Shakespeare and the Queen's Men
From October 26-29, 2006, scholars and theatre artists will gather at Victoria College, University of Toronto, to combine research and practical expertise in our international conference on Shakespeare and the theatre of his times.
The conference will feature keynote addresses by Roslyn Knutson (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Tiffany Stern (Oxford University) and Martin White (Bristol University). The addresses will be followed by thematically organized seminars on the Queen's Men and their theatrical contemporaries, including questions of repertory, acting styles, and touring, and ensemble and casting issues.
Participants will have the rare opportunity to see three Queen's Men plays (King Leir, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, and The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth) in different venues in Toronto and Hamilton reflecting the range of playing spaces available to Elizabethan touring companies.
Conference proceedings will conclude with a round-table discussion of the Shakespeare and the Queen's Men experimental performances.
Visit the conference website: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~reed/QueensMen/about.html