The annual Medieval English Theatre conference will take place in the University of Glasgow in 2017 on the theme "Cultures of Performance: a Celebration of the Work of Philip Butterworth*". The conference day will divide roughly into two halves, the first offering a range of short papers looking at performance questions raised by individual case-studies, the second considering broader theoretical questions raised by the discussion of medieval playing and its conventions. Speakers include John Marshall (Bristol), Sarah Carpenter (Edinburgh), Thomas Pettit (Odense), Katie Normington (Royal Holloway, University of London). Coffee, lunch and tea will be provided within the conference fee.
The day will be preceded in the same location by a Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium run by the Early English Drama and Performance Network (registration free but space limited). For details and registration see https://earlyenglishdrama.wordpress.com.
The annual Medieval English Theatre dinner will take place in a restaurant near the conference venue on the evening of Friday 24 March. The cost of dinner is not included in the registration fee, and individuals will be asked to meet their own bills. Please indicate whether you wish to attend.
A list of university-recommended hostels, hotels, and bed-and-breakfast accommodation is available on the Medieval English Theatre website, and those wishing to book overnight accommodation should do so privately. See www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/meth/meetings.html
Medieval English Theatre will meet the registration fees of the first two postgraduate students to register, so please indicate your status on the application form.
*Philip Butterworth was one of the founding member of Medieval English Theatre. He spent the majority of his career in the Drama Department at Bretton Hall College, and is now Visiting Research Fellow in the University of Leeds. His publications include:- Staging Conventions in Medieval English Theatre (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), Magic on the Early English Stage (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), Theatre of Fire: Special Effects in Early English and Scottish Theatre (London: The Society For Theatre Research, 1998).