In light of the recent events in the United States, most recently the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the undersigned community of medievalists condemns the appropriation of any item or idea or material in the service of white supremacy. In addition, we condemn the abuse of colleagues, particularly colleagues of color, who have spoken publicly against this misuse of history.
MRDS Sessions include the following:
Friday, 10 am, Session 189. Editing for the Classroom, Translating for the Stage: Making Medieval Drama Accessible to Modern Audiences
Organizer: Frank M. Napolitano, Radford Univ.
Presider: Andrew M. Pfrenger, Kent State Univ.–Salem
Claire Sponsler, University of Iowa. The Queen’s Dumbshows: John Lydgate and the Making of Early Theater. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
Christopher Crosbie. “The Longleat Manuscript Reconsidered: Shakespeare and the Sword of Lath.” English Literary Renaissance 44.2 (Winter 2014), 221-240.
Christopher Matusiak. “Elizabeth Beeston, Sir Lewis Kirke, and the Cockpit’s Management during the English Civil Wars.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews 27 (2014), 161-191.
Finding Sources: Play Texts and Archives
Thursday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. Session 30. Bernhard 106.
Organizer: Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, and Matthew Sergi, Records of Early English Drama
Presider: David N. Klausner, Univ. of Toronto
REED: The Last Fifty Years
Alexandra F. Johnston
REED: The Next Fifty Years
The Macro Plays in Georgian England
Gail McMurray Gibson, Davidson College
Respondent: Matthieu Bonicel, Bibliothèque nationale de France
MRDS Sponsored Sessions
New Approaches to Performance Practice: Process, Theory, Technique
Friday, May 9, 3:30 p.m. Session 293. Schneider 1120.
Organizer: Carolyn Coulson, Shenandoah Univ.
Presider: Carolyn Coulson
“Who is that pypys so poore?”: Adapting Medieval Drama for Modern Undergraduates
Bernard Lewis, Murray State Univ.
Relearning the Text through Performance Using Rowley’s Birth of Merlin
J. Case Tompkins, Purdue Univ.
Observations from an Accidental Experiment in Reconstructed Performance Conditions