CFP: [Renaissance] Blackfriars Conference

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Ralph Alan Cohen
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The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia, is holding its
fourth Blackfriars Conference beginning Wednesday 23 October and running
through Sunday 28 October. The Conference features papers on Shakespeare
and performance with keynote presentations by Russ McDonald, Roslyn
Knutson, Stephen Greenblatt, and David Bevington, as well as a special
presentation by the American Shakespeare Center Actors in honor of the work
of Alan Dessen. Paper panels on all aspects of early modern drama from
rhetoric to audiences are in plenary session in the Blackfriars playhouse,
and more than half the papers feature actors from the ASC resident troupe.
 Presenters of papers exceeding their time limit will exit pursued by a
bear. (No kidding.) Conference fee of $300 includes admission to 5 ASC
equity house productions, Romeo and Juliet, Winter’s Tale, Antony and
Cleopatra, Love’s Labors Lost, and Brats of Clarence, by Paul Menzer; a
special program presented by members of REED; workshops on Voice, Rhetoric,
etc.; two comic one act plays; a session led by Don Weingust and Tiffany
Stern on rehearsal practices during the ASC’s Actor’s Renaissance Season;
opening and closing banquets; and a luncheon provided by the City of
Staunton. For more information, contact the conference coordinator, Sarah
Enloe, Or register online at

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