VIDEO FOOTAGE OF EDWARD III SYMPOSIUM
EDWARD III SYMPOSIUM - JANUARY 2015
While, since the turn of the last century, the play’s disputed authorship has resulted in it being rarely performed, EDWARD III clearly offers a springboard for vigorous discussion. English Renaissance plays were written to be experienced by an audience in a live, contemporary setting. Known mostly today through scholarly enquiry, Edward III now requires research methods that build on what editors have told us about the play to confront Edward III as a living artefact, rather than a literary fossil.
This symposium sought to do this; by discovering both the play’s thematic links to Shakespeare's Histories and its dramatic, physical, visual and musical potential as a self-contained drama. Through two days of academic papers and workshops, with Propeller ensemble working practically with the script, informed with comment and debate from speakers and audience, the event was invigorating, exciting and revealing.
Video footgage of both days will shortly be available on Your Yube.