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BSA programme - Sunday 2nd September


Registration, Rootes Social Building (building 49 on the campus map).

9.30-11am Session 1

Choose one from 1.1 Filming Shakespeare’s Plays: A Process of Reduction or Englargement Humanities H545

A seminar convened by E.A. Davies, Pershore, and Jose Ramon Diaz Fernandez, University of Malaga. Auditors welcome

1.2 Practical Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Humanities H003

A seminar convened by Hillary Fogerty, Mercyhurst College. Auditors welcome

1.3 Three short papers on the treatment of Shakespeare's texts Humanities H058

chaired by John Jowett, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

The Landscape of Shakespeare: Portrayals of Britain in Nineteenth-century Shakespeare Criticism

Mark Hollingsworth, University of Nottingham

Shakespeare Editing for Beginners: Dumbing-down or Making Accessible

Jan Sewell, University of Warwick

Shakespeare on His Mind: Annotating Quotations in Modern Editions of the Eighteenth-century Novel

Kate Rumbold, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

1.4 Two short papers on intercultural approaches to Shakespeare Humanities H203 chaired by John Drakakis, University of Stirling

 “Take you the marks of her, the colour of her hair, complexion, height, age”: The Idea of “Race” in the RSC’s Complete Works, Amanda Penlington, University of the West of England

"Adding colours to the chameleon": Asta Nielsen's Hamlet Restored, Tony Howard, University of Warwick


1.5 Lessons in Equity through Shakespeare’s Dialogues and Trials: an interactive session to include hands-on engagement with practical examples of scriptwriting and performance currently employed at the School of Law at Warwick Humanities H244

Gary Watt, University of Warwick


Coffee Warwick Arts Centre Foyer 


11.30am-12.30pm Session 2

Editing Shakespeare: a debate Arts Centre Conference Room

Stanley Wells, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Jonathan Bate, University of Warwick, chaired by Henry Woudhuysen, Kings College London


Self-service Lunch Rootes Social Building

Free to all delegates



3.1 Nineteenth-Century Shakespeare: a seminar (90 minutes) Humanities H244

Convened by Kathryn Prince, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Auditors welcome.

3.2 Music i' the Air (90 minutes) Arts Centre Conference Room

With Ilona Sekacz, RSC composer, Heather Wastie (soprano, recorders), David Ponsford (virginals/keyboard), led by Gabrielle Byam-Grounds (flute/piccolo)

An interactive session with live musical illustrations and informal vocal workshop: change and continuity in the interpretation of Shakespeare's musical stage directions and the influence of prevailing musical taste over productions through the centuries.



3.3 Adapting Shakespeare into Manga (60 minutes) Humanities H003

Emma Hayley, SelfMadeHero

3.4 Two short papers on Shakespeare in his cultural context (60 minutes) Humanities H203

“Thou art my boy”: Manipulation and the Early Modern Mother

Penelope Freedman, Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare In Company

Bart Van Es, St Catherine’s College Oxford


2.45-3.45pm Session 4 Arts Centre Conference Room

Interpreting a Shakespeare Part: An Actor's Perspective

Oliver Ford Davies, chaired by Stanley Wells



Close and Tea, Warwick Arts Centre Foyer



Hamlet, directed by Laurence Olivier (1948), Warwick Arts Centre Cinema

Tickets may be purchased at the Arts Centre Box Office (delegates will receive a £2 discount)