Love, Sex and Romance in Early Drama

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26 April 2014, University of Toronto

Robert Gill Theatre, Drama Centre

214 College Street, Toronto, M5T 2Z9

 

11:00–12:00 pm     Session 1

Romance Plays and Romancing Plays
Professor Joanne Findon (Trent University) and
Dr Charlotte Steenbrugge (University of Toronto / University of Bristol)
       Chair: Professor David Klausner (University of Toronto)

12:00–1:30 pm     lunch break (no lunch is provided)

1:30–2:30 pm     Session 2

Sex and the Chicken Coop: On staging La farce du Poullier à six personnages’ juicy bits
Professor Mario Longtin (University of Western Ontario)
Sex and the Serva in the Recueil Fossard (Paris, 1580s)
Professor Rosalind Kerr (University of Alberta)
       Chair: Professor Alexandra Johnston (University of Toronto)

2:30–3:30 pm     Session 3

For when did friendship take / A breed for barren metal of his friend?’: Staging love as sterile currency in The Merchant of Venice
Erin Weinberg (Queen’s University)
The Genres of Consent: Bonduca and the Failure of Chivalry
Dr Andrew Bretz (University of Guelph / Wilfrid Laurier University)
       Chair: Professor Mario Longtin (University of Western Ontario)

3:30–4:00 pm     coffee and tea break

4:00–5:00 pm     Session 4

Roundtable with the directors and actors of Lancelot of Denmark and Of Winter and Summer
       Chair: Professor Joanne Findon (Trent University)

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