Past event

Editing and Performance Series: Dr Nora Williams Interventionist Dramaturgy and Editorial Praxis in Early Modern Drama

The School of English Scholarly Editing Group invites you to a talk by Dr Nora J Williams (University of Essex) on ‘Interventionist Dramaturgy and Editorial Praxis in Early Modern Drama'.

To attend, please contact Harriet Archer on [email protected] to request a Teams link.

Dr Williams's monograph, Canonical Misogyny: Dramaturgies of Sexual Violence in Early Modern Performance, is under contract with Edinburgh University Press, and arises from her project Measure (Still) for Measure, “a practice-as-research project that uses Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, feminist performance theory, and physical theatre techniques to facilitate conversations about consent and rape culture with young people”.

Abstract from Dr Williams: “This talk draws upon my practice-as-research work investigating Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and its misogynist dramaturgy. Triangulating feminist theatre criticism and practice, physical theatre techniques, and Shakespeare's play, the project encourages participants to intervene in the playtext, often in radical ways. These interventions allow participants to interrogate Shakespeare's dramaturgy – the structures and logics of the play – and to feel empowered as storytellers in their own right. This practice-as-research work chimes with my argument that performance is always a kind of editorial praxis, and that theatre practitioners are themselves editors of plays in ways that have long been ignored or dismissed.”