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Sidelights on Shakespeare

The British Shakespeare Association's Teaching Shakespeare magazine, Issue 19 has just been published:
This is a takeover edition featuring highlights from the symposium including Stephanie Tillotson interviewing Nora Williams (pp. 5-6) and an interesting range of contributions from the delegates who gave the keynote presentations, workshops and provocations.

Shakespeare and Education

‘Teaching Early Modern Drama’ - A One-day Symposium

Saturday 4th May 2019 - 10:00 to 17:30 - University of Warwick


CALL FOR POSTERS * extended to April 23rd 2019 *

Registration has now closed (£20 / £15 concessions). Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking.

Teaching Early Modern Drama” is a one-day symposium that will invite those who teach, study, research and practise early modern drama in educational settings to discuss where we are now, and what future directions might exist for the teaching of these plays from the past. In particular, it aims to generate discussion and facilitate collaboration around the connections between the teaching of, and research into, early modern drama within universities, and how these connections might inform and be informed by teaching and practice in other educational contexts.

The symposium will feature keynote speeches, workshops and discussions led by prominent academics and practitioners, including Professor Alison Findlay, Dr Peter Kirwan, Dr Sarah Olive and Dr Nora Williams.

You can get involved by entering our Poster Competition (see our Call for Posters above). During this session, you will have the chance to present your research and / or practice (including projects that are still in progress) in the form of an academic poster, and to receive feedback from other delegates in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Hints and tips for using posters to quickly communicate the ideas, methods and findings of your research will be discussed, and a prize of £25 in theatre vouchers, kindly donated by the Centre for Education Studies at Warwick, will be awarded for the best poster. To enter, please send a 100-word summary of the idea for your poster and a 100-word biography to by April 23rd 2019. Suggestions to help you create your poster can be found here.

The symposium will also feature a series of Provocations: 5-minute mini-presentations on important issues related to teaching early modern drama, that will serve to stimulate debate among delegates. Topics will include the connections between early modern drama and Europe, madness and social justice, discussions of the pros and cons of teaching Shakespeare everywhere from Iraqi and Polish universities to UK primary schools and prisons, and big questions about how early modern drama fits into - or can fight - the marketisation of UK higher education. The best provocation will receive £25 in theatre vouchers, again kindly donated by the Centre for Education Studies. Please note that submissions for provocations have now closed.

For more information contact Duncan Lees (D dot Lees dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk) or Stephanie Tillotson (s dot a dot tillotson at warwick dot ac dot uk)