Event: Marlowe in Performance: Then and Now

Date: 18 March 2014

Marlowe in Performance: Then and Now

Dr Sarah Dustagheer of MEMS is organising a symposium examining Marlowe’s plays on the 18 March, 12-5pm at the University of Kent. The event will see leading scholars examine Marlowe’s plays as performance texts, considering their staging in the early modern playhouse but also the interpretations of modern actors and directors. In its examination of the playwright’s dramaturgy, the symposium offers a discursive space to anticipate The Marlowe Theatre’s forthcoming Marlowe 450 season. Speakers and papers include:

Pascale Aebischer (Exeter), ‘Stanislavsky in the closet: the sub-text of the off-stage in Edward Hill-Gibbins’s Edward II (NT 2013)’

Andy Kesson (Roehampton), ‘Marlowe as early commercial theatre’

Georgina Lucas (Shakespeare Institute), ‘“They that shall be actors in this massacre”: staging massacre in The Massacre at Paris’

Laurie Maguire (Oxford), title tbc

Stephen Purcell (Warwick), ‘Improvisation in Doctor Faustus: A Practical Experiment in Clowning’

For further details and to book a free place, please email Sarah Dustagheer (s.dustagheer-463@kent.ac.uk).

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