ESRA CONGRESS 2017

Programme

2017 ESRA Congress programme
Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures:
AnAtomizing Text and Stage
27 – 30 July 2017
University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Polish Shakespeare Association

 

 

Day One: 27 July 2017 (Thursday)

9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Registration (Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre)

Free guided tours of the old town: 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 p.m.
(early registration required, groups up to 20 people)

Free guided tours of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre: 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 p.m.

2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.     ESRA Board Meeting

6.00 – 7.00 p.m.     Congress opening (Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre main auditorium) – prof. Jerzy Limon, prof. Rui Carvalho Homem, Luc Perceval, Silviu Purcarete

7.00 p.m.    Theatrical performance (‘The Island’ by The Song of The Goat Theatre)

8.30 p.m.    reception (banquet and concert on the Theatre’s terrace)

Day Two: 28 July 2017 (Friday)
 
Continued orientation tour of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and of the old town’s city (early registration required, groups up to 20 people)

8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.     Registration (University of Gdańsk, Oliwa  – a district of Gdańsk)

9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
parallel seminar sessions:
(University of Gdańsk, Oliwa)

SEMINAR 1: Avant-Garde Shakespeares/Shakespeare in the Avant-Garde (Session 1)

SEMINAR 5: Shakespeare and Translation for the Stage (Session 1)

SEMINAR 6: The strangers’ case’ and the ‘tracks’ of performance (Session 1)

SEMINAR 7: Anatomizing Shakespearean Myth-making: Game of Thrones

SEMINAR 13: Shakespearean Drama and the Early Modern European Stage

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.     coffee break

11.00 a.m. – 12.00     PLENARY LECTURE
Peter Holland “Forgetting Shakespeare  performance”

12.00 – 1.30 p.m.
parallel seminar sessions:

SEMINAR 6: The strangers’ case’ and the ‘tracks’ of performance (Session 2)

SEMINAR 8: Shakespeare and European Writers: Inspiration, Resistance, Authority (Session 1)

SEMINAR 9: Staged on the Page: Transmedial Shakespeare in Theatre and Visual Arts

SEMINAR 12: Shakespeare and Music (Session 1)

1.30 – 2.45 p.m.     lunch break

2.45 – 4.15 p.m.
parallel panel sessions:

PANEL 1: Shakespearean  hybridities: Appropriations, gestures, alternative realities

PANEL 5: Shakespeare on the Soviet Screen

PANEL 8: Will this thing appear again tonight? – Shakespeare adaptations in the 21st century – A roundtable

PANEL 9: Shakespeare and the call to freedom

4.15 – 5.15 p.m.     forum ‘Shakespeare and the Europe of Our Time’ (Profs. Rui Carvalho Homem and Ton Hoenselaars)

5.15 – 5.30 p.m.     coffee break

5.30 – 7.00 p.m.     WORKSHOPS (parallel session – registration required):
Jay L. Halio: “Understanding Hamlet”

Anna Ratkiewicz-Syrek: ”Ophelia – a daughter and sister”

Marta Nowicka: ” Family bonds vs. family bondage: the case of Julia Capulet”

Sara Reimers: “Short Shrews and Tall Tamers: How might a reassessment of typecasting provide inspiration for new interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays?”

Michael Saenger: “Shakespeare Between Languages”

BOOK LAUNCH (parallel sessions)

SESSION 1:
Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, Michael Dobson, Dympna Callaghan
The Palgrave Shakespeare Studies Series
Dympna Callaghan Arden Shakespeare Language and Writing
Juan Cerdá Shakespeare in European Culture Series
Michael Dobson The Arden Performance Editions of Shakespeare

SESSION 2:
Ann Thompson “Hamlet – Arden 3rd edition”
Evelyn Gajowski Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series
Katarzyna Burzyńska    OWAD Series The early modern (re)discovery of “overhuman” potential: Marlowe’s and Shakespeare’s over-reachers in the light of Nietzsche’s philosophy
Alexandra Portmann The time is out of joint – Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the region of former Yugoslavia (The time is out of joint-Shakespeares Hamlet in den Länder des ehemaligen Jugoslawien)

SESSION 3:
Krystyna Kujawińska-Courtney MultiCultural Shakespeare
Paul Franssen Shakespeare’s Literary Lives”
Samuel Manzoni Musica e letteratura al tempo dell’Unione Sovietica
Madalina Nicolaescu    Shakespeare in Romania

9.00 p.m.     In conversation: prof. Patrice Pavis and prof. Paul Allain (place TBA)
 
Day Three: 29 July 2017 (Saturday)

8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.     Registration (University of Gdańsk, Oliwa  – a district of Gdańsk)

9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
parallel seminar sessions:

SEMINAR 1: Avant-Garde Shakespeares/Shakespeare in the Avant-Garde (Session 2)

SEMINAR 4: “You must needs be strangers”: Shakespeare and the Scenography of Mobility (Session 1)

SEMINAR 5: Shakespeare and Translation for the Stage (Session 2)

SEMINAR 11: The name of action: actors of Shakespeare and Shakespearean actors

SEMINAR 17: Shakespeare and/in Europe: Connecting Voices

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.     coffee break

11.00 a.m. – 12.00:     PLENARY LECTURE
Diana Henderson:
“Hard Hearts and Coronets: Anatomizing Resistance and Community with Shakespeare Now”

12.00 – 1.30 p.m.
parallel seminar sessions:

SEMINAR 4: “You must needs be strangers”: Shakespeare and the Scenography of Mobility (Session 2)

SEMINAR 8: Shakespeare and European Writers: Inspiration, Resistance, Authority (Session 2)

SEMINAR 12: Shakespeare and Music (Session 2)

SEMINAR 16: Shakespeare in performance in digital media

1.30 – 2.45 p.m.     lunch break

Installation by CREW Theatre: Hands-On Hamlet
(during lunch break)
2.45 – 4.15 p.m.
parallel panel sessions:

PANEL 3: Hamlet: experiment – experience

PANEL 4: Reviewing Shakespeare: continental Europe’s voices and silences

PANEL 7: “Now Let Us Anatomize Shakespeare: Shakespeare-Inspired Ballets in European Ballet Companies”

PANEL 10: National Repositories of Shakespeare Translations: (Dis)assembling the Black Box

4.15 – 4.30 p.m.     coffee break

4.30 – 5.15 p.m.     In Conversation: prof. Patrice Pavis and prof. Paul Allain place TBA)

7.30 – 9.30:     Conference dinner (add place)

 

Day Four: 30 July 2017 (Sunday)

9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
parallel seminar sessions:

SEMINAR 3: “There are more things in heaven and earth”: Shakespeare’s philosophy, philosophy’s Shakespeare revisited (Session 1)

SEMINAR 14: Shakespeare and the Politics of Location (Session 1)

SEMINAR 15: Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.     coffee break

11.00 a.m. – 12.00     PLENARY LECTURE:
Małgorzata Grzegorzewska
“Shakespeare’s curtain. The stage revealed or the stage re-veiled?”

12.00 – 1.30 p.m.
parallel seminar sessions:

SEMINAR 2: “The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare

SEMINAR 3: “There are more things in heaven and earth”: Shakespeare’s philosophy, philosophy’s Shakespeare revisited (Session 2)

SEMINAR 10: Ira Aldridge at 210 and 150: Border Crossings, Race, and Hybrid Identities in European Theatrical Cultures

SEMINAR 14: Shakespeare and the Politics of Location (Session 2)

1.30 – 2.30 p.m.     lunch break

2.30 – 4.00 p.m.
parallel panel sessions:

PANEL 6: Intersections of stage, text and film: new perspectives on Shakespeare and European theatrical cultures

PANEL 11: Magic through ritual objects and stage props: Early Modern practices and Modern adaptations

PANEL 12: Shakespeare and Music

4.00 – 4.15 p.m.     coffee break

4.15 p.m.     General ESRA meeting

7:00 p.m.     Screening of the movie “H.” (by Jan Klata) (place TBA)

9.00 p.m.     Shakescene – Jan Klata and Monika Pęcikiewicz (place TBA)

(7:00 p.m. Optional festival performance – prior registration required)