Shakespeare on Location
Deadline Extended to May 15 2005
BSA Conference: 1-4 September 2005
What is the relationship between performance location and play-world setting? Increasingly, Shakespeare's plays are being performed in "alternative" or non-traditional settings, in parks, on beaches, in forest clearings. In addition, the performance of Shakespeare's plays in Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe is another aspect of how Shakespeare's plays are now being performed in an increasing variety of locations. Issues to be explored may include how these performance spaces affect audience understanding of the play world and what adaptation is required for a play to be performed in a particular space.
This seminar welcomes all approaches to the relationship between theatre location and play-world setting. Please send proposals of 300 words or less to Reina Green (Reina.Green@msvu.ca)