UPDATE: Renaissance Drama in Action (4/30/06; 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Lopez
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Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal for the study of renaissance drama in
performance, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is pleased
to announce workshop titles for the RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION
conference, to be held November 8-12, 2006 on the University of Toronto
RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION will give scholars interested in performance
an opportunity to grapple with the practical realities of moving from
the page to the stage. Conference participants will sign up for a
rehearsal-and-performance workshop. Each workshop will focus on a
single scene from a play, one which exemplifies particular problems,
challenges, and/or rewards involved in staging renaissance drama.
Workshop leaders will communicate with workshop participants well in
advance of the conference to outline a plan for pre-conference research,
and in-conference rehearsal and presentation. Each workshop presentation
will be followed by seminar-style discussion. No acting experience is
expected or required. Please do not send abstracts: there will be no
presentations of scholarly papers outside of the workshops and keynote
Following is a list of the featured workshops:
1. Death and Metatheatricality OR 1a. Text, Gesture and Comedy in Early
Modern Drama
Roberta Barker, Dalhousie University
2. Rehearsing with Roles
Michael Basile, New Jersey City University
3. Original Stage Practices for the Contemporary Theatre
Jacquelyn Bessel, Mary Baldwin College/American Shakespeare Center
4. Othello 3.3. 257-326
Michael J. Collins, Georgetown University
5. Staging Amateur Student Shakespeare with Straightforward Stanislavsky
Hillary Fogerty, Mercyhurst College
6. Every Man Out 2.2.166-397
Tara Hayes, Wayne State University
7. "Be Your Tears Wet?": Performing Tears On Stage
Yu Jin Ko, Wellesley College
8. Animating the Text: Performing Corpses and their Spirits in Early
English Drama
Karen Sawyer Marsalek, St. Olaf College
9. A King and No King 3.1: Rehearsing Confusion
Paul Menzer, University of North Texas
10. Exploring Measure for Measure 2.3: Mandated Acts and Open Choices
Edward L. Rocklin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

11. "Subject to Change" The Knight of the Burning Pestle 4.1 and 4.2
P. A. Skantze, U. of Glasgow and Rome, Italy
Paul Prescott, Warwick University
Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire
12. Editing in Action
Sarah Werner, Folger Shakespeare Library
The conference will also feature keynote presentations by Ralph Alan
Cohen (Mary Baldwin College and the American Shakespeare Center), Helen
Ostovich (McMaster University), and Paul Yachnin (McGill University).
It will conclude with a fully staged theatrical production of Ben
Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour.
The registration deadline is APRIL 30, 2006. For workshop descriptions,
to sign up for a workshop, and for further information about
registration fees, hotel, etc. please send email to Jeremy Lopez at
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Received on Thu Mar 02 2006 - 11:44:28 EST