CFP: Reanimating Playbooks symposium

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It’s shaping up to be a busy spring in Stratford!  A month before our conference convenes, the Shakespeare Institute will host a one day symposium on editing, Renaissance plays, and performance. Check out the CFP below – the deadline is two weeks today. Info on registration for auditors will be released in just a few … Continue reading


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 Friends, we’d like to admit our own folly. Whereas we previously advertised the closing date for presenters as Friday 25th April and auditors as Friday 23rd May, and the conference as ‘The British Shakespeare Graduate Conference’, these were incorrect. We’d like to reassure you all that the closing dates for both are Thursday 25th April … Continue reading

Registration is open!

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Friends, postgrads, countrymen…lend us your abstracts!   We come to open BritGrad registration.   The research that men do lives after them,   The best is often entered in their papers,   So let it be with BritGrad.     (What are you waiting for? Get registering now! See the CFP and poster for more details.) … Continue reading

Q: To be or not to be with BritGrad 2013 at the RSC?

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Now, for the announcement you have all been waiting for…it’s time for some theatre!  We are delighted to announce that we have secured tickets for BritGrad 2013’s much-anticipated RSC production–the Thursday, June 6th performance of Hamlet starring Jonathan Slinger, directed by David Farr.  More information on the production can be found at the following link:  Tickets are sold on … Continue reading

BritGrad 2013 Registration News

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Attention delegates! Registration for BritGrad 2013 opens on Friday 25 January and closes on Thursday 25 April. Auditors have until Thursday 23 May to apply. Places–and theatre tickets–are limited so be sure to register early!  Late fees will be incurred for any applications received after these dates.   Keep watching this space for more specific … Continue reading

BritGrad 2013 News!

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Hello all, We’re very pleased indeed to announce that BritGrad 2013 will convene June 6-8. Mark your calendars now! In other news, we have a new committee about to plan another excellent conference, chaired this year by Cathleen McKague. For more info on the core and sub-committees, head over to the About Us section of … Continue reading

Confirmed: Martin Butler

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The committee are pleased to announce the addition of another acclaimed plenary speaker to the 2012 programme! Martin Butler (MA, PhD Cambridge) is Professor of English Renaissance Drama at the University of Leeds. He joins BritGrad to discuss his most recent AHRC-supported project, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson for which he is … Continue reading

Richard III at the RSC

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BritGrad is pleased to announce this year’s play offering is Shakespeare’s Richard III. Roxana Silbert (Birmingham Rep (designate) Artistic Director, RSC Associate Director) directs, Ti Green designs. Specific casting not yet announced, but we do know that the actors will also perform in A Soldier in Every Son – An Aztec Trilogy, a Compañía Nacional … Continue reading

2012 Conference Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce that BritGrad 2012 will convene at The Shakespeare Institute June 14-16. Returners:  Mark your calendars and get ready to share what you’ve been working on since last spring. Newcomers:  Mark your calendars and introduce us to your research. [Call for papers and more information in the coming weeks.]

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