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Conference STR 2016

The Society for Theatre Research (STR) announces the conference “Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice: 1795-1843”. This conference will explore the Regency Era’s dance, music and drama from a wide range of historical and methodological perspectives.  The keynote address will be given by Celina Fox (The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment), and historical gesture specialist Jed Wentz (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) will present a lecture-performance.  In addition, the conference will open with an introduction by Iain Mackintosh (Architecture, Actor and Audience) at the remarkable Cambridge Festival Theatre (built in 1814), providing a rare opportunity for conference attendees to see an original surviving Regency three-level horseshoe auditorium.

For further details and to book the conference, please see: www.regencytheatre2016.com. Early bird rates end on 31 January 2016.

Convenors: Michael Burden, Michael Gaunt, Sarah Meer, Marcus Risdell, Vanessa L. Rogers, Barry Sheppard

From 29 to 30 July 2016
Downing College, University of Cambridge (GB)

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