CFP: [Theatre] The Georgian Playhouse and Its Continental Counterparts, 1750-1850

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Vanessa Rogers
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60th Anniversary International Conference:
and its Continental Counterparts 1750-1850

12-15 September 2008

At the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, Yorkshire

Conference Convenors: Iain Mackintosh Professor David Mayer Dr David


2008 is the 60th anniversary of the founding of The Society for Theatre
Research of which one of the prime movers was Dr. Richard Southern. The
connection between the Society and the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond,
began with Dr. Southern’s initial research and investigations in 1939
which continued until the first restoration was completed in 1963. 2008
is also the 220th anniversary of the opening of The Georgian Theatre
Royal on Tuesday 2nd September 1788.

In commemoration of these important dates The Society for Theatre
Research will host an International Conference, The Georgian Playhouse
1750-1850 and its Continental Counterparts, between Friday 12th September
and Monday 15th September 2008. The conference will convene on the Friday
evening. There will be five sessions: a.m. and p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday and a.m. on Monday. There will also be three gala performances at
the theatre and commemorative publications to celebrate the occasion.
Further details of the celebrations can be found in the accompanying

This Call for Papers encourages theatre historians, academics and
practitioners to submit proposals for papers to be given at the
conference. Topics on many different aspects of Georgian Theatrical life
and practice are most welcome and may include such topics as:

Performance style, theatre architecture, provincial circuits,
metropolitan playhouses, colonial theatre, the work of James Winston,
continental counterparts, scenography and stage technology, musical
theatre and the Georgian repertoire.

Selected papers will be published after the conference in a commemorative
volume which will also present current research on James Winston and The
Theatric Tourist.

In order to submit a paper for consideration prospective participants
should e-mail their abstract of no more than 250 words for consideration
to e-mail address: no later than 31st
October 2007.

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