Posts Tagged ‘Performance’

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CFP – On Page and Stage: Shakespeare, 1590-1890

July 14, 2012

The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies – Bangor-Aberystwyth, the British Shakespeare Association and the School of English, Bangor University, are pleased to announce

On Page and Stage: Shakespeare,  1590-1890

8th December 2012 – a one-day conference at Bangor University

Conference Organisers: Stephen Colclough & Andrew Hiscock

Guest Speaker: Professor Andrew Gurr (Reading University)

Shakespeare editor and author of Playgoing in Shakespeare’s London

This one-day conference focuses upon performances, interpretations and publications of Shakespeare in the pre-modern period in the UK and beyond. It is envisaged that delegates will be addressing this subject from a number of disciplinary perspectives and presentations on the following subjects would be particularly welcome:

  • Shakespearean Performances 1590-1890s and Performance Reportage
  • Shakespearean Theatre History 1590-1890
  • World Shakespeares 1590-1890
  • Critical Responses to Shakespeare 1590-1890: e.g. journalism, diaries, correspondence
  • Reading Shakespeare 1590-1890: e.g. criticism, education, annotated editions
  • Material Shakespeare 1590-1890: mise-en-scène and mise-en-page
  • Shakespeare as Political Icon 1590-1890

These and other related subjects will be considered for presentation at this conference. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to the conference organising committee at shakespeare@bangor.ac.uk no later than Friday 12th October 2012.

All abstracts should include the proposer’s name, title, mailing address, email address, institutional affiliation, student/employed status.

Download Conference Poster Here: Shakespeare 1590-1890

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Performance in Place of War @ Cardiff University

November 30, 2011

Beacon for Wales Lunchtime Seminar:

Performance in Place of War – engaging locally and internationally

 Professor James Thompson, Professor of Applied Theatre and Associate Dean for External Relations, University of Manchester

 Thursday 8th December, 12.30pm – 1.30pm,

Glamorgan Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

In Place of War was awarded the THE ‘Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award’ 2010 and has now been developing and supporting theatre and arts programmes in sites of armed conflict since 2004. It started as a research project funded by the AHRC, and has subsequently developed online resources and publications, organised seminars and conferences, and developed practical arts projects in both the UK and abroad. In the last three years it has developed an artists network that has involved practitioners from DR Congo, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka and South Sudan. In the summer of 2011 it ran the first ever theatre conference in the eastern DR Congo town of Goma.

Professor Thompson will present the project, giving examples of different arts programmes, the varying activities of the network of artists and how it has sought to engage with both academic and non-academic audiences. One of the principles of In Place of War has been to explore how its work can relate to groups internationally and locally – and James will discuss the relation between Manchester-based activities and work that has been focused overseas. Performances by refugees within the University to family audiences will be compared to programmes for refugees in Sudan and DR Congo. In Place of War hopes to be a positive example of how arts and humanities researchers can develop projects that interact with diverse communities beyond the University.

For further information:  http://www.inplaceofwar.net/

This seminar is free to attend

James Thompson is Professor of Applied Theatre and Associate Dean for External Relations at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester. He is director of the In Place of War project – a research and practice-based initiative that works with artists who live and work in war zones. He has published widely in the field of Applied Theatre, including with colleagues ‘Performance In Place of War’ (Seagull/University of Chicago) and ‘Performance Affects’ (Palgrave). His current position involves developing the public engagement, outreach and social responsibility programmes for the University’s Faculty of Humanities

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Historicizing Performance in the Early Modern Period

May 18, 2011

The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester

 

Plenary Speakers: 

Professor Julie Sanders (Nottingham)

Professor Tiffany Stern (Oxford)

This one-day academic conference aims to bring together scholars working on all aspects of performance in the early modern period (taken broadly to include the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries). We intend to interrogate what performance and its related terminologies and practices might have meant to early modern readers, playgoers, and congregations; how performance shaped and/or undermined distinctions between private/public bodies and selves. Although drama is an essential point of reference for this discussion, we encourage that “historicizing performance” be taken as broadly as possible. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

– Plays and play-going

– Music and singing

– Public spectacles, ceremonies and architecture

 – Ritual, devotional expression, spirituality / the sermon as performance

 – Autobiography and Performative Texts

 – Performing gender/ sexuality/ the domestic

 – Performance and the performative in theory

Please email abstracts (400 words max.) for a 20 minute paper to Michael Durrant and Naya Tsentourou at: Historicizing.Performance@manchester.ac.uk

Deadline for abstracts: September 23th, 2011

Notifications of acceptance to be sent out by October 14th, 2011

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