook

 

Purchase Details: 

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

at Shakespeare's Globe

29 June 2016 at 19:30

Ticket: D35 

BAY H, MIDDLE GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A MIDDLE GALLERY at £45.00

 

The Taming of the Shrew 

at Shakespeare's Globe

05 August 2016 at 19:30

Ticket: A39 

BAY L, LOWER GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A LOWER GALLERY at £45.00

 

Macbeth 

at Shakespeare's Globe

07 August 2016 at 18:30

Ticket: A19 

BAY E, LOWER GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A LOWER GALLERY at £45.00

 

CUSHION VOUCHER

1 X -CUSHION HIRE VOUCHER

at £1.00 each

 

I just spent the past week and a bit with a virus like condition that knocked me out. I have a lot to catch up with and will get to my inbox tomorrow.

 

Best wishes,

 

Hardy

 

World Shakespeare Congress

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.237  Wednesday, 20 July 2016

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Subject:    World Shakespeare Congress

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

 

Because of on-going complications with my medical condition, to give me more time to recover from all that I have been through, and to heal the wound more, I have decided reluctantly not to attend the World Shakespeare Congress. I have cancelled my housing reservations and my plane ticket, but I still have tickets to the RSC and the Globe Theatre.

 

The RSC tickets have been sent to me, so if you would like one of those, you will need to get to me quickly so I can mail it or them to you. The Globe tickets are in my name and can be picked up at the box office. 

 

My desire is not to see these tickets go to waste, so I am not asking any compensation for them, unless you would care to send me anything you would like to the PayPal giving app on all SHAKSPER.net web pages. This will be first come first serve to be fair to all.

 

Here is the list:

 

RSC Order Details:

 

Order Number: 8620789

Customer: Mr Hardy Cook (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Tickets

Cymbeline: 1 August 2016, 7:15pm Royal Shakespeare Theatre D76 (Stalls) £38.00 (Over 60's Rate) £38.00

 

Hamlet: 2 August 2016, 7:15pm Royal Shakespeare Theatre D13 (Stalls) £34.00 (Over 60's Rate) £34.00

 

The Alchemist: 3 August 2016, 1:30pm Swan Theatre AA29 (Ground) £38.00 (Delegate) £38.00

 

 

The Globe Theatre

 

BOOKING REFERENCE: 3301901

Please quote in any enquiries relating to this booking. 

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Customer Number: 809237

Name: Prof Hardy M Cook

 

Purchase Details: 

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

at Shakespeare's Globe

29 June 2016 at 19:30

Ticket: D35 

BAY H, MIDDLE GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A MIDDLE GALLERY at £45.00

 

The Taming of the Shrew 

at Shakespeare's Globe

05 August 2016 at 19:30

Ticket: A39 

BAY L, LOWER GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A LOWER GALLERY at £45.00

 

Macbeth 

at Shakespeare's Globe

07 August 2016 at 18:30

Ticket: A19 

BAY E, LOWER GALLERY

1 ticket - Price A LOWER GALLERY at £45.00

 

CUSHION VOUCHER

1 X -CUSHION HIRE VOUCHER

at £1.00 each

 

I just spent the past week and a bit with a virus like condition that knocked me out. I have a lot to catch up with and will get to my inbox tomorrow.

 

Best wishes,

 

Hardy

 

Actors From The London Stage

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.230  Thursday, 7 July 2016

 

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

Date:         June 21, 2016 at 6:29:50 PM EDT

Subject:    5 British actors walk into a Bard...

 

Now in our 41st year, Actors From The London Stage inspires with the power of Shakespeare. Each weeklong residency brings the Bard to life on the stage and in the classroom. Our British casts – veterans of the most respected theatre companies in the world – tour campuses from Maine to Hawaii with their innovative five-hand staging of Shakespeare’s most beloved works.

 

NOW BOOKING 2017 & 2018

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

 

Fall 2016 - Richard III

Spring 2017 - Romeo and Juliet 

Fall 2017 - Measure for Measure

Spring 2018 - The Taming of the Shrew

 

Visiting colleges and universities sized 400 to 40,000, we work with you to create a residency customized to your unique needs and venues. Our team can help you develop a funding strategy, assist in the coordination of on- and off-campus partnerships, and design a residency that perfectly supports your personal, departmental, and institutional priorities.

 

Explore our tour history, marketing resources, and residency guides at the AFTLS WEBSITE.

 

Availability is limited; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request dates, rates, and details.

 

Founded in 1975 by Homer “Murph” Swander and world-renowned actor Sir Patrick Stewart, AFTLS is “an actor-driven tour de force.” Our actors hail from such prestigious UK companies as Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, and the RSC. Uniquely, AFTLS actors not only perform a full-length Shakespearean play, but also visit dozens of classrooms during their weeklong residency.

 

In addition to enlivening theatre and English departments, the AFTLS experience can be tailored to enrich coursework across the academic spectrum. Our dynamic, hands-on approach will heighten each student's intellectual curiosity regardless of discipline. Whether coaching accounting students on successful presentation skills, or instructing law students in the art of persuasion, these workshops promote a campus-wide dialogue inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

Early Bird Registration for the British Shakespeare Association Conference

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.229  Thursday, 7 July 2016

 

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

Date:         June 17, 2016 at 11:02:27 AM EDT

Subject:    Early Bird Registration for the British Shakespeare Association Conference closes soon

 

Dear all,

 

This is a reminder that Early Bird registration for the BSA biennial conference in Hull closes at the end of this month. After July 1st, registration prices will increase from £180 to £200 for full price registration (£90 to £100 for concessions). All speakers must be registered in advance. If you have questions, please email the conference team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can access registration at the conference website.

 

Please note that all registrants must be members of the British Shakespeare Association in good standing. If you need to renew your membership, please do so first on the BSA website. If you think you have already paid for this year but need to check your membership number or status, please get in touch with the membership officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Please remember to leave sufficient time between renewing your membership and registering for the conference. The membership officer will endeavour to respond to all messages as quickly as possible, but membership renewal is not instantaneous.

 

Kind regards,

Peter Kirwan

BSA Membership Officer

 

 

 

Speaking of Shakespeare with Peter Holland

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.228  Thursday, 7 July 2016

 

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

Date:         June 14, 2016 at 2:46:29 PM EDT

Subject:    Speaking of Shakespeare with Peter Holland

 

Speaking of Shakespeare  

With Peter Holland of the

University of Notre Dame 

 

Monday, June 20, at 8 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Admission Free, but Reservations Requested

 

As Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame, Peter Holland oversees a highly regarded Shakespeare festival and helps administer Actors From The London Stage, a touring educational program that has helped transform the teaching of dramatic literature in the United States. Professor Holland is admired around the globe for his work as editor of Shakespeare Survey. He also edits Great Shakespeareans, an eighteen-volume set from Bloomsbury, and co-edits Oxford Shakespeare Topics, an indispensable reference collection with twenty volumes now in print. For years Dr. Holland directed the Shakespeare Institute, a Stratford-based academy under the auspices of the University of Birmingham, and in that capacity he presided over the biennial International Shakespeare Conference. 

 

Dr. Holland's acclaimed scholarly editions of the plays include A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Oxford Shakespeare series and Coriolanus for the Arden Shakespeare's third series. His many book-length titles include The Ornament of Action, Rethinking British Theatre History, and English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s. He has written extensively about Shakespeare in performance, and audiences at London's National Theatre have long enjoyed his lucid program notes for productions under the aegis of artistic director Nicholas Hytner, who studied under Dr. Holland at the University of Cambridge.

 

See www.shakesguild.org/events.html for detail about this and other Shakespeare Guild offerings. And please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to take part in Dr. Holland's wide-ranging conversation with the Guild's john Andrews.   

 

 

 

 

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Make a Gift to SHAKSPER

Consider making a gift to support SHAKSPER.