15 November, Melbourne
The University of Melbourne will be hosting a one-day symposium considering the way ahead, after a year of Shakespeare 400 commemorative events.
An impressive lineup of international speakers will contribute. Keynote speakers include:
Defining the BBC 2012 and 2016 Shakespeare Seasons in Festival Terms: Dr Sarah Olive, University of York
Shakespeare and the digital sphere: performance and the public in the RSC / Google+’s Midsummer Night’s Dreaming: Dr Erin Sullivan, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Defining Shakespeare: Professor John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Canon, Chronology and Collaboration in Shakespeare’s Early Career: Dr Will Sharpe, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Check out this flyer for full blogs of the key speakers: beyond400
Papers will also be given by Laurie Johnson, Mark O’Connor, Paul Kauffman, David Rowland, and your humble correspondent.
From the University of Melbourne website:
After a year-long celebration of the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death, it’s time to move from reflection to future directions. What will Shakespearean text and performance look like, beyond the 400 year anniversary? This symposium will draw on the expertise of its four keynote speakers from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham and the University of York to focus on questions of editing and performance.
The day runs 9am – 4pm, and is free of charge.