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Shakespearean Authorship Trust Conference 2014 - Sunday 23 November 2014



The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, presents Shakespeare - The French Connection.

Our conference this year will look at French references and historical characters in Shakespeare's plays, including Love's Labours Lost, Alls Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, Measure For Measure, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V.. Key scenes will be performed by some of our leading Shakespearean actors

Actors:
Richard Clifford, Derek Jacobi, Annabel Leventon, Mark Rylance, Angus Wright
Presenters:
Ros Barber, Julia Cleave, Emma Jolly, Bill Leahy

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Date: Sunday 23 November 2014
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (Tea and coffee available from 10:30)
Venue: Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside, London, SE1.
Tickets: £40 (including tea and coffee)
Booking: Shakespeare's Globe Box Office: Tel: 020 7401 9919
Booking opens: 15 October**

**Early booking advised as places are limited



Shakespearean Authorship Trust Conference 2013 - Sunday 24 November 2013



The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, presents Much Ado About Italy.

Our conference this year will challenge the assumption among orthodox scholars that Shakespeare was no true traveller. Topics covered will include the Author’s familiarity with Italian literature and the arts - including Roger Prior’s remarkable discovery of the Bassano frescos - and a presentation of the extensive researches of Richard Paul Roe in his landmark book The Shakespeare Guide to Italy - Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels.

Speakers:
Ros Barber (The Marlowe Papers and Shakespeare: the Evidence)
Julia Cleave (Trustee of the SAT)
Kevin Gilvary (Dating Shakespeare’s Plays, De Vere Society Chairman)
Jenny Tiramani (Theatre Designer and Costume Historian)
Alexander Waugh (Shakespeare Beyond Doubt?)
Hank Whittemore (The Monument, Associate of the SAT)

Members of the panel forum will also include advocates for Francis Bacon (Peter Dawkins The Shakespeare Enigma) and Henry Neville (John Casson Much Ado About Noting).

Click here for the programme schedule in pdf format.

Date: Sunday 24 November 2013
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (Tea and coffee available from 10:30)
Venue: Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside, London, SE1.
Tickets: £40 (including tea and coffee)
Booking: Shakespeare's Globe Box Office: Tel: 020 7401 9919
Booking opens: 15 October**

**Early booking advised as places are limited



Shakespearean Authorship Trust Conference 2012 - Sunday 18 November 2012



The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, presents Shakespeare and the Mysteries - There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

What are the implications for the Authorship Question of Shakespeare’s profound knowledge of Renaissance Neoplatonic and Hermetic traditions? These are present not only in pointed allusions to alchemy, astrology and magic, to Paracelsian medicine, the Platonic ascent of the soul, and the Music of the Spheres, but also in the initiatic patterns of transformation and rebirth which inform the deep structure of his dramas.

Speakers:
Ros Barber (The Marlowe Papers)
Julia Cleave (Trustee of the SAT)
Peter Dawkins (The Shakespeare Enigma)
Mark Rylance (Chairman of the SAT)
Susan Sheridan (The Merry Wife of Wilton)
Earl Showerman (President of the Shakespeare Fellowship)
Claire van Kampen (Shakespeare’s Globe Special Advisor on Early Modern Music)

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Shakespearean Authorship Trust Conference 2011



The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, hosted an advance screening of a major new authorship documentary, Last Will. & Testament at Shakespeare's Globe on Sunday 27 November, 2011.



Last Will. & Testament is a 90-minute film that explores the evolution of the authorship question since Shakespeare’s time, with particular reference to William Shakspere of Stratford and Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, though other candidates are discussed. The film’s director Lisa Wilson introduced the work and answered questions on it. (Lisa is a trustee of the SAT.) The film was shown in three parts throughout the day in order to give conference attendees proper time to digest and discuss the material as the day unfolded and to engage with guest speakers.



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Shakespearean Authorship Trust Gathering 2010
Shakinomics*: Building Bridges in Shakespeare Studies



This was presented by The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, at Shakespeare's Globe on Sunday 28 November 2010.

This day featured presentations, discussions and debate by academics, independent scholars, biographers and actors and concentrated on the issue of current themes in Shakespeare Biography.


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*Shakinomics [noun]
1.(functioning as singular) making new connections in Shakespeare Studies with particular reference to the cultural capital of Shakespeare; the Shakespeare industry, heritage, tourism, authority and authorship issues. The bringing together of and mutual respect for knowledge produced by academics, independent scholars, actors, directors, film makers, biographers and creative writers in the field of Shakespeare Studies. See also Shakespeare authorship question, 'Bardolatry', national identity, author attribution.
2. (pl) cross sector/disciplinary knowledge in Shakespeare Studies: "the Shakinomics of the project are excellent."



Shakespearean Authorship Trust Conference 2009


In 2009 the theme of the conference, held in conjunction with Brunel University, was Challenging Authority.


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Previous Conferences


In 2003 the theme of the weekend was Richard II. In the following year the conference was based on Measure for Measure.

The 2005 conference focused on Collaboration. Speakers at the conferences included Michael Wood, Prof Dan Wright from Concordia University, and Robin Williams.

Download Mike Llewellyn's lecture on Collaboration
Download the full report by Sarah Dustagheer from the conference.

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