UPDATE: Close Relations: the Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre (Australia) (4/10/06; 9/20/06-9/23/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Monaghan
contact email: 
pmonag@unimelb.edu.au

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
studies

www.sca.unimelb.edu.au/close

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
2006

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
London

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?

Reception Studies
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.

Presentation Formats
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).

Publication
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
fsear_at_unimelb.edu.au

Paul Monaghan
Lecturer
Theatre Studies, School of Creative Arts
University of Melbourne

pmonag_at_unimelb.edu.au
+ 613 / 8344 8289

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Co-convenor, Close Relations-The Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre
September 19-23, 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW ACTIVE
http://www.sca.unimelb.edu.au/close/

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Co-convenor, Dramaturgies project
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