2004 – Program

Thursday, October 7

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Session 01: Forms of Heroism

  • David George, Urbana University, “Gods with Clay Feet: Tamburlaine, Sejanus, Coriolanus”
  • David Summers, Capital University, “Imitating the Sun: Selfhood and Narrative Fictions in Shakespeare’s Henry V and Marlowe’s Tamburlaine”
  • Michael Young, La Roche College, “Accio Temptation: Sorcerers and Scarlet Women for Marlowe’s and Shakespeare’s Time”

Session 02: Witnessing Family and Community Dramas

  • Edmund Taft, Marshall University, “Children as ‘Others’: Fathers on Trial in Measure for Measure”
  • Anthony Funari, Lehigh Valley College, “‘Whether Spirit of Greatness or of Woman Reign Most in Her’: Redefining the Tragic Female Role in Duchess of Malfi”
  • Russ Bodi, Owens College, “Shakespeare and Dekker, A Transubstantial View”

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Session 03: Shakespeare and Twentieth Century Drama

  • Angela E. Runciman, Binghamton University, “Hamlet’s Unsilent Lucidity; or, To Sleep! Perchance to Dream Like Pinnochio: Capek’s Hamlet Outside the Shakespeare Box”
  • Gabriel Rieger, Case Western Reserve University, “Waiting for Cleopatra: Early Modern Drama and the Theatre of the Absurd”

Session 04: The Work of the Audience

  • Hillary Nunn, University of Akron, “Blinding Revelations: Sightlessness and Spectatorship in King Lear and Revenge for Honour”
  • Krishna Wright, Marshall University, “Monstrous Others: The Moor and the Audience on Othello”
  • Kara Northway, Xavier University, “Stephen Harrison’s Arches of Triumph: Putting Readers to Work in Pageant Drama”

6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Special Event – Sponsored by the Helen C. Weinberger Center

Joseph McDonough’s Stone My Heart 

Stone my Heart is Joseph McDonough’s new theatrical adaptation of Othello. Mr. McDonough will discuss the challenges and problems of transforming Othello into a contemporary show. He will explore why anyone would attempt to contemporize Shakesepare. There will also be a reading of a scene, which will be the first time that any part of this play will be heard by an audience.

Joseph McDonough is the author of more than ten plays. Two have been nominated for the New Play Award of the American Theater Critics Association. His work has been produced in New York and California, and has had work performed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati.

Mr. McDonough will be the 2004-2005 Weinberger Playwright in Residence.

7:15 p.m.

Cocktail Party for the Holding Committee of the Ohio Shakespeare Conference.

Friday, October 8

8:30 a.m.-9:00a.m.

Continental Breakfast at the Kingsgate

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Address

  • Lars Engle, University of Tulsa, “Sovereign Cruelty in Montaigne and King Lear”

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

  • Coffee Break at the Kingsgate

11:00 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

Session 05: Public Language, Private Lives

  • Rosalynde Welch, “Conscience and the Shakespearean King: Private Conscience and Other Spaces in Henry VIII”
  • Elizabeth Ann Mackay, Miami University, “Uphold ever a regal rule”: Surrogacy, Surrogation, and Recuperating the Mother of Coriolanus”
  • Sandra Logan, Michigan State University, “Representing the Real: Historiography and Drama in Elizabethan England”

Session 06: Shakespearean and Non-Shakespearean Histories

  • Rick Smith, Kent State University Trumbull, “Translations of Prince Henry Stuart?: Drayton’s Polyolbion, Martyrology, and Beaumont & Fletcher’s The Island Princess”
  • James Forse, Bowling Green State University, “The Show Must Go On: Supressing Local Theatres and the Rise of Shakespearean Companies.”
  • Holly Wendt, Ohio University, “Reading Henry V Historically: Lost Longbows and Undone Unities at Agincourt”

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Lunch and OSC Business Meeting at the Kingsgate

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Joint Plenary Session

  • Linda Anne Charnes, Indiana University, “Operation Enduring Hamlet”
  • Don Hedrick, Kansas State University, “Either was the other’s mine’: Entertainment, Other-directedness, and Their Others”


3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break at the Kingsgate

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Plenary Address

  • Leah Marcus, Vanderbilt University, “Reading Race in Othello”

5:30a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Summary Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 9

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast at the Kingsgate

9 a.m.-10:25 a.m.

Special Event – Sponsored by the Helen C. Weinberger Center

Plenary Address

  • Gordon Dahlquist, “Glamour vs. Justice: The Stuart Masque as a Practical Model for Political Theatre in the 21st Century”

Gordon Dahlquist, a graduate of Reed College and

Columbia University’s School of the Arts, has lived and worked as a professional playwright in New York since 1988. He received Garland Playwriting awards for both Delirium Palace and Messalina, and the Joe Calloway Award from New Dramatists. He has been a member of New Dramatists, and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. His play, Babylon is Everywhere, adapts the Jonsonian Masque form for contemporary political purposes.

His works include: Messalina (Evidence Room, Los Angeles), Babylon Is Everywhere: A Court Masque (CINE, Schaeberle Theatre; Theatre Magazine), Delirium Palace (Evidence Room, Los Angeles; published in Breaking Ground), The Secret Machine (Twilight Theatre Company at Soho Rep), Vortex Du Plaisir (Ohio Theatre, WKCR’s “Manhattan Theatre of the Air”), Island Of Dogs (4th Street Theatre), Severity’s Mistress (Soho Rep. Theatre, New York University, winner of Primary Stages’ Bug & Bub award), Mission Byzantium! (American Globe Theater, New York Theatre Workshop) and Reticence (Horace Mann Theatre).

10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Coffee Break at the Kingsgate

11a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 07: Contexts for Early Modern Gender

  • Helga Duncan, Brown University, “‘Natural Rebellion’: The Containment of a Libertine in All’s Well That Ends Well”
  • Tripthi Pillai, Loyola University, “Tough Times, Tough Women: Working Women’s Networks in Early Modern England”
  • Debra Johanyak, University of Akron Wayne College, “Women, Islam, and the Turkish Threat in Tudor and Jacobean Drama”

Session 08: Reading Shakespeare Through His Rivals

  • Joseph Sullivan, Marietta College, “Brush Up Your Fletcher”
  • Lars Engle, University of Tulsa,”Doctor Faustus: Always Already Damned”
  • Robert Fleissner, Central State University, “Bargaining with Barnes?: The Nature of the Rival Poet in Shakespeare’s Sonnets Re-Viewed”

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch at the Kingsgate

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

A Pair of Presentations and Roundtables

  • Roundtable 01: Teaching Shakespeare: Shakespeare and Service Learning – Sponsored by Shakespeare and the Classroom, and conducted by Susan Oldrieve, Baldwin Wallace College, and Eva McManus, Ohio Northern
  • Roundtable 02: Julie Taymor’s Titus – Rebecca Lynn, Bucknell University, and A. J. Colaianne, Virginia Tech

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Plenary Address

  • Sara Eaton, North Central College, “Credit Relations and Chapman’s The Widow’s Tears”

4:00 p.m.-4:30pm

Coffee Break at the Kingsgate

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Plenary Address

  • David Riggs, Stanford University, “Shakespeare’s Rivalry with Marlowe”

6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Summary Panel Discussion