The Past is Back on Stage – Medieval and Early Modern England on the Contemporary Stage
EMMA, University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
26-27 May, 2017
Keynote speaker: David Edgar, playwright.
From the 1960s when Robert Bolt wrote A Man for All Seasons first for BBC radio, then for television and finally for the stage, to the 2010s when Hilary Mantel’s successful novel Wolf Hall was adapted to the stage and then for television, the past several decades have witnessed a renewed interest in medieval and early modern England among contemporary writers and audiences.