Renaissance Reincarnations in the Theatre

Renaissance Reincarnations in the Theatre 14 March 2013

Thursday 14 March 2013, 3.00PM to 7.00pm

Speaker(s): David Edgar and Tom Wright

A public rehearsal of scenes from Peter Whelan’s famous play The School of Night, led by local director Tom Wright, culminating in an interview with celebrated playwright David Edgar talking about his critically-acclaimed drama Written on the Heart. There will be an accompanying exhibition based around materials from the Peter Whelan archive owned by the University of York.

3-5pm ‘Performing Renaissance Personalities’: Directing The School of Night

An opportunity to observe the rehearsal process of our team of actors and director Tom Wright, as they prepare scenes from Peter Whelan’s The School of Night.

5-6pm Drinks Reception

6-7pm ‘Creating Renaissance Personalities’: Interview with David Edgar

Acclaimed playwright David Edgar talks with Professor Michael Cordner about the process of writing Written on the Heart, a modern play on the early modern Bible translator William Tyndale.

We would be delighted if you are able to join us for all or part of what promises to be an exciting afternoon and evening. The event is free of charge but we are asking all guests to register their interest in advance as there are a limited number of places available: to book, please email renaissance.reincarnations@gmail.com

Event Organisers: Dr Varsha Panjwani (York) and Dr Chloe Preedy (Cambridge)

This event is jointly funded by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York and the University of York Research Fund, and supported by the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

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Event details: Renaissance Reincarnations event details (PDF , 56kb)

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television - Theatre

Admission: The event is free of charge but we are asking all guests to register their interest in advance as there are a limited number of places available