The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0009  Thursday, 9 February 2006

From: 		Holger Schott Syme <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 8 Feb 2006 20:58:11 -0500
Subject: 	UPDATE: CFP: Shakespeare and the Queen's Men (2/15/06; 


Toronto, 27-29 Oct 2006 -- Abstracts deadline: February 15, 2006

This major international conference at the University of Toronto is 
being organized by the SSHRC-funded "Shakespeare and the Queen's Men" 
project in association with Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS). The project, 
a joint venture led by Alexandra Johnston (REED, University of Toronto) 
and Helen Ostovich (McMaster University), aims to recreate the staging 
conditions of a sixteenth-century touring company in order to study and 
test scholarly theories about acting styles and repertory through 
performance practice.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by Roslyn Knutson, Tiffany 
Stern, and Martin White; these will be followed by thematically 
organized seminars on the Queen's Men and their theatrical 
contemporaries, including questions of repertory, acting styles, and 
touring, as well as ensemble and casting issues. Participants will have 
a rare opportunity to see three Queen's Men plays (King Leir, Three 
Ladies of London, and The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth) in 
different venues in Toronto and Hamilton reflecting the range of playing 
spaces available to touring companies. We invite papers dealing with 
theatrical practice in the plays of the Queen's Men and other companies 
of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries or addressing 
theatre-historical questions pertaining to the works of Shakespeare, his 
contemporaries and collaborators, and their borrowings from or 
transformations of theatrical material of the 1580s and 90s.  Related 
concerns might include the social history of playing, the history of 
censorship, provincial and metropolitan conditions of performance, or 
early dramaturgy, including but not limited to questions of staging, 
clowning, extemporization, jigs, etc. Submissions from graduate students 
and theatre practitioners doing work in these fields would be 
particularly welcome.

Proposals of 250 words for papers (maximum length 3000 words) should be 
submitted by February 15, 2006 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (no attachments 
please). For more information on the "Shakespeare and the Queen's Men" 
project, consult 

Chris Hicklin, Jeremy Lopez, Helen Ostovich, and Holger Syme
Program Committee

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