We are so excited to share the provisional schedule for #NRNMarkingTime! Please note that this may be subject to change. In any case, we cannot wait to see you all on 21 June! Don’t forget that you can still register here.
NRN Marking Time: Schedule
||Parallel Session A
||Parallel Session B
||Welcome: Ella Hawkins and Rachael Nicholas
Professor Elizabeth Schafer: ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’: Adventures in Marking Time
||Re-telling historical stories through 21st-century practice
Chair: Ella Hawkins
- Naomi Paxton: Making room, finding space: explorations of the work of women theatre professionals in WW1
- Matthew Schlerf: Activating the discourse of An Adventure, 1789-2017
Chair: Chris Dingwall-Jones
- Ysabel Clare: Timelines as a research tool: spatial sorting and temporal sequences
- Rachael Nicholas: New Media, Unfamiliar Methodologies: Understanding the Online Reception of Theatre Broadcasts Through Audience Research
||Time, experience, and performance
Chair: Rachael Nicholas
- Alessandra Montagner: Temporality, Experience and The Event: Time marking us
- Maiada Aboud: Title TBC
- Nik Wakefield: Some Time-specificities of Performance
|Time in literature
Chair: Robbie Hand
- Martin Young: Stage Managing Wasted Time: As You Like It and Theatre’s Industrial Temporality
- Jennifer Hardy: The womb of time: Untimely Birth in Shakespeare’s Richard III
- Carlo Vareschi: The Reluctant Anarchist: wage labour, capital and time in Tom Stoppard’s Albert’s Bridge and If You’re Glad I’ll Be Frank
||Time and identity
Chair: Claire Read
- Chris Dingwall-Jones: Seven times a day will I praise You: Christian liturgy and the temporal performance of identity
- Corinne Furness: ‘I knowed all Hamlet by heart’: Fracturing time and identity in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s community plays
- Simon Bell: Retrogardism: Re-mythologising the European Traumatic Historical in the Present
|Shakespeare’s time as source material
Chair: Rachael Nicholas
- Robbie Hand: ‘Why is everybody so obsessed with text?’: Emma Rice, the Globe, and theatre history in practice
- Ella Hawkins: Negotiating the gap of time: developments in Jacobethanism through the history of stage and costume design for Shakespeare
- Robin Craig: AIDs, Section 28 and Queer Futurity
Happy Monday, everyone! We’re delighted to announce that registration for #NRNMarkingTime is now OPEN!
You can register here via Eventbrite.
Attendance at the symposium is free. Lunch can be provided for attendees for a fee of £4.50, payable on the day of the event. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like us to provide lunch for you, and if you have any dietary requirements!
We’re also delighted to share Professor Elizabeth Schafer’s plenary title and abstract ahead of #NRNMarkingTime. See below, and get excited!
‘Slipping Through My Fingers’: Adventures in Marking Time
In 1999 Mamma Mia repositioned ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’ – Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s lament for the passing of time – and brought that song to new audiences. The potential layering of time in this song’s new manifestation(s) will be explored alongside the impact of Mamma Mia in enabling Phyllida Lloyd’s anachronistic, all women Shakespeares. Early modern theatre practices that attempt to mitigate against time ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’ such as Caroline playwright Richard Brome scoring his play texts for readers; Ben Jonson’s invention of – ; contrast with the creative anachronism of Shakespeare’s Romans who wear doublets (or women’s prison boilersuits) and who demonstrate some of the pleasures of historically intercultural performance.
Stay tuned for more details about the symposium soon…