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The Perception of Dramatic Character in History


10 March 2018

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Emma Depledge


Dr Emma Depledge (Unifr)

Dr Oliver Morgan (Unige)

Dr Maria Shmygol (Unige)


Prof. Emma Smith, Oxford


This cross-period workshop will explore the ways in which dramatic characters have been constructed, received and perceived at different points in literary history, from the highly unrealistic masked figures of Classical theatre to multimedia performances on contemporary stages. It is aimed at students working on drama in performance and print, regardless of period, and at students of literature interested in the history of reading and how the way we experience plays has changed over time. Topics to be discussed include: writing about different periods of dramatic history, performance styles across time, promptbooks versus playbooks, and research and theatre archives. The one-day workshop will consist of a lecture delivered by Prof. Emma Smith (Oxford), a 2hr workshop run by Smith, work-in-progress papers by doctoral students (with feedback from Smith and others) and a round-table discussion. Emma Smith is an internationally renowned expert in Shakespeare studies, performance studies and the relationship between printed and performed drama. She also works on the relation between film theory and performance.


University of Fribourg



Deadline for registration 08.03.2018
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