Shakespeare 450

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Centre for Shakespeare Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, round-table and performances. Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.

The conference will include an exhibition of books, stage design and theatrical costumes showing the history of Shakespearean studies and performances in Georgia.

We propose discussion on the following broad themes in contemporary and historical perspective, but we also welcome proposals for the conference with a different focus which nevertheless transgress disciplinary boundaries:

• Shakespeare's influence on literature
• Shakespeare on stage and in movies
• Shakespearean criticism
• Shakespeare in other countries (translations, research,
staging and filming)
• Shakespeare in Georgia
• Shakespeare and tradition
• Teaching Shakespeare

For more information see the Conference web-site