UPDATE: Close Relations: the Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre (Australia) (4/10/06; 9/20/06-9/23/06)
UPDATE - CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline extended to April 10, 2006
CLOSE RELATIONS: THE =91SPACES=92 OF GREEK AND ROMAN THEATRE
An international, multi-disciplinary conference linking theatre and=20
performance studies, archaeology, classical studies and reception=20
September 20-23, 2006 at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Convenors: Prof. Frank Sear, Paul Monaghan, Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Proposals for presentations of 20 or 40 minutes duration, including=20
title and abstract of up to 200 words must be received by April 10,=20
Please send proposals to pmonag_at_unimelb.edu.au
The Conference Focus
This conference examines the =91spaces=92 of Greek and Roman theatre and=20=
the relationships between them.
=91Theatre=92 refers to something that is both a material entity (the=20
performance space or theatre building) and the more fluid activity that=20=
takes place in it, and we are particularly interested in exploring the=20=
relationship between these two aspects in antiquity, over time, and in=20=
the contemporary world.
Confirmed International Guest Speakers
Professor Richard Beacham, King's Visualisation Lab, Kings College,=20
Dr. Dmitry Trubotchkin, State Institute for Arts Studies; Russian=20
Academy for Theatre Arts, Moscow
Prof. Lorna Hardwick, Classical Studies & Reception of Classical Texts
Research Project, Open University, U.K.
Papers of 20 or 40 minutes duration are sought on the following topics:
The physical spaces of Greek and Roman theatre
Current reconstruction work, both physical and virtual, of important=20
sites and the use of such sites in conjunction with live performance=20
for research and teaching purposes.
Ancient performance practice
The relationship between physical and virtual (in the sense of mental)=20=
space in ancient performance, and the way that the physical spaces of=20
Greek and Roman theatre influenced or defined actual performance=20
practice in Athens, Rome and other locations?
What have later cultures (particularly since the Renaissance) done with=20=
these ancient spaces, and what other spaces have they chosen instead to=20=
use for Greek and Roman theatre performances?
Reception in Australia and New Zealand
What are the trends and what is distinctive about the reception of=20
Greek and Roman theatre in Australia and New Zealand? We are looking to=20=
establish an informal network of researchers in this field, and hope=20
that the conference will provide a starting point for this endeavour.
You may choose to present conventional academic papers, performed=20
papers, or performances.
Time for meaningful debate will be structured into the proceedings (we=20=
welcome your suggestions).
A selection of papers will be published in a refereed academic journal=20=
or book after the conference.
Our website : http://www.sca.unimelb.edu.au/close/
Enquiries: Paul Monaghan: pmonag_at_unimelb.edu.au or Frank Sear:=20
Theatre Studies, School of Creative Arts
University of Melbourne
+ 613 / 8344 8289
Co-convenor, Close Relations-The Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre
September 19-23, 2006
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