Professor Jennifer Munroe (UNC Charlotte)
"Speaking for Lavinia: Gender and Power in
Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus in Film"
Lecture, Fretwell 121
UNC at Charlotte Theatre Department
Twelfth Night followed by a Talk Back
Mint Museum (2730 Randolph Road)
"Disfigured Dreams and the Problem of Marriage in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Lecture, Professor Peter Holland (Notre Dame U)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
UNC Charlotte Theatre Department
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"Measure for Measure: Texts and Performance"
Professor Kirk Melnikoff
Queens University, Sykes Auditorium
"Henry VIII on Trial"
Professor Helen Hull
Venue TBA, 6-7:15 PM
- 1/29/10 Professor Paul Menzer (Mary Baldwin College)
Plenary: "The Curtain & the Book: Hamlet & other ghost writers"
EGSA Annual Conference
- 4/24/10 Professor Rebecca Bushnell (University of Pennsylvania)
Lecture: "Shakespeare's Gardens: Then and Now"
The Winter’s Tale Colloquium
Friday, April 17, 2009
Program of Events
11 AM – 12:30PM. Academic Paper Panel on William Shakespeare’s
The Winter’s Tale
- Andrew J. Hartley (UNC Charlotte), "What fine chisel could ever yet cut breath: waking Hermione on stage"
- Jennifer A. Munroe (UNC Charlotte), "'It's all about the gillyvors': Engendering Art and Nature in The Winter's Tale"
- Joshua Fisher (Wingate University), "Staples of News: Spreading Libels and Wonders in The Winter's Tale."
Break for lunch
2PM – 4:30PM. Performance Workshop, featuring three student groups performing the same The Winter’s Tale scene from different directorial viewpoints
5 PM – 6PM. Keynote Address, Margaret Jane Kidnie (University of Western Ontario), "Making the News in The Winter’s Tale, or, How to Stage a Miracle"*
Break for dinner
8:00 PM. Performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Department, Directed by James Vesce
All events will take place in Robinson Hall’s Black Box theatre.
* Margaret Jane Kidnie is author of Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation (2009) and The Taming of the Shrew: A Guide to the Text and its Theatrical Life (2006). She has published widely on textual studies and editing including a collection of essays entitled Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeare’s Drama(2004), and editions of Ben Jonson: Devil is an Ass and Other Plays (2000) and Philip Stubbes’s Anatomie of Abuses (2002).
9/23/08 Lecture: "Recovering Lost Plays in Shakespeare's Time"
Professor Roslyn L. Knutson
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
2-3:15PM; Fretwell 100
10/16/08 Lecture: Macbeth and the Show of Kings
Professor William C. Carroll
2PM; Rowe 161
11/11/08 5th Annual Sonnet Slam
Ritazza Cafe, Fretwell
12/5/08 Film: Macbeth (dir. Wright, 2006)
Fretwell 100; 3-5 PM
Screening: As You Like It
(dir. Kenneth Branagh, 2006)
Fretwell 100, 6:30-8:30PM
October 3, 2007
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007
A talk by Professor Alan Stewart,
Author of Close Readers: Humanism
and Sodomy in Early Modern England
(1997); Hostage to Fortune: The
Troubled Life of Sir Francis Bacon
(1999); Philip Sidney, A Double Life
(2000); and The Cradle King: The
Life of James VI & I (2003)
Putting on Plays in Shakespeare's Theatre
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
A talk by Professor Tiffany Stern
Co-author of Shakespeare in Parts (Oxford UP,
2007); author of Making Shakespeare : from
stage to page (Routledge, 2004) and Rehearsal
from Shakespeare to Sheridan (Oxford UP, 2000);
and editor of The Rivals (New Mermaid, 2007);
The Recruiting Officer (New Mermaid, 2007), and
King Leir (Routledge, 2003)
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Colloquium
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
UNC Charlotte’s department of Dance and Theatre, in conjunction
with the Shakespeare in Action Center, will be hosting the New
Jersey Shakespeare Festival’s touring productions of Romeo and
Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in early February. On Friday
Feb 8th we will sponsor a day of lectures, workshops and a
performance of a reduced version of Romeo and Juliet, geared
towards those who use Shakespeare in the classroom, and
particularly to teachers who may be interested in using simple
performance-based approaches as a way of connecting students to
this material. Shakespeare is, we all know, challenging material
and can be daunting for teachers and students alike; we at the
Shakespeare in Action Centre feel strongly that nothing makes
Shakespeare approachable and interesting like getting his words
into the mouths and bodies of students. This day is designed to
help teachers make that happen.
10AM “Scene Creation” or “Page to Stage”: An Active
Learning Event with actors from NJ Shakespeare
Festival (Robinson 118)
11:30 AM Lunch Break
1 PM Matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet in the Belk
2:30 PM Break: coffee & refreshments in the Belk Theatre lobby
3 PM Keynote Speaker: Edward Rocklin, "'How Does One
Teach a Play, Anyway?' Learning to Read
Shakespeare Differently" (Robinson 118)
4:30 PM Dinner Break
8 PM Inauguration of the Shakespeare in Action Center:
Presentation by Dean Gutierrez and
Professor Hartley followed by a performance
of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Belk Theatre
9:30 PM Reception with cast of NJ Shakespeare Festival