Education - Students

2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference

June 18 to 20, 2015

Call for Papers 
We invite paper, session and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18 to 20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. The conference theme is “Language in Text and Performance.” All approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, including those based in the traditional arts of language (grammar, rhetoric, and logic), those based in contemporary theories of language communication (e.g. public sphere theory, speech pragmatics, speech act theory), and those based in performance (verse speaking, original practices, etc.). Please send proposals by January 31, 2015, to

Plenary Speakers
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

Plenary Panel
Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University)
Michael MacDonald (University of Waterloo)
Russ McDonald (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Conference Information 
The conference is a joint venture of the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival, and will bring together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance influences scholarship and vice versa. Paper sessions will be held at the University of Waterloo’s Stratford campus, with plays and special events hosted by the Stratford Festival. Conference goers will have the opportunity to attend performances of HamletThe Adventures of Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, and She Stoops to Conquer.


Andrea Gammon              
Director of Education      
Stratford Festival     

Kenneth J.E. Graham
Department of English
University of Waterloo

Alysia Kolentsis
Department of English

St. Jerome's University

University of Waterloo
Support for the conference is generously provided by Dr. Jules and Josephine Harris.










HamletThe Taming of the ShrewLove's Labour's LostThe Adventures of PericlesThe Sound of MusicCarouselThe Diary of Anne FrankThe PhysicistsPossible WorldsShe Stoops to ConquerOedipus RexThe AlchemistThe Last Wife