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Kingston Shakespeare Seminar : Barton, Hall and Shakespeare

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Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL
Price: to be confirmed
To attend: booking will be available soon, please check back

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar : Barton, Hall and Shakespeare

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar and British Shakespeare Association announce a conference to celebrate and explore the work of John Barton and Peter Hall, focused on their productions of Shakespeare. The aim of this commemorative event will be to bring together theatre practitioners, scholars, critics and audience members from around the world, to reconsider the achievements of the two great Shakespeare directors. The venue will be the Shakespearean auditorium of the Rose Theatre that saw some of Peter Hall's last productions, and John Barton's final public appearance at Trevor Nunn's restaging of their Wars of the Roses.

Proposals are invited for 25-minute presentations on all aspects of the lives and work of Barton and Hall, including work in film, TV and opera. Presentations will be particularly welcome on their productions in relation to:

  • Cambridge intellectual background
  • Stratford institutional environment
  • British political context
  • international reception
  • performance practice, verse speaking
  • place of the text
  • impact on literary and theatre criticism
  • influence on drama teaching and training
  • input of composers and designers
  • role of the director
  • archival heritage
  • conception of Shakespeare

Proposals of up to 200 words, together with a brief CV should be sent by 31 July to Professor Richard Wilson.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Richard Wilson
Email: R.Wilson@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL:

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