The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0635.  Wednesday, 4 June 1997.

From:           Rosalind King <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 4 Jun 1997 11:15:14 GMT0BST
Subject:        Shakespeare Conference: Globe+RNT, London

I became involved with this at a fairly late stage. It was originally
set up as a 'trade conference' for directors and the decision to open it
out more generally has only just been made, and I was wondering whether
it might be of interest to people on the list. I'm sorry it's such short
notice. The address of the International Theatre Institute should anyone
wish to become a member of it is, (London branch) Goldsmiths College,
Lewisham Way, SE14 6NW, phone 0171 919 72 76, Fax 0171 919 7277,
administrator, Lynne Kendrick.


Directors Guild of Great Britain

International Theatre Institute

A Cross Media International Forum for Shakespeare Practitioners

Presented by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and International
Theatre Institute's Dramatic Theatre Committee and British Centre in
association with Shakespeare's Globe at Middle Temple Hall, Royal
National Theatre, 20th Century Fox and Theatre Museum, London

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 June 1997


Why do we produce Shakespeare in the late 1990's? If we are to keep
doing it, how should we do it? From the cutting edge of fringe theatre
production to the big budget world of feature film, from student talent
of the future to the most established of our profession, this forum aims
to bring together actors, directors. academics and students from
theatre. film. television and audio work through debates, discussions
work demos, performances and screenings. It will be an opportunity to
examine developments in the production and popularity of Shakespeare in
all media and in a variety of languages and cultures.

Those planning to participate include Augusto Boal, Michael Bogdanov,
Bill Bryden, Kathryn Hunter, Brigid Larmour, Charles Marowitz, Adrian
Noble, Trevor Nunn, Mark Rylance, Fiona Shaw and Jenny Tiramani and we
await confirmation a wide range of Shakespeare specialists in all media
from the UK and around the globe.

The Forum kicks off with a glittering Gala DGGB Banquet hosted by
Richard Wilson OBE which will culminate in the presentation by Natasha
Richardson of the DGGB Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned theatre
and television director Sir Richard Eyre Those who have already
confirmed that they will attend include Brenda Blethyn, Augusto Boal,
Jim Broadbent, Eleanor Bron, Simon Callow, Sinead Cusack, Sorcha Cusack,
Frances de la Tour, Lindsay Duncan, Sheila Gish, Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy
Irons, Dennis Lawson, Robert Lindsay, Charles Marowitz, Julia McKenzie,
Pamela Miles, Liam Neeson, Richard Pasco, Michael Pennington, Tim
Pigott-Smith, Alan Rickman, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Rylance, Prunella
Scales, Simon Shepherd, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Suchet,
Harriet Walter, Timothy West and John Wood.

                                           THE VENUE

The opening banquet will be held at the beautiful Elizabethan Middle
Temple Hall. site of the first performance of Twelfth Night. The forum,
performance and screening on Saturday will be hosted by the Royal
National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and Twentieth Century Fox, and on
Sunday we will gather at Covent Garden's Theatre Museum.


Fees cover  all work demos, discussions, debates and social receptions.
Lunch and coffee breaks are also included. There will be a variety of
ticket price options available for performances.

Forum fee #60 for DGGB and  ITI members; #120 for non-members.  It is
cheaper to become a member of either organisation than to pay the full

Tickets to the Gala Banquet are #40 for DGGB and ITI members / #75 for


Programme of Events

This programme is subject to change.

Friday 27 June 1997; 7:00pm - late
Gala Shakespeare Banquet at the Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane,
Off Embankment, LondonEC4. Hosted by Richard Wilson OBE. Natasha
Richardson presents the DGGB Lifetime Achievement Award to Sir Richard

Saturday 28 June 1997
 Coffee at the Royal National Theatre

10:30am- 12:30pm
Framing Shakespeare debate and open discussion at the Royal National
Theatre, featuring top directors of Shakespeare in all media.

12:45pm- 1:45pm
Buffet lunch for delegates at the Royal National Theatre.

 2:30pm - 6:00pm
 Performance of Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe, Bear Gardens, Southwark,
London SEI.

7:00pm -7: 15pm
Drinks at Twentieth Century Fox, Century House, 13-32 Soho Square, Soho,
London Wl.

7: 15pm - 10:00pm
Screening of William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet  at Twentieth
Century Fox.

Sunday 29 June 1997

Coffee at the Theatre Museum, Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Focus Groups: A choice of three sessions o Shakespeare Unplugged -
Director Brigid Larmour of the Royal National Theatre on Shakespeare for
new and young audiences
o Rainbow of Desire - Augusto Boal's approach to Shakespeare
o Authentic Space or Museum Theatre? - Artistic Director Mark Rylance
and Designer Jenny Tiramani on Shakespeare's Globe

12:15pm- 1:45pm
Buffet Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Focus Groups: A choice of three different sessions
o Stage to Screen - Michael Bogdanov and Charles Marowitz on producing
popular Shakespeare in all media
o To Play The King - Fiona Shaw and Kathryn Hunter on cross gender
o Across Boundaries - Rosalind King, Patrick Guinand, Ola B. Johannessen
and Freider Weber on what makes Shakespeare: poetry, story, structure?
What is left when changes are made across media, languages and cultures?

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Closing remarks by Michael Bogdanov.

4 00pm - 5:00pm
Optional tour of Theatre Museum and demonstration of their Video Archive
as Shakespeare education material.


Registration Form

FRAMING SHAKESPEARE,  27 - 29 June 1997

Name _

Address _

Phone                                  Fax_

Production Company (if applicable) _

Area of Work

Are you a DGGB or ITI Member?

Will you attend the DGGB Gala Banquet?

Please tick if you require a vegetarian meal

How many Gala Banquet tickets will you require? Tickets are f40 per head
for DGGB and lTI members plus one guest at  #40 rate. Tickets are  #75
per headfor non-members. Ticket price includes a three course meal and
some drinks. There will also be a cash bar available.

Will you attend the Framing Shakespeare Forum? Forum fees are  #60for
DGGB and ITI members / #120 for non-members.

Delegates registering after 30 May will need to book directly with
Shakespeares Globe for the Saturday matinee performance of Henry V.
Please mention that you are a part of the Directors Guild party. The box
office telephone number is 0171 401 9919.

Please send this form and a cheque covering gala tickets and conference
fees to the address below. Cheques should be payable to Directors Guild
of Great Britain.

Please return form and payment to:

Directors Guild of Great Britain
15 - 19 Great Titchfield St, London W1P 7FB

fax   0171 436 8646
telephone 0171 436 8626

The Corporate Team in association with the Directors Guild and
International Theatre Institute has arranged special discounted rates at
selected hotels for those attending the Forum .
For more information call The Corporate Team on + 44 (0)171 592 7216
The Corporate Team, British Hotel Reservation Centre, 13 Grosvenor
Garden~, London SWlW OBD
Rosalind King
School of English and Drama
Queen Mary and Westfield College
University of London

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