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Alternative Victorians and their Predecessors: New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Performance Research
You are warmly invited to Alternative Victorians and their Predecessors: New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Performance Research, a symposium to investigate current developments in theatre and performance research and scholarship relating to the long nineteenth century, and to consider ways forward.
This symposium focuses on papers exploring what has been called the ‘new theatre history’, innovative research methods and reconfigurations of theatre and performance history on both a national and global scale.
Speakers will include: Tracy C. Davis, Dan Rebellato, Kate Newey, Marty Gould, Baz Kershaw, and Catherine Hindson. The full schedule (subject to confirmation) can be found below.
The symposium is convened by the editors of Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film: Jim Davis, Janice Norwood, Patricia Smyth and Sharon Weltman.
Registration Fee: £15/ Postgraduates, £10 (includes lunch and refreshments, payable on the day, but please register your intention to attend in advance).
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10.10 – 11.10 PANEL 1
Work Time, Social Time, Leisure Time, Private Time
Tracy C. Davis (Northwestern University)
Performing time’s malleability: refractions on the ‘live’ in theatre/performance historiography.
Baz Kershaw (University of Warwick)
11.10 – 11.35 COFFEE
11.35 – 1.05 PANEL 2
Putting on a Show: Theatre and Performance at Port Sunlight, Bournville and New Earswick, 1889-1925
Catherine Hindson (University of Bristol)
The Machine is always Ready: An Analysis of 1890s Cycling Stunts
Kristin Smith (Queen Mary, University of London)
An Alternative ‘Roman Spectacle’: Emotional engagement strategies and adaptation of theatre into cinema at the turn of the 20th century
Emily Lord-Kambitsch (University College, London)
1.05 – 2.00 LUNCH
2.00 – 3.30 PANEL 3
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Visual Culture
Kate Newey (University of Exeter)
I’m Looking Through You: Second Thoughts on the Fourth Wall
Dan Rebellato (Royal Holloway University of London & Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Building Walls: Set Design, Urban Modernity, and the Spatial Imagination Elizabeth Corsun (Transylvania University)
3.30 – 4.00 TEA AND COFFEE
4.00 – 5.30 PANEL 4
Adaptation, Translation, and Theatrical Relocation
Marty Gould (University of South Florida, Marie Curie Fellow, Brunel University)
Wilde, Angel-Makers and In-Yer-Face Theatre: Alternative Readings of The Importance of Being Earnest
Kate Mattacks (UWE)
Versions of ‘Sensation’ in and beyond the Lord Chamberlain’s Collection
Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)
5.30 – 5.40 SHORT BREAK
5.40 – 6.00 GENERAL DISCUSSION/ROUND UP
6.00- 6.40 DRINKS RECEPTION
7.00 OPTIONAL DINNER at Le Gusta restaurant in the Warwick Arts Centre