Friday, August 11, 2006

Renaissance Drama in Action

8-12 November 2006
University of Toronto

Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal for the study of renaissance drama in performance, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is pleased to announce the RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION conference, to be held November 8-12, 2006 on the University of Toronto campus.

RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION will give scholars interested in performance an opportunity to grapple with the practical realities of moving from the page to the stage. Conference participants will sign up for a rehearsal-and-performance workshop. Each workshop will focus on a single scene from a play, one which exemplifies particular problems, challenges, and/or rewards involved in staging renaissance drama. Workshop leaders will communicate with workshop participants well in advance of the conference to outline a plan for pre-conference research, and in-conference rehearsal and presentation. Each workshop presentation will be followed by seminar-style discussion. No acting experience is expected or required. Please do not send abstracts: there will be no presentations of scholarly papers outside of the workshops and keynote speeches.

The conference will also feature keynote presentations by Ralph Alan Cohen (Mary Baldwin College and the American Shakespeare Center), Helen Ostovich (McMaster University), and Paul Yachnin (McGill University). It will conclude with a fully staged theatrical production of Ben Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour.
For additional information, please contact Prof. Jeremy Lopez:
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