Prof Stanley Wells and Dr Paul Edmondson published a free ebook today Shakespeare Bites Back: Not So Anonymous – partly in reaction to the discussion kicked up by the film Anonymous.
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“After the critical and popular successes of their most recent touring productions – Dangerous Liaisons (2010), She Stoops To Conquer (2009) andThe Importance Of Being Earnest (2008) – we are delighted to announce that Mappa Mundi – one of Wales’ most dynamic and popular theatre companies – return to Shakespeare for the first time since 2005.
Their latest production, which will tour Wales and England in the autumn of 2011, is Shakespeares’s Much Ado About Nothing. Directing this time is Richard Nichols, with Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Costume Designer, Carl Davies Set Designer, Peter Knight Musical Compser, and James Smith as Lighting Designer.
Shakespeare’s popular comedy tells of two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero. Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a “merry war”; they both talk a mile and minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another.
Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. However, Dogberry, a Constable who is a master of malapropisms, discovers—unbeknownst to himself—the evil trickery of the villain Don John.
With a nine strong cast – including Mappa regulars Lynne Seymour, Liam Tobin, Matthew Bulgo and this time welcoming Nicola Reynolds to the line up, this is perfect material for Mappa Mundi’s unmistakable theatrical style.”
The Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University is to speak candidly before a public audience about the links between Shakespeare, Owain Glyndŵr and the future of his university.
A talk by Professor Michael Scott will open the university’s 2011/12 Inaugural and Professorial Lecture Series on Thursday 13 October at 6.15pm.
The event, in the Catrin Finch Centre on Glyndŵr University’s Plas Coch campus in Wrexham, will explore the warmth shown by Shakespeare in his plays towards the people of Wales.
It will trace the visionary path outlined by Owain Glyndŵr, who is mentioned in Shakepeare’s Henry IV Part One, from a 1406 letter to the King of France about universities in Wales to the creation of Glyndŵr University 600 years later.
Event organiser Katie Dutton said: “This year’s professorial lecture series offers the public a unique chance to hear from Glyndŵr University’s Vice-Chancellor sharing his thoughts as chief executive of the university and speaking about his expertise as a Shakespeare scholar.
“Glyndŵr University is dedicated to serving the people of Wrexham and north east Wales and events like this allow us to share the university’ collective knowledge and expertise with the wider public.”
Professor Scott’s lecture is the first of five in the university’s 2011/12 Professorial Lecture series. The events are designed to provide, free of charge, an opportunity for the public to learn more about the university’s research and expertise.
“Fabler Shakespeare Readers is a community arts engagement project devised and facilitated by Adam Timms.
In 2007, a small group of individuals commenced reading the complete works of Shakespeare above a cafe in Canton, Cardiff. In 2008 the group moved to Chapter arts centre, its current home, and the popularity of the group grew enormously. We regularly involved groups of around 20-30 individuals from the local community – theatre-goers, Shakespeare fans, academics, newcomers, actors, directors, writers – all are welcome! In December 2010 we will complete the first cycle of Shakespeare’s sole-authored works, with out reading of The Tempest. 2011 will see the launch of Fabler Theatre Company and our next phase of readings!”
Sunday, October 9th, 2011, 6.30pm, Media Point, Chapter, Cardiff.
(Cost: £3 on the door)
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff
Northern Renaissance Seminar
University of Chester
17th March 2012
Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:
The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;
The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;
How social discourses shape categories and classifications of literary production;
How and why do literary works resist or subvert generic classifications;
How dramatic formulations contribute to the synergy between genre and culture;
The use of genre as an ideological construct;
How genre interacts with other driving forces in the literary/poetic/dramatic work.
Comparative, interdisciplinary, and performance-oriented approaches are welcome. We invite proposals (250 words) for papers addressing these questions, and considering the use or subversions of genre and generic readings in the Renaissance. Please send your proposals or any queries to Anna Mackenzie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for proposals: 31st December 2011.
Conference for PhD and recent PhD researchers from Italian Universities.
This is an interdisciplinary conference and the 2012 edition concentrates on the theme Shakespeare, His Contemporaries and the Notion of Conflict. Contributions are welcomed on the idea of conflict in relation to the literary production and life of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and his contemporaries (playwrights, poets and others). Also welcomed are contributions on the idea of conflict in the historical, political and social context of the times, as long as these are directly related to Shakespeare or a writer contemporary to him. Studies from the perspective of literature, comparative studies, history, art history and theatre history are all welcome.
Candidates are invited to send a description of their proposed contribution according to the following guidelines:
Candidates should send their abstracts by email to email@example.com, or by post to The British Institute of Florence, The Harold Acton Library, Lungarno Guicciardini 9 50125 Firenze, no later than 9 December 2011 (post office stamp accepted as confirming the date).
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