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Staging History: A One-day Symposium

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Life Sciences Building, Room G13

Tyndall Avenue

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Staging History

26th April 2019: G13, Life Sciences Building, University of Bristol

This one-day symposium brings together playwrights, historians, and theatre professionals. Themes for discussion include:

Theatre as practice-based historical research

Interactive histories

Historical performance as entertainment

Ethics, ‘truthfulness’, and accuracy in theatrical performances

The functions and purposes of performing histories

Musical theatre, dance, film, and spoken word


9-9:30 Registration

9.30 – 10.30 Keynote

Laura Purcell-Gates and David Turner: ‘Performing the Freak: A dialogue between Theatre and History about Monstrosity’

10.30 – 11.30 Historical Place

Iqbal Husain:‘Plays about South Asia and the First World War’

Liz Haines: ‘Lifeblood: Remixing mining history on the Copperbelt’

11.30 – 11.45 – Break

11.45 – 1.15 Staging Nineteenth-Century French Melodrama

Kate Astbury:‘Translating Melodrama’

Sarah Burdett:‘Melodrama Restaged, Learning to Speak with the Body’

Diane Tisdall: ‘Prisoners’ Theatre Music: A Collaborative Melodrama Score’

1.15 – 2.15 – Lunch.

2.15 – 3.15 Heritage

Robin Baillie: ‘Young people ‘acting up’ with Scottish history and the National Galleries of Scotland’s Scottish art collection

Paul Clarke: The Lost Palace: performing the past, hearing and touching history where it happened

3.15 – 3.30 - Break

3.30 – 5 Playwriting and Performance

Jeanie Sinclair: ‘Ghosting Bones, Haunted Flesh: Performing the Archive’

Lucy Munro and Emma Whipday: Making Early Modern ‘Verbatim Theatre’, or, Keep the Widow Waking’

Stephen Hornby: ‘“Stand up if you’re gay!” The Burnley Buggers’ Ball: The dilemmas of dramatizing political history’

5 – 5.45 – Roundtable

This event is part of the AHRC leadership project ‘Creative Histories of Witchcraft’.

Read more at http://creativewitchcraft.wordpress.com

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