The AHRC-funded project ‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare’ (2017-2020) invites applications from UK and EU researchers (including PhD students in their second year or beyond) to participate in a scholar-artist workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe in July 2017. For this collaborative and practice-based event, we seek to recruit 10 researchers drawn from the disciplines of theatre history, musicology and Shakespeare studies. Selected participants will receive accommodation in London for 3 nights, subsistence, and up to £120 for travel expenses.
The selected researchers will work with performing artists (actors, instrumentalists, singers) in a 4-day workshop on Restoration versions of The Tempest, to be held in the Globe’s rehearsal space and in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 10-13 July 2017. The sessions in the Wanamaker will be open to the public.
Through a combination of archival study and reflective creative practice, we will investigate how Restoration Shakespeare can be performed today in a way that understands the historical context of this distinctive performance genre and then uses that understanding to create meaningful performances for contemporary audiences. This workshop offers a unique opportunity for collaboration with researchers from cognate disciplines, performing artists in theatre and music, Globe staff, and the general public. Additionally, the workshop offers the potential for publication in an edited volume arising from the project as a whole.
‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare’ is jointly led by theatre historian Richard Schoch (Queen’s University Belfast) and musicologist Amanda Eubanks Winkler (Syracuse University). Our partners are Shakespeare’s Globe, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
To apply for a place in the workshop, please email a brief CV (2-3 pp) and a 500-word statement of interest to Dr Claude Fretz, Research Fellow (Queen’s University Belfast) by April 1st 2017. In your statement of interest please explain how you would contribute to the workshop and how participating in the workshop would benefit your research. For further information, please contact Dr Claude Fretz. We expect to notify all applicants of the outcome by April 15th 2017.
Early Modern Research Centre, University of Reading
10-11 July 2017
- Material cultures of complaint: production, transmission, reception
- Erotic complaint: narratives of abandonment, grief and loss
- Early modern women writers and complaint
- Voicing others: complaint as prosopopoeia
- Religious complaint: satire and exhortation
Medical Complaints and Grievances:
- Experiencing or witnessing suffering and pain
- Learning to live with disease and disability
- Painful or pain-relieving medical/surgical treatments
- Sensory aspects of medicine and surgery: sounds, sights, smells, tastes, and tactile sensations
- Complaints about medical practitioners, nurses, or patients
Political and Religious Complaints and Grievances:
- Petitioning and pamphleteering
- From grievances to politics: the personal, the local, and the national
- The popular and elite politics of complaint
- Complaint, crime and the law
- Travellers’ complaints: religion, politics and the lived experience of travel
Each panel proposal (minimum of two and a maximum of four papers) should contain the names of the session chair, the names and affiliations of the speakers and 200 word abstracts of the papers together with email contacts for all participants. A proposal for an individual paper (20 minutes) should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper with brief details of affiliation and career.
Proposals for either papers or panels should be sent by email by Friday 16 December 2016, with the subject heading ‘2017 Conference’, to the Conference Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org