Keynote: “Shakespeare in a Changing World,” The Shakespearean Theatre Conference, Stratford Festival and University of Waterloo, Canada  

June 15-18, 2022

The 4th Shakespearean Theatre Conference, “Shakespeare in a Changing World,” will take place at Stratford Festival, Canada, from June 15-18, 2022. In the wake of the pandemic’s great interruption, it will ask how the study and performance of Shakespearean theatre might respond to the rapid and very real changes we are witnessing, while also investigating the relationship of this theatre to the similarly rapid changes of Shakespeare’s time. 

     Alexa Alice Joubin will be giving the plenary lecture. The other two plenary speakers are Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival) and Brian Cummings (University of York). See the conference poster here

     The Shakespearean Theatre Conference is a joint venture of the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival, and brings together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance influences scholarship and vice versa. 

     The Festival has announced a 2022 season that includes Hamlet, Richard III, All’s Well That Ends Well (the last two in the beautiful new Tom Patterson Theatre), and Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, as well as two world premières: Hamlet-911, by Ann-Marie MacDonald, and 1939, by Jani Lauzon and Kaitlyn Riordan. 

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