Centre for Renaissance Studies Annual Conference



11th and 12th OCTOBER 2003



sponsored by

The Centre for Research in Renaissance Studies / The National Centre for Research in Children's Literature / The Schools of Arts, English and Modern Languages, and Humanities and Cultural Studies




Saturday 11 October


Registration (Adam Room, Grove House, Froebel)


Welcome (The Portrait Room, Grove House)


(The Portrait Room, Grove House)
The Turner Annual Renaissance Studies Lecture
Catherine Belsey (University of Cardiff, UK): Shakespeare and the Boys




Panels (Seminar Rooms, Grove House)

SESSION A: Shakespeare for Children 1: The Lambs

Davood Khazaie & Morteza Khosronejad (Persian Gulf University/Shiraz University, Iran)
Techniques of Decentration in Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare

Boika Sokolova (Birkbeck College, London University, UK)
Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare in Bulgaria

Winifred. F. Yin (Tunghai University, Taiwan) A Polished Diamond: The Thurston- Thompson-Chiswick Shakespeare

SESSION B: Shakespeare, Childhoods, Performance I

Daryll Grantley (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK)
Perilous Childhood in the Tudor Interlude

Edel Lamb (Queen's University, Belfast, UK)
Theatrical Training, Education and Identity in the Children's Playing Companies of Renaissance London

Lucy Munro (King's College London, UK)
'His begging trade, and bastard faculty': Children's Companies and the Boy Actor in Early Modern England
Travis D. Williams (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Anti-Theatricalism and the Shakespearean Child Character

SESSION C: Shakespeare and Early Modern Childhoods I

Penny McCarthy (University of Glasgow , UK)
'I remember': The Prince in the Tower, Puck and Shakespeare's Childhood

Mark Lawhorn (University of Hawaii, USA)
The Authority of Youth in Love's Labour's Lost

Joseph Campana (Cornell University, USA)
King John: Or, Five Reasons to Kill a Child

Sudeshna Kar Barua (University of Calcutta, India)
Poor prattler? A Study of the Child and Power in Shakespeare

Claire Busse (La Salle University, USA) '
Too Mean a Subject': Child Murder in Early Modern English Literature




(The Portrait Room, Grove House)
Panel: Reimagining Shakespeare for Children: authors discuss their work
Chair: Naomi Miller (University of Arizona, USA)

Michael Rosen (UK, Shakespeare: His Work and World, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet)
Introducing Shakespeare's Worlds

Marcia Williams (UK, Mr William Shakespeare's Plays, Tales from Shakespeare: Seven Plays, Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare!)
Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!

Geraldine McCaughrean (UK, Stories from Shakespeare)
Killing Shakespeare

Bruce Coville (USA, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night)
Nutshells and Infinite Space: Stages of Adaptation




(The Portrait Room, Grove House) Plenary Lecture
Richard Burt (University of Florida US): Shakespeare and Child Culture



Session D: Shakespeare for Children 2: After the Lambs

Angela Courtney (Indiana University, USA)
Orson Welles's Everybody's Shakespeare

Ursula Schmidt ( Johannes- Gutenburg University, Mainz, Germany/University of Glasgow, UK)
Pedagogy, Poetry and Politics: Romeo and Juliet for Children

Jim Casey (University of Alabama, USA)
I'll met by moonlight, proud Tinkerbell': Community Theatre and the Disneyfication of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jessamy Harvey (Birkbeck College, University of London UK)
Translating, adapting and censoring Shakespeare for Spanish children during the Francoist Regime (1939-75)

Session E: Filming the Shakespearean Child

James Brown (Middlesex University, UK)
Sweet Dreams: Children in films of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jennifer Flaherty (University of North Carolina, USA)
Through a Child's Eyes: Children in Julie Taymor's Titus

Marta Minier (University of Hull, UK)
Chewing on Shakespeare: A Case Study of Jimmy Neutron: Child Genius

Janice Wardle (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
The Semiotics of Anxiety: An investigation of the representation of childhood absence and loss in Shakespearean film


Session F: Shakespeare and Early Modern Childhoods 2

Rodolphe Blet (University of Tours, France)
Pathos and Revelation through Childhood in Coriolanus

Jennifer Higginbotham (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Shakespearean Girlhoods: Gender and Childhood in Shakespeare's England

Patricia Lennox (New York University, USA)
Remembering Hamnet: Shakespeare's Mourning Memorial

Patricia Phillippy (Texas A&M University, USA)
'To eat the world's due': Procreation, Child-Loss and the Gendering of the Sonnet

Manuela S. Rossini (University of Basel, Switzerland/University of Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Inventing the 'innocent child': The Winter's Tale


Drinks Reception

Sunday 12 October


Plenary Lecture: (Kate Chedgzoy, University of Newcastle, UK)
The Lonely Boys: Love, loss and redemption in narratives of the Shakespearean surrogate family




Panel/Workshop; Shakespeare in Practice

Session 1:
Patrick Ryan and James Mayhew:
Paint a Story, Tell a Picture: Shakespearean Storytelling

Session 2:
(Sam Robinson and Colin Cox (Will & Company), Ed Wilson (National Youth Theatre) Peter Reynolds) Royal National Theatre/University of Surrey Roehampton):
Shakespeare and Theatre for Young People: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Kate May (USA):
Screening of Shakespeare's Children, a documentary film




(The Portrait Room, Grove House)
Plenary Lecture: (Carol Chillington Rutter University of Warwick, UK)
'Remind Me: How Many Children Had Lady Macbeth?'





Session G: Shakespeare, Childhoods, Performance 2

Pascale Aebischer (University of Leicester, UK)
Growing up with Shakespeare: the Memoirs of the Terry Family

Claire Hind (University of Hull, Scarborough, UK)
Narrative Treatments of Shakespeare in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Signing The Tempest

Peter Lubrecht ( New York)
'Creating a New Social Reality for Shakespeare: A Directorial Method for Youth Theatre using Patrick Tucker's 'Acting Cues'

Session H: Shakespearean Pedagogies

Amanda Piesse (Trinity College Dublin, Eire)
Grammatical facts and textual truth in Titus Andronicus

Janet Bottoms (Homerton College, Cambridge, UK)
How Shakespeare Became a Subject

Ros King (Queen Mary's College, University of, London, UK)
The Impact of the Literacy Hour and of Ten Years of the National Curriculum on Shakespeare Teaching in British Primary and Secondary Schools

Sergio Amigo and Luis Gayol (London, UK)
Stormy Shakespeare in the Pampas

Session I: Shakespeare in Children's Literature

Charles Cathcart:
"Enghles & Plaiers-Boyes": Antonia Forest and Shakespeare's Apprentice.

Chris Clark (University of Sunderland, UK)
King of Shadows: Dream, Reality and Selfhood

Pat Pinsent (University of Surrey Roehampton, London, UK)
Not for an age but for all time: The Depiction of Shakespeare in a Selection of Children's Fiction


Concluding Session: Feedback by Panel Chairs and open discussion


End of Conference


Dr Robert Shaughnessy
Drama, Theatre and Performance Drama,
University of Surrey Roehampton
Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PH

Tel: 0208 392 3414
Fax: 0208 392 3289

Susanne Greenhalgh
Senior Lecturer
Theatre and Performance
University of Surrey Roehampton
Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PH

Tel: 0208 392 3334
Fax: 0208 392 3289

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