Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Engage
Venue: New York University
|Event Date/Time: Apr 24, 2007||End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2007|
|Registration Date: Apr 01, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2008|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2007|
Our pedagogical approach trains artists and teachers to think about Shakespeare's plays as living performances rather than simply as pieces of literature. This requires participants to engage with the text in a kinesthetic way, and they discover that what was once mysterious and foreign is now clear and familiar. The overarching goal of the Shakespeare Initiative is to provide people of all ages and abilities with the skills to experience Shakespeare's plays as written, rather than relying solely on adaptation or modernization of the text.
The 2008 Forum will bring artists, educators, and scholars together to discuss the implications of producing and teaching Shakespeare in the 21st century. Proposals should address one or more of the following questions:
Why is Shakespeare still part of our theatrical vocabulary?
How are we approaching Shakespeare's canon as artists and teachers in the 21st century?
To what extent does Shakespeare's canon fit into our ever-changing multicultural, globalized landscape?
Why is Shakespeare's work a fundamental component of English and Theatre curricula?
We are accepting proposals in one of three formats:
Paper Presentations: Participants should submit a title and a 200-word abstract. Selected papers will be curated into panels based on topic area. Presenters will have 10-15 minutes to present followed by a moderated discussion between fellow presenters and conference participants. Please include your technical requests in the proposal.
Workshops: Participants should submit a title and a 200-word description of the workshop. We define workshop as an interactive experience between the conference participants and the presenter(s), not a lecture-demonstration. Please include your technical requests in the proposal.
Scene Presentations: Theatre companies should submit a scene from one of Shakespeare's plays for presentation at the conference. Scenes should be no longer than 10 minutes in length. Participants should submit the play title along with the Act and scene that they intend to perform. In addition, participants must submit a 200-word point of view that describes the artistic approach to the scene. Selected scenes will be curated into scene presentation panels, where each scene will be performed, and then a moderated discussion will follow. The Forum will provide limited resources for these presentations (acting blocks, general lighting, etc.)
Deadline to submit proposals: December 1, 2007
Please submit proposals to Desiree Hamburger at email@example.com.
In the subject line of the e-mail, write Shakespeare followed by the primary presenter's last name.
Ex: Shakespeare: Your Last Name
You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your completed cover sheet and proposal. Notification of accepted proposals will be emailed on or before February 1, 2008.
Email proposals and this cover sheet to Desiree Hamburger at firstname.lastname@example.org with Shakespeare and the primary presenter¡¦s last name in the subject line of the e-mail.
Ex: Shakespeare: Your Last Name
Note: If you do not follow protocol, your proposal will not be considered.
Proposals should clearly address one or more of the questions identified in the call for proposals listed on our website: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/conference/shakespeare
Please fill out the form below to help us better review your proposal:
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ƒà Paper Presentation
ƒà Scene Presentation
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