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Performance and Symposium on 'What signifies a theatre?': Private Theatricals, 1780-1820

Posted on 05/12/2010
Court Oberon

‘What signifies a theatre?’
 Private Theatricals, 1780-1820

Performance:   Friday 10th December 2010, 6-8pm
Symposium:   Saturday 11th December 2010, 9am-7pm

While all but forgotten now, private theatricals were at the heart of country house display and seasonal festivity in Jane Austen’s time.  On the evening of 10 December, students from Royal Holloway, University of London’s department of drama will recreate the magic of private theatricals in their adaptation of Frances Sheridan’s The History of Nourjahad. The symposium will bring together scholars working on a range of issues related to this forgotten art, and will close with a reception and rehearsed reading of dialogues by Jane Austen.

Speakers include Abigail Anderson, Stuart Andrews, Helen Brooks, Michael Dobson, Elaine McGirr, Jane Milling and Helen Nicholson.

Performance only: £10
Symposium only: £35
Performance and Symposium: £45

For Chawton Programme and Conference Registration Form please visit the conference website or email j.hawley@rhul.ac.uk.


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