North American British Music Studies Association

Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843

Conference

July 29-31, 2016

Downing College, University of Cambridge

www.regencytheatre2016.com

Scholars will present papers exploring the period’s dance, music and drama from a wide range of historical and methodological perspectives.  The keynote address, ‘London as Theatre: Entertainment for Free in the Regency City’, will be given by Celina Fox (The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment), and historical gesture specialist Jed Wentz (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) will present a lecture-performance on ‘Reconstructing Late Eighteenth-Century Acting’.  In addition, the conference will open with an introduction by Iain Mackintosh (Architecture, Actor and Audience) at the remarkable Cambridge Festival Theatre (built in 1814), providing a rare opportunity for conference attendees to see an original surviving Regency three-level horseshoe auditorium.

For further details and to book your place, please see:  www.regencytheatre2016.com

Hurry! Early Bird rates expire on 31 December!

Convenors: Michael Burden, Michael Gaunt, Sarah Meer, Marcus Risdell, Vanessa L. Rogers, Barry Sheppard