ESRA Congress 2017/ 27-30 July 2017

Conference Announcement

The European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA)
is pleased to announce that the next biennial Conference ‘Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage’ will be held on 27-30 July 2017 in Gdansk.

The conference will be convened by Professor Jerzy Limon (University of Gdansk) Member of the Board ESRA and organized in cooperation with the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre.

ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2017 will focus in particular on the theatrical cultures, using a special relationship with the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and Festival – but it will also be open to a variety of theoretical, critical and creative approaches.


We are happy to announce the conference fee and conference package:
Early bird standard rate 130 Euro (559 PLN)

Late registration fee: 160 Euro

Early bird discount fee: 110 Euro (473 PLN) – Early bird fee is available until 2017-06-30.

(Professors Emeriti, students, Polish Shakespeare Research Association)


Conference package includes:
– a congress goody bag
– opening reception on the roof terrace of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre
– inauguration performance at the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre: The Island by The Song of The Goat Theatre
– catering during coffee breaks
– guided sightseeing tours

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS is not included into conference package. It is available online here!



The 21th Gdansk Shakespeare Festival Program – 28th of July 2017 – 6th of August 2017

Workshops registration is open now!


Registration for the Congress is open here!

Organising committee, ESRA 2017:
Prof. Jerzy Limon, convenor | University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
Prof. Jacek Fabiszak, co-convenor | Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Polish Shakespeare Society
Prof. Olga Kubińska | University of Gdańsk and the Polish Shakespeare Society
Dr. Aleksandra Sakowska | The Shakespeare Institute (UK)
Marta Nowicka | Conference Coordinator for the University of Gdansk
Anna Ratkiewicz-Syrek | Conference Coordinator for the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre

Programme Coordinators:
Dr. Katarzyna Burzyńska
Dr. Urszula Kizelbach
Anna Wołosz-Sosnowska

Rector of the University of Gdańsk, Professor Jerzy Piotr Gwizdała
Partner: Visit Gdańsk/Gdansk Convention Bureau


More information about the city
of Gdańsk, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, University of Gdańsk and Polish Shakespeare Association