CFP: Byron at the Theatre (UK) (12/31/06; 5/11/07-5/12/07)

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Davies, Keri
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Call for papers


Byron at the Theatre


Friday-Saturday 11th-12th May 2007

Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University


A one-and-a-half day conference held by the English Department, Nottingham Trent University, in association with the Newstead Abbey Byron Society, and the Midlands Romantic Seminar.


"I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting"


Of the Romantics, Byron was the most committed to writing plays: Manfred; Marino Faliero; Sardanapalus; The Two Foscari; Cain; The Deformed Transformed, to name but a few. We welcome papers addressing any aspect of Byron at the Theatre. Subjects could include


The theatricality of Byron--Byron at Drury Lane--Stanislavski, Grotowski, Barton, and Cain--Byron's "mental theatre"--Byron and the Italian theatre--Why did Byron reject Shakespeare?--Byron's love of Sheridan--Byron reads Dryden, Addison, and Otway--Plays about Byron or featuring Byron as a theatrical character--Byron's dramas: reading and performance--The 1853 revival of Sardanapalus--Byron and the dramas of Goethe and Schiller--Byron and Alfieri--Did Byron reject Shakespeare?--Byron on the public stage--Byron and Kean


Proposals for 25-minute papers are now invited and should take the form of a title and 100-word abstract to be sent, by December 31st, either to Dr. Keri Davies ( or Dr. Peter Cochran (


If there is sufficient demand and interest, we propose a meal the evening before, perhaps with a dramatic entertainment.


For accommodation we recommend Yew Tree Grange, Clifton Village, 01159 847562.


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