The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0346  Wednesday, 6 June 2007

From: 		Sarah Enloe <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 16 May 2007 13:37:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 	CFP: Blackfriars Conference 2007

Call for papers:  Blackfriars Conference 2007
"The Most Convenient place that I can think of for such a receipt of 
learning is Blackfriars."
--HVIII 2.2.139
The Fourth Meeting of the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars 
Conference takes place October 24-28 2007, Staunton, Virginia, in the 
heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Featuring :

* Keynote addresses by David Bevington, Stephen Greenblatt, Andy Gurr,
   Ros Knutson, and Russ McDonald.
* A presentation by the ASC actors celebrating the work of Alan Dessen
* Four Blackfriars plays: Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost,
   Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter's Tale.

Other Highlights include

* Two new plays by two new playwrights
* Early arrivers party on October 23, at the home of Ralph and Judy
* Opening Banquet hosted by Mary Baldwin College
* Luncheon hosted by the City of Staunton
* Final Banquet at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel

As in previous years, this conference promises something for everyone 
interested in Shakespeare and early modern drama in performance.  In 19 
sessions over 5 days, papers lasting 10-13 minutes each will touch on 
text, acting, production, business, architecture, and many other aspects 
of Early Modern Play Performance.  In addition, attendees may 
participate in up to 10 workshops dealing with performance and/or 
instruction of early modern plays.

Presenters have the option of employing the expertise of the actors in 
ASC's professional stage troupe to demonstrate their points.

Abstracts for both papers and workshops due by June 15th.
Abstracts and Registration available on line at 


* Papers employing ASC actors limited to 13 minutes
* Traditional papers limited to 10 minutes
* All presenters will receive a 2 minute thundersheet warning, any
   presenter exceeding the time limit will exit pursued by a bear.


* Workshops should address an aspect of performance and/or instruction
   of early modern plays
* Workshops limited to 50 minutes

For more information go to www.americanshakespearecenter.com, or contact 
Sarah Enloe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 540-292-3395.

Sarah Enloe
Executive Assistant
M.Litt./MFA Program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance
American Shakespeare Center in Partnership with Mary Baldwin College

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