If you’re near Melbourne on the deathiversary, come along and help Rob Conkie launch his new book, Writing Performative Shakespeares: New Forms for Performance Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2016). This also happens to work in conjunction with the opening of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor which is playing at fortyfivedownstairs this April, and which Rob has . . . → Read More: Conkie book launch + Merry Wives gala event
ANZSA members may be interested to know that Adrian Kiernander’s new book, John Bell, Shakespeare and the Quest for a New Australian Theatre has just been published by Brill:
This book about the work of actor director John Bell is essential reading for anyone interested in Australian theatre and in Shakespearean performance. Adrian . . . → Read More: John Bell, Shakespeare and the Quest for a New Australian Theatre
Congratulations to ANZSA Vice President Brett Hirsch, whose Digital Renaissance Editions was officially launched during the recent SAA meeting in Vancouver!
As ANZSA members will know from recent conferences etc., Brett’s been working on putting together the platform and team for this invaluable project for a number of years now, and the launch is . . . → Read More: Digital Renaissance Editions launched
Rose Gaby’s book, Open-Air Shakespeare: Under Australian Skies has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=761136 Congratulations Rose!
Expressions of interest and submissions of abracts due: 16th May 2014
The critical pairing of Jonson and Shakespeare might not always be one of the most illuminating comparisons in literary history, but it is one of the most enduring. The distinctiveness of the Jonson-Shakespeare pairing lies in the often implicit assumption that . . . → Read More: Call for Papers: Special Issue of Shakespeare on “Shakespeare and Jonson”
Elizabeth Schafer and Emma Cox (General Editor and Associate Editor, respectively, of Australian Studies) are pleased to announce that Gay McAuley will be launching the latest issue of Australian Studies – which focusses on the subject of ‘Shakespeare and Australia’:
17.00 Wednesday 11 December Studio 2, The Caryl Churchill Theatre, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham TW20 . . . → Read More: Publication Launch: “Shakespeare and Australia”, special issue of *Australian Studies*
2014 will mark the twentieth anniversary of Derek Jarman’s death on 19 February 1994. To commemorate the artist’s life-long engagement with early modern drama and culture in his films, set designs, art and writing, Shakespeare Bulletin will be supporting a symposium on Early Modern Jarman. Scheduled for 1 February 2014 at King’s College, London, . . . → Read More: CFP Conference and special issue: Early Modern Jarman and Derek Jarman and the ‘Renaissance’
Call for Papers “The Early Modern Witch, 1450-1700″ Edited by Alison Findlay and Liz Oakley-Brown Special Issue of Preternature (The Pennsylvania State Press) <http://preternature.org>
The publication of early witchcraft texts created witches by generating controversy about them. Witch-dramas, pamphlets, testimonies about witch-encounters, sermons, and accounts of trials published the anxieties, related the long standing . . . → Read More: CFP: “The Early Modern Witch, 1450-1700″ (special issue of *Preternature*)
Australia and Shakespeare
In 2012, the London Olympics year, Shakespeare’s Globe curated a festival of Shakespeare productions entitled Globe to Globe. Productions came to the Globe from all over the world – a total 37 plays in 37 different languages. Early in the planning process I was contacted and asked if I knew of . . . → Read More: CFP: “Australia and Shakespeare”
The editors of The Shakespearean International Yearbook are pleased to announce our new advisory board, consisting of leading scholars from the U.S., U.K., Australia, the Netherlands, France, Poland, South Africa, India, and Japan. We are delighted to be able to work with such a distinguished group of scholars.
General Editors Tom Bishop, University of . . . → Read More: The Shakespeare International Yearbook