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Open Air Theatre Festival in Cardiff: Shakespeare, 21-30, July

July 18, 2016



Everyman Theatre is back in Cardiff for the Open Air Festival.

Their Shakespeare productions include:

Richard II, 24th, July, 2016

Everyman Youth Theatre are delighted to return to the Open Air Theatre Festival this summer to perform Shakespeare’s historical play, Richard II. Running time is approximately 90 minutes including an interval.

Romeo and Juliet, 21-30th, July, 2016

Everyman Theatre are delighted to welcome directors Mark Modzelewski and Jack Paterson to our Open Air Theatre Festival and the depiction of Shakespeare’s classic tale of “star-cross’d lovers”, forbidden love and blind passion is a tale of firsts.  Swept away in their first love, teenagers Romeo and Juliet irresistibly drawn to each other, fall in love and marry in secret as their families’ long standing feud comes to a head.  When you are passionately in love, nothing else matters – not even life itself.  Defying the hatred and violence surrounding them, they dare to believe they can, and must, be together.

In modern Verona, violence erupts between the Montagues and Capulets with tragic consequences.  With the death of their children, the citizens come together and through song, movements and story examine how they came to such tragedy.

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CFP Shakespeare Inside-out: Depth/Surface/Meaning

March 10, 2011

5th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference



On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the BSA Events Committee, we are delighted to announce that the 5th Biennial British Shakespeare Association conference will take place at Lancaster University on 24th-26th February 2012. Building on the success of our previous conferences at King’s College, Warwick, Newcastle and De Monfort, this conference will provide an opportunity for Shakespeareans from a variety of backgrounds to come together and discuss their work. By moving the conference date to February, we are also able to celebrate the BSA’s 10th birthday. We very much look forward to working with Professor Alison Findlay and her team at the University of Lancaster on this major event for the British Shakespeare Association.


The title of the conference is Shakespeare Inside-out: Depth/Surface/Meaning. Shakespeare’s texts produce meaning by turning insides out. We are drawn into the plays and poems from the outside through surfaces: books, screens, words, objects, costumes, the surfaces of actors’ faces and bodies, retellings or adaptations, teaching spaces and theatres, and via our experiences of immediate effects like music, laughter, tears, movement. The texts, meanwhile, turn deep human questions, emotions, subjectivities outwards by projecting them as words and performance. This conference will ask how the relationship between surface and depth operates in Shakespeare’s work. How does it function in different types of performance practice from live theatre to film? In the traces of the past that have come down to us? And in our practices as teachers and critics? The conference will explore ‘the deep value of surfaces’ (Shusterman), the dynamic relationship between surface and depth across a range of practices: reading, watching, editing, teaching, performing.

The conference programme includes lectures, workshops, seminars and performances of Much Ado About Nothing at Lancaster Castle (and Love’s Labours’ Lost by Northern Broadsides). Speakers include Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides), Professor Jean E. Howard (Columbia University); and Professor R. S. White (Centre for Excellence for the Study of History of the Emotions, University of Western Australia).

Proposals for panels, papers, workshops or presentations on any aspect of the topic are welcomed from across the membership of the BSA by 1 October 2011 and can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
How do rituals and ceremonies in Shakespeare work as superficial orderings of emotion and violence?

Do Shakespeare’s texts offer ‘deeper’ rewritings of source texts or do the inter-textual relationships themselves deserve more in-depth study than they have received to date?

How do adaptations or retellings of Shakespeare act as gateways to and from the texts?

Does music in Shakespearean performances add depth or is it the ‘icing on the cake’?

How much deeper can we dig behind the fairly sparse documentation of early modern theatre practices – playing and watching?

Does learning about Shakespeare happen on an immediately-measurable level or at more intangible cognitive, affective and spiritual levels or both at once?

Is it possible (or even desirable) to quantify what goes on as the result of a performance, a film, a teaching session?


View the BSA website here.


Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation

October 7, 2010

Shakespeare Sources & Adaptation Conference 

 The British Shakespeare Association is holding its next biennial conference at the University of Cambridge, 9-11 September 2011. The conference aims to bring together academics, theatre and film practitioners and teachers on the subject of Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation. Speakers and sessions already confirmed include Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Rosen, Professor Helen Cooper, the RSC new writing department and Theatre Royal Bury. Proposals for academic papers and practical and educational workshops are invited on various aspects on the topic of Shakespeare:

Sources and Adaptation, including:

• Beyond Shakespeare Adaptation

• Shakespeare for children and young people

• Shakespeare’s Classical sources

• Shakespeare’s Historical sources

• Shakespeare in Art

• Shakespeare in Music

• Shakespeare on film and television

• Foreign language adaptations of Shakespeare

• Shakespeare’s influence on contemporary playwrights

• Shakespeare in 20th and 21st century fiction

Proposals should be sent by 1 December 2010

Proposals for academic papers: Gabriel Egan, Proposals for practical workshops: Abigail Rokison, Proposals for educational workshops: James Stredder,

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