The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2085  Wednesday, 29 October 2003

From:           Helen Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 28 Oct 2003 16:47:59 -0500
Subject:        Early Theatre 6.2

/Early Theatre/ 6 Special Volume: Performance, Politics, and Culture in
the Southwest of Britain, 1350-1642

/Early Theatre/ 6 is a special volume dedicated to essays on
/Performance, Politics, and Culture in the Southwest of Britain,
1350-1642/, a collection inspired by REED sessions at the Leeds
International Medieval Congress. Contributors examine subjects as varied
as Corpus Christi celebrations; the dramatic interdependence of towns on
the Somerset/ Dorset border; and the relationship between itinerant
performance and topography. They ask us to consider the influence of
puritan reformers on performance; the inter-relation of civic and
ecclesiastical affairs in a cathedral city; and the ways in which social
conflicts find expression in mimetic activity enacted against rural and
urban landscapes. The cultural diversity within the region also emerges,
especially in studies of its two Celtic zones: South Wales and Cornwall.

The December issue, /ET/ 6.2, features the following articles:
'At the End of the Road: An Overview of Southwestern Touring Circuits'
by Sally-Beth MacLean; 'Minstrels, Morris Dancers, and Players: Tracing
the Routes of Travelling Performers in Early Modern Cornwall,' by Gloria
J. Betcher; 'Plays and Performing in Early Modern South Wales', by David
N. Klausner; 'Crossing County Boundaries: Sixteenth-Century Performance
and Celebration in Yeovil, co. Somerset, and Sherborne, co. Dorset', by
Rosalind C. Hays'; and 'Performance, Politics, and Culture in the
Southwest of Britain, 1350-1642: An Historian's Response', by Peter
Fleming, along with a large selection of book reviews. Abstracts of
these articles are available on our Website at

Subscription rates for Volume 6 are $30US/$35CAN for both issues. For
further information on rates, visit our subscriptions page at

Please join us as subscribers and as writers of articles or reviews.

Gloria Betcher
Associate Editor, _Early Theatre_
Secretary/Treasurer, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Dept. of English
Iowa State University
206 Ross Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Helen Ostovich
Editor, EARLY THEATRE / Professor, Dept of English
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4L9
(905)525-9140 x24496  FAX (905)777-8316
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