Archive for April, 2010

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Cardiff Shakespeare reaches 2000 hits

April 30, 2010

Cardiff Shakespeare has now reached over 2000 thousand hits since it was launched in early March this year.

Thank you to all those who have supported with helpful comments and suggestions.

Coming soon…

Improvements to Shakespeare journals page

Cardiff Shakespeare publications

Conference news

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Richard Burton to have Cardiff college theatre named after him

April 30, 2010

BBC NEWS:

A college’s new 160-seat theatre is to be named after actor Richard Burton, the Prince of Wales has confirmed.

The Richard Burton Theatre is currently being built at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff.

The announcement was made at a royal gala at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the college’s 60th anniversary. […]

The theatre, complete with dress circle and teaching gallery, is part of a £22.5m capital development project which began construction in the summer of 2009 and is due for completion in the spring of 2011. […]

Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen on 10 November 1925, the 12th of 13 children. The Jenkins family was working class and Welsh speaking, and his father worked in the mines.

He had a talent for English and Welsh literature at school and was later adopted by his influential schoolmaster Philip Burton.

After serving in the Second World War as an RAF navigator he moved to London to find work as an actor.

His profile rose as he gave one acclaimed stage performance after another and after moving to Hollywood he established himself as a major force while continuing his well received theatre work.

In 1963 Burton starred as Mark Antony in the epic movie Cleopatra opposite Taylor in the title role and on set the two actors, both married to other people, fell in love. READ THE REST OF THE BBC ARTICLE HERE

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Shakespeare’s Spiral

April 29, 2010

Shakespeare’s Spiral: Tracing the Snail in King Lear and Renaissance Painting is now available on Amazon. François-Xavier Gleyzon‘s original PhD was supervised at Lancaster University by Richard Wilson (Cardiff University) and Scott Wilson (who did his postgraduate work at Cardiff University).

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CFP Shakespearean Moments Panel

April 28, 2010

Johann Gregory (Cardiff University) has submitted a CFP for a panel entitled:

Shakespearean Moments: “expectation whirls me round”


The panel will hopefully take place at The Renaissance Society of America conference in 2011 in Montreal.

For more information click here.

To consider Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” speech an audience must think about what the future might have in store. Like many other Shakespearean moments, Hamlet reflects on past experience and ponders what’s to come while seeming to be stuck in a moment.

Besides the character’s expectations, however, the playwright may have had certain expectations of his players and the audience. Similarly, the audience may have expected something from the title of the play, the place where it was being performed, or which company was performing it, for example.

From a publishing point of view, the title pages, author and even printer may have created expectations, too, for a reading audience.

Shakespearean Moments, therefore, include the expectations of authors, actors, theatregoers, readers, editors, critics and publishers.

Please submit proposals to Johann Gregory at gregoryj@cardiff.ac.uk by Tuesday 18th May 2010 with:

Title and abstract (150 words)

Audio Visual Requirements

Institutional Affiliation

A few lines about your work

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MEMORI LECTURE this THURSDAY

April 26, 2010

Cardiff University’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative

The next MEMORI lecture will be on Thursday April 29th. Andrew J. Johnston (Freie Universität Berlin) will be speaking on:

‘The Art of Degeneration: The Classical and the Oriental in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale and Squire’s Tale‘.

5.15pm in room 2.03, Humanities Building

MEMORI is funded by the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

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Shakespeare App Hits 1 Million Mark

April 25, 2010

“The Shakespeare app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch passed the 1 million mark for number of downloads this week. The free Shakespeare app, a cooperative project between Readdle and PlayShakespeare.com, was in the first wave of apps just after Apple® launched the iTunes App Store in August 2008.”

Lots of interesting resources on this website: PlayShakespeare.com

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Henry Vaughan Colloquium

April 24, 2010

Elizabeth Ford, a Shakespeare PhD student at Cardiff University, gave a paper at the Henry Vaughan Colloquium in Brecon today. The Henry Vaughan Colloquium is associated with the annual journal Scintilla, edited by Peter Thomas (Cardiff University).

Visit the new Vaughan Association website.

Who was Henry Vaughan?

Nature Writing in Wales

A Creative & Critical Writing PhD Sketchbook

Dr Charlotte Mathieson

Website of Dr Charlotte Mathieson

Shakespeare Institute Library

Info on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature and other useful library and research stuff.

GEMS

Group for Early Modern Studies

annesophierefskou

Anne Sophie Refskou

We Are Cardiff

A blog about Cardiff, its people, and the alternative arts and cultural scene!

cityawakenings

Cities. Culture. Regeneration. PhD Musings.

Lets pay more tax

Elspeth Jajdelska

Dr Johann Gregory

An Early Career Academic with special expertise in English Literature & emerging expertise in Creative Economy

Dr Alun Withey

Welcome to my blog! I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'. Please enjoy and let me know what you think.

Thinking in Arden

Blog posts, mainly Shakespearean

The 18th-Century Common

A Public Humanities Website for Enthusiasts of 18th-Century Studies

ESTS

The European Society for Textual Scholarship