CATR/ACRT: Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
May 30 - June 2, 2015
One of the greatest single contributions in performance history was that made by the so-called University Wits. The precursors to England's theatrical Renaissance led performance out of a world dominated by bear-baiting and public executions and into a form of complex drama that continues to hold the stage. The contributions of this group of theatre-makers eventually made its way to the professional stage, but it was on university campuses that their work was initiated and grown. They used academic freedom to pursue artistic innovation.