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Anne Daye and Ronnie Mulryne

Tuesday 2nd December 2008 at 5.00 pm in The Rehearsal Room, the CAPITAL Centre, Millburn House

Anne Daye (Laban, the London conservatoire for contemporary dance)

“Animating the message: the antimasque and masque of Oberon 1611”

Anne Daye is completing doctoral research into the antimasque of the Stuart masque, exploring the role of dance in the meaning of the whole. Her research combines study of the texts, music and dance sources within their historical context. This is supported by an extensive practical experience in the reconstruction of seventeenth century dance. Anne lectures in dance History at Laban, the London conservatoire for contemporary dance, and is Chairman of the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society.

Ronnie Mulryne (Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick)

‘'Art, Image and Power: Entertainments for the Medici Wedding, Florence 1589'’

Ronnie Mulryne is an Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick. His research and publications include work on the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in performance and on European Renaissance Festivals. He is co-General Editor of the major two-volume collection of Renaissance Festival Books, Europa Triumphans: Court and Civic Festivals of the European Renaissance (Ashgate, 2004) and of Court Festivals of the European Renaissance: Art, Politics and Performance (Ashgate, 2002). He was co-Project Director for the fully searchable collection of more than 250 Renaissance Festival Books available in digitized form on the web-site of the British Library.