UPDATE: Renaissance Drama in Action (4/30/06; 11/8/06-11/12/06)
Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal for the study of renaissance drama in
performance, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is pleased
formally to announce open registration for the RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN
The conference, to be held November 8-12, 2006 on the University of
Toronto campus, will feature keynote presentations by Ralph Alan Cohen
(Mary Baldwin College and the American Shakespeare Center), Helen
Ostovich (McMaster University), and Paul Yachnin (McGill University).
It will conclude with a fully staged theatrical production of Ben
Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour.
RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION will give scholars interested in performance
an opportunity to grapple with the practical realities of moving from
the page to the stage. Conference participants will sign up for a
rehearsal-and-performance workshop. Each workshop will focus on a
single scene from a play, one which exemplifies particular problems,
challenges, and/or rewards involved in staging renaissance drama.
Workshop leaders will communicate with workshop participants well in
advance of the conference to outline a plan for pre-conference research,
and in-conference rehearsal and presentation. Each workshop presentation
will be followed by seminar-style discussion. No acting experience is
expected or required. Please do not send abstracts: there will be no
presentations of scholarly papers outside of the workshops and keynote
The registration deadline is APRIL 30, 2006. For a list of workshop
descriptions and information about registration fees, hotel, etc. please
send email to Jeremy Lopez at RENAISSANCEDRAMAINACTION_at_YAHOO.COM.
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