Programme for RAPPT 2014


All Conference Events to take place at
The University of Notre Dame in London
1 Suffolk Street London
SW1Y 4HG

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Saturday, June 28

10-10.45 Registration and coffee

10.45 -11.00 Welcome

11.00-12.30 Panel I

12.30-2.00 Lunch (and RAPPT business meeting)

2.00-3.30 Panel II

3.30-4.00 Tea

4.00-5.30 Panel III

5.30-6:30 Reception

6:30-7:30 Performance

Sunday, June 29

10.00-11.30 Panel IV

11.30-12.00 Coffee

12.00-1.30 Panel V

1.30-2.30 Lunch provided

2.30-4.00 Roundtable

4:30 until… Drinks and merriment at nearby pub

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Panel I: Amateur Dramatics, Crafting Communities in Time and Space

Helen Nicholson: Amateur Dramatics in Urban Utopias

Jane Milling: Arcadian Amateurs and Rural Workers in post WWII Devon

Nadine Holdsworth: Staging  Place and Heritage: HMS Collingwood’s Henry V at Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard (2013)

 

Panel II: Case Studies

Carolyn D. Williams: The Fine Art of Breaking Even: Or, It Can’t Be a Fire Risk if it’s Shakespeare

Janet Mcgaw: “A Culture of Our Own”: The role of the Snowy Mountains Authority in the early life of Cooma Little Theatre

Fiona Brennan: Selling a Town’s Dramatic Zeal: Josephine Albericci and the Kerry Drama Festival

 

Panel III: Adventures on the Pro-Am Cusp

David Coates: The Economics of Society Theatricals in the Nineteenth Century

Grace Smith: “Professional Amateurs”: Making Ends Meet as a Full-Time Non-Professional Actor in 1940s Ontario and Quebec

Tom Phillips: Adventures on the pro-am cusp

 

Panel IV: Case Studies–Women and Amateur/Private Performance (15-minute papers)

Eileen Curley: Charitable Ticket Sales: The Changing Role of the Patroness System and Audience Access to Nineteenth-Century Theatricals in New York.

Emma Whipday: “Pins and Points”: Amateur Performance and Neighbourhood Discord in Early Modern England

Heather Fitzsimmons Frey: “So ready to sell us to the first bidder:” Challenging Girls’ Economic Dependence  through Subversive Victorian Fairy Tale At Home Theatricals

Anne-Claire Michoux: ‘She suffered to see inserted, “Lady Townly by Miss Ellis”’ (The Wanderer): the perils of the stage for amateur actresses

 

Panel V: Historiography (15-minute papers)

David Worrall: The Complexity of Location: Amateur Performance as Social Assemblage

Georgina Lock: Holding the Audience: A 1764 Hackney Schoolboy Production of the Siege of Damascus

Oskar Cox Jensen: The Song’s the Thing: Vicarious Thespianism via the Late – Georgian Ballad Trade

Jay Paul Skelton: Stanislavsky and Amateur Opportunities

 

Roundtable: Practice-Based Research and/or Good Theatre

Elizabeth Wright, Judith Hawley, and Mary Isbell