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International Congress for Medieval Studies, Leeds

12-15 July 2010


Records of Early English Drama

Sponsored Sessions

The IMC¹s special theme of travel and exploration for 2010 holds special
appeal for those working in the field of early theatre across conventional
chronological and geographical boundaries. In the exploration of varying
forms of early entertainment, notions of travel can be viewed at many
different levels of focus. From the close-up itinerary of a cycle play
travelling through the streets of York, to the wide-angle view of patrons
using travelling performing troupes to express wealth and power, the study
of drama as it was performed is a study of travel. These sessions will
consider the manifold ways in which travel can define the study of early
English and continental entertainment, from the Middle Ages and beyond to
1642.

Possible topics include:

·Patrons and performers on the road: itineraries, intersections,
motives for travel

·Routes, transportation methods, locating performance venues

·Cultural exchange: cross-channel and continental touring

·Loci of control: how patrons established authority through personal
travel, marriage, land acquisition, and how the use of performing troupes
engaged with these efforts

·Challenges to travelling entertainers: geographical, religious, and
political.

·New technologies that enable the study of touring companies, digital
imaging and mapping

Proposals for 20-minute papers are now invited. E-mail submission is highly
encouraged: Please send 100 word abstracts and contact information to
either:



John A. Geck OR Sally-Beth MacLean

john.geck@utoronto.ca s.maclean@utoronto.ca


or c/o REED Project
150 Charles Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1K9
Canada


Deadline: 1 September 2009



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