Wednesday 2 March 2011

John Edward Taylor Visiting Fellow: Professor Joseph Roach (Yale University)

A theater historian and performance studies scholar, Joseph Roach is the author of The Player’s Passion:  Studies in the Science of Acting (1985), Cities of the Dead:  Circum-Atlantic Performance (1996) and It (2007).  He is the editor (with Janelle Reinelt) of Critical Theory and Performance (2nd edition, revised 2007) and Changing the Subject:  Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, 1959-2009 (2009).

5pm Tuesday, 8 March 2011
University Place 5.210 Masterclass: "Literary New Orleans: An Ambient Poetics"
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5pm Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Samuel Alexander A4
EAS Seminar Series: "'Mistaking Earth for Heaven': Eliza Linley's Voice"

All welcome, no booking necessary
Professor Roach writes: “Linley was a child-prodigy soprano who quit singing at the height of her fame at age 19 to marry Richard Brinsley Sheridan, who prevented her from singing in public.  Even so, her image as “The Saint” continued to circulate in paintings, poetry, and gossip throughout her life and beyond. I hope the talk will interest period specialists in the eighteenth century, but it should also speak to anyone with an interest in celebrity, performance, and the myth of Philomela, who persisted in telling her story even after her tongue was cut out.”

5pm Thursday, 10 March 2011
(room TBC)
Roundtable on theatre, performance, and celebrity in the early modern and modern Anglo-Atlantic world.

All welcome, no booking necessary

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