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Performing Shakespeare

A workshop for English and Drama teachers held at The University of Queensland

 Performing Shakespeare

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Venue: Library Conference Room, Level 1,Duhig Building, UQ St Lucia
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe:
                         "Shakespeare's Gestural Cues"
Dr Brandon Chua, UQ Centre for the History of Emotions:
                         "Reinventing Shakespeare on the Restoration Stage

Numbers are limited so please RSVP by Wednesday, July 31 to:
p.boys@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365-4913

What is at stake in performing Shakespeare? Can we discover the meaning of a Shakespeare play by acting out its dramas and attempting to embody its emotions? Or is the meaning of Shakespeare constantly reinvented as his works are performed in new historical and cultural contexts?

This workshop for English and Drama teachers features two short papers that adopt different approaches to the idea of performing Shakespeare, each with its own advantages in terms of classroom teaching. The first focuses on physical performance, thinking about the meaning of the drama through gesture and gestural cues; the second deals with performance as a cultural construction, exploring the ways in which Shakespeare was reinvented in a particular historical moment when theatre moved indoors and women first took to the stage. After the presentations there will be time for questions and discussion. CPD certification of participation will be provided to all attendees. Please join the speakers for a reception following the workshop.

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