Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Writing about Women in Shakespearian Performance: The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Join a gathering of writers, Shakespeare scholars, theatre critics, actors and enthusiasts as we explore this fascinating theme, in a conference hosted by SBT in partnership with the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University.

Confirmed speakers include Penny Downie, Laurie Maguire, John Peter, Carol Rutter and Anne Ogbomo. Conference includes drinks reception and performance by 1623 theatre company.
Please note: this event, hosted at the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-on-Avon on 11-12 Sept 2010, will also be available as 'webinar'. Log on and join us remotely, wherever you are in the world.
We ask:
- How do we write about women in Shakespearian roles past and present?
- What is the impact of the female presence on the Shakespearian stage?
- Why are there so few women reviewers?
- What is the place of single-sex companies in a culture which outlaws sex discrimination?
- Do men and women see the same show differently and what difference does this make to an audience’s response?
- What is today’s experience for female actors on the Shakespearian stage?

Although there is no formal call for papers, we are inviting participants to produce work in response to the conference, for collected publication.
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