In this two day conference, academics from France, the
United States, Germany, Australia and England will
discuss various aspects of comedy in Shakespeare's
plays. The conference will also host an after-dinner
lecture by the comic novelist Howard Jacobson.
Francois Laroque, `Saturnalian comedy: Falstaff and
Scott Fraser: `Shakespeare's early Clowns'
Carol Rutter: `Laugh? I could have cried'
Beatrix Hesse: `Comic communication patterns in
Iain Tipliss: `Hamlet and Freud's joke book'
Marvin Krims: `Laughter and Cruelty in The Shrew'
Ann Blake: `The Taming of the Shrew: making fun of
Molly Mahood: `Shakespeare's art of prior parody'
Michael Cordner: `Actors, annotators and Shakespearean
Howard Jacobson: `Hamlet or how to lighten up'
Sue Wiseman: `Comic violence in The Comedy of Errors
and The Merry Wives'
Bob Madison: `Killing Jack Cade'
Emma Smith: `Mirth in funeral: laughter and excess in
David Ellis: `Black comedy in Titus Andronicus'
The full cost of this conference, including bed (two nights),
full board, entertainment and the conference fee, is £130.
Organized by: University of Kent at Canterbury
School of English,
University of Kent at Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX, UK
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