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> Conference Announcement
>
> The Comic in Shakespeare Conference
> 28 to 30 June 2001, Canterbury, United Kingdom
>
> 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.
>
> The Programme:
> - Francois Laroque, `Saturnalian comedy: Falstaff and
> Cleopatra';
> - Scott Fraser: `Shakespeare's early Clowns';
> - Carol Rutter: `Laugh? I could have cried';
> - Beatrix Hesse: `Comic communication patterns in
> Twelfth Night';
> - Iain Topliss: `Hamlet and Freud's joke book';
> - Marvin Krims: `Laughter and Cruelty in The Shrew';
> - Ann Blake: `The Taming of the Shrew: making fun of
> Katherine';
> - Molly Mahood: `Shakespeare's art of prior parody';
> - Michael Cordner: `Actors, annotators and Shakespearean
> comic dialogues'
>  - - 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
> Shakespeare's tragedies';
> - 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.
> For further details and registration forms please contact
> Magali Raynaud,
> School of English,
> University of Kent at Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NX, UK
> (email: [log in to unmask]).
>
> E-mail enquiries: [log in to unmask]
>
> Organized by: University of Kent at Canterbury
>
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