Perforum - Celebrating the year of Shakespeare
Wednesdays 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
Perforum events are open to the public and admission is free.
IS ROMEO MY COUSIN?: VISUAL IDENTITY IN ROMEO AND JULIET IN BAGHDAD
A Perforum presentation by Abas Eljanabi, activist, freelance director and stage designer from Iraq living and working in Manchester. Graduate of The University of Manchester where he received an MA in Drama, Abbas is a regular contributor to The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. He has collaborated widely with artists and ensembles both in the UK and internationally. Abas will examine contemporary references in the adaptation Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad by the Iraqi Theatre Company, which was presented at the RSC as part of World Shakespeare Festival.
KILLING PARIS: EDITING A SHAKESPEAREAN TEXT FOR PERFORMANCE
Dr. Ger Fitzgibbon is a former Head of Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC. He is also the chair of Griffiti Theatre Company and has co-edited Theatre Talk: Conversations with Irish Theatre Practitioners (2001, Carysfort Press). He is also the author of two plays Siobhan (1984, Cork Thseatre Company) and The Rock Station (1992, Soho Theatre Company). Ger considers issues of text, direction, performance and audience as they emerged from his recent editing of Romeo and Juliet for Corcadorca Theatre Company’s production at the Cork Opera House.
PERFORMING STYLES IN ROMEO AND JULIET
Professor Goran Stanivukovic is a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of English, UCC and a Professor of English Renaissance Literature at Saint Maryís University, Halifax, Canada. His publications include books and articles on various topics of Renaissance literature, the poetry and drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and on the Renaissance and contemporary fiction. Goran has presented papers at conferences and has lectured in Europe and North America. He is currently writing a book on Shakespeare’s earliest plays.
The presentation will address the intimate and productive connection between language and performance space in Shakespeare's first most successful tragedy, and it will shed light on how Shakespeare exploits the capacity of language as itself a matter of performance.
Coordinator of Perforum Events and Talks
Dr. Aleksandar Dundjerovic
Head of Drama and Theatre Studies