Sunday, March 29, 2009

Local / Global Shakespeares

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4th British Shakespeare Association Conference
King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe
11-13 September 2009


BSA 2009 is a high-profile, international conference. Its aim is to address the following key issues:

1. the place of Shakespeare in contemporary debates about origin, authenticity and national identities

2. the role of Shakespeare in fostering (or hindering) productive exchanges between communities and cultures

3. the role of Shakespeare in contemporary performance theories and practices

4. the place of Shakespeare in contemporary accounts and uses of the past (past practices – theatrical and textual – and histories about the past)

5. the place of Shakespeare in secondary and tertiary education, in the UK and beyond

6. the place of Shakespeare within cultural and creative industries in present-day London and worldwide

BSA 2009 has a worldwide reach. Confirmed speakers and session leaders come from Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, China, Japan, India, US, Canada, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK.

Keynote speakers include:

Michael Attenborough (Almeida)
Jonathan Bate (University of Warwick)
Rustom Bharucha (Theatre Director and Critic)
Janette Dillon (University of Nottingham)
Greg Doran (RSC)
Dominic Dromgoole (Artistic Director, Shakespeare’s Globe)
Paul Edmondson (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)
Andrew Gurr (University of Reading)
Edward Hall (Artistic Director, Propeller)
Margaret Jane Kidnie (University of Western Ontario)
Sonia Massai (King’s College London)
Russ McDonald (Goldsmiths)
Gordon McMullan (King’s College London)
Jonathon Neelands (Drama & Theatre Education, University of Warwick)
Helen Nicholson (Drama & Theatre Education, Royal Holloway)
Patrick Spottiswoode (Globe Education)
Ann Thompson (King’s College London)
Stanley Wells (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)
Robert Weimann

Registration is now open.

To register, please follow the link below:

Call for Papers

Paper proposals for eleven seminars can be submitted to the seminar leaders by following the link below:


There are places available for two workshops. For further details, please follow the link below:

For further details about this event, please contact:

Dr Sonia Massai (Reader in Shakespeare Studies, King’s College London) at


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