Role and Rule: history and power on stage

International Conference, 6-8 February 2009
London, Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk

Keynote speakers:
Stephen Orgel (Stanford University)
Richard Wilson (Cardiff University)
Clare McManus (Roehampton University)

This conference will discuss the various modes of representation of monarchy in Tudor and Stuart England: more specifically, it focuses on how Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists staged England’s historical past and its political present by examining, through representations of past English monarchs, the role of Majesty and the relationship between subjects and power. This conference will highlight the celebration and praise lavished upon early modern monarchs in masques, triumphal processions, allegorical representations, and other theatrical forms such as public speeches.

Please notice: conference papers are expected to be 20 minutes in length

For further information on the conference, please contact:
(prof. Alessandra Petrina, Università di Padova)
(dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Globe Education)

for info about eating, shopping, entertainment

The conference is part of the Queen and Country Research Project.

Sponsored by
Università degli Studi di Padova
Globe Education
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo