While there may be some rain, the weathermen portend temperatures in the 70s this weekend in St. Louis for the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America. This is the second time I will be attending, and I am much more nervous this go around as I am presenting draft dissertation ideas to critics who have celebrity status for me as literary historians. I’ll be live-tweeting this weekend (@ElizETavares) as best and as relevantly as I can; you can follow along with the conference using the hashtag #ShakeAss14. We will probably get in too late tonight to make the Shakespeare Bulletin reception at staged reading of John Fletcher’s Monsieur Thomas. Panels I am aiming to attend include the following based on the current program schedule.
- 10:00 am – 12:00pm: New and Revised Narratives of the Theatre*
- 1:30 – 3:00pm: Catastrophic Ecologies in Shakespeare’s Late Tragedies
- 3:30 – 5:30pm: Shakespeare and Theories of Spectatorship
- 6:00 – 8:00pm: Welcome Reception
- 9:00 – 10:30am: Radical Tragedy / Political Shakespeare, 30 Years Later
- 11:00 – 12:30pm: Shakespeare in Time
- 1:00 – 3:00pm: Annual Luncheon
- 3:30 – 5:30pm: Accidental Shakespeares or Performance, Print, and Politics in 1621 and Beyond
- 8:00 – 10:30pm: As You Like It Performance
- 11:00 – 12:30pm: Authorial Doubling
- 4:00 – 6:00pm: Contending with Shakespeare through Adaptation or Rules of Playing and Theatrical Culture in Early Modern England or Theatre and Neighborhood in Early Modern England
We’ll see you in St. Louis!