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Touchstone aims to list all Shakespeare-related activity in the UK. Please contact us at touchstone@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 9525 if you have information that should be listed.

Shakespeare and Anachronism. KiSSiT (Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory) one-day conference, Rose Theatre, Kingston, 18 February 2017. Speakers include: Professor Tiffany Stern, Dr Erik Roraback.

We look forward to paper proposals discussing various aspects of Shakespearean drama, performance or theorisation, characterised by anachronistic aspects such as:

 Theorisation: Presentism vs ‘the levers of form’ (Kiernan Ryan)

 1. ‘The Globe phenomenon’: aspects of anachronism of Elizabethan/Jacobean working theatre reconstructions and their use – their cultural, institutional, artistic, etc.

2. Theatre production: ‘updating’ vs ‘meshing’ of time periods (modernising today vs the Elizabethan use of ‘modern dress’); costume, set and possible performance/interpretative effects

3. Thematic: purposeful anachronism as creative tool of playwrights’ composition

4. Methodologies of reflection and analysis: ad hoc vs post hoc – practice-as-research in performance (PaR) vs discursive forms of criticism

5. The relationship of the plays to their historical time as e.g. political interventions/anachronistic theatricalisation of politics and culture in Early Modern times (such as HenryVIII’s jousting)

Please submit abstracts and brief CVs by emailing the organizers at kingstonshakespeareintheory@gmail.com before January 30, 2017.

Offensive Shakespeare conference Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 24 May 2017 Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association. Keynote speakers: Prof. Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire) Dr Peter Kirwan (Nottingham University). Call for papers.

Please submit abstracts to Monika Smialkowska (monika.smialkowska@northumbria.ac.uk) or Edmund King (edmund.king@open.ac.uk) by 15 February 2017.   To register, visit https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2017/05/offensive-shakespeare-conference/.

Before Shakespeare. University of Roehampton, 24 - 27 August 2017. Exploring the first three decades of the London playhouses c. 1565-95. Call for papers will follow soon. For more information see https://beforeshakespeare.com/events/conference/ or email beforeshakespeare@gmail.com.



 


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