UPDATE: [International] Buried Treasures Theatre Symposium at Royal Holloway University of London

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Marissia Fragkou
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Royal Holloway, University of London and The British Library

Invite you to

Saturday 27th September 2008
The Noh Studio, RHUL

How many remediated Elizas teetered simultaneously across the breaking
ice on London stages?
When did the first English boxing champion appear in a pantomime? Why?
What had a greater cultural impact â€" the Crimean War or men in
moustaches? Crinolines, bloomers or garroting?
Was Elizabeth Braddon’s play really less successful than Lady Audley’s
Who was the great, forgotten dramatist of the middle of the 19th century?

These and many other questions are raised â€" and maybe answered â€" by the
thousands of mid-nineteenth-century plays (1853-1863) from the Lord
Chamberlain’s Collection in the British Library, recatalogued and key-
worded in the Buried Treasure Project, which ends this year.

The Keynote address will be by Prof. Tracy C Davis, who is currently
working on bringing the Victorian theatre repertoire back to currency.
Prof. Jacky Bratton and Manuscript Curator Kathryn Johnson will introduce
the Project, and papers will be given by, amongst others, its two
Research Assistants, Dr Laurie Garrison and Dr Caroline Radcliffe. Prof.
Jim Davis will sum up the potential of the new catalogue and survey
potential uses of this and other newly accessible dramatic materials by
scholars of the social and cultural history of the period.

BURIED TREASURES is an AHRC funded project.


9.45-10.15 Coffee in the Drama Department, Rehearsal Room A

10.15 Noh Theatre: Introduction to the Project (Jacky Bratton, Kathryn
Johnson and Caroline Radcliffe)

10.30 Keynote Address by Tracy C Davis: The Victorian Repertoire.

11.30-12. 30 Panel discussion 1: Texts

Kate Mattacks: ‘A Woyage o’ Diskivery’: Moving Targets and the Victorian
Performative Text in Thomas J. Williams’ The Peep-Show Man (1868).

Caroline Radcliffe: Remediation and Immediacy in the Theatre of Sensation.

12.30 Laurie Garrison: Introduction to the Lord Chamberlain’s Plays
Electronic Editions.

1.00-2.00 Lunch in RRA: catalogue information and the editions will be
available for viewing during the lunch-hour.

2.00-3.30 Panel Discussion 2: Extra-textual
Susan Croft: Mediating the British Empire - Elizabeth Phillips’ Life in

David Haldane Lawrence: The Ticket of Leave Man’s Sequel.
Janice Norwood: Pugilists and Greasepaint: Boxing’s Links with the
Theatre in the 1860s.

3.30-4.00 Tea

4.00 â€" 5.30 Jim Davis on future prospects for the study of Victorian
plays, concluding with a round-table open discussion and question-and-
answer session.

Registration and Fees
The delegate cost for the Symposium is £25, student £15, to include
coffee, tea and lunch; delegate packs will be available on the day.
Please book online by Friday 19th September 2008.
For more information regarding registration and how to get to RHUL please
visit: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/Drama/News-and-Events/BT.html

Please email queries to conference administrator Marissia Fragkou

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