Call for Papers

Submit Proposals

Apply for Scholarships/Grants

Symposium Program

Symposium Costs & Registration

Booking Extra Plays

Travel & Accommodations

 

Membership in the

International Shaw Society

& ISS Discounts

 

 

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I love a debate.

 

You Are Invited

To

The Seventh Annual

Summer Shaw Symposium

 

at The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

23-24-25 July 2010

www.shawfest.com

 

Sponsored by

the Academy of the Shaw Festival

and the International Shaw Society†††

 

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†††† Especially with myself.

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Scholars and devotees of Shaw will gather to hear academic papers

and talks from actors/directors/designers,

participate in discussions,

and see both The Doctorís Dilemma and John Bullís Other Island.

 

 

 

THE SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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†††††††† ††††††††††††††††The Shaw Festival Theatre

 

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††††††††††††††††††† †††The Royal George Theatre

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†††† ††††††††††††††††The Court House Theatre & Cenotaph

 

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:

The symposium will convene from 5:00 to 6:00 on Friday afternoon, July 23, at the Shaw Festival for a short welcome and social gathering (wine & cheese), allowing time for participants to have dinner either on their own or at a designated restaurant as a group and then attend The Doctorís Dilemma at the Festival Theatre at 8:00 pm.†† Saturday, July 24, will be occupied with speakers and panel discussions in the morning and afternoon, with a picnic lunch on the Festival patio in between, and seeing John Bullís Other Island at 8:00 pm in the Court House Theatre.On Sunday, July 25, there will be a session of speakers in the morning, concluding with a brief meeting of the International Shaw Society.There will be at least one session on staging Shaw with actors/directors/designers from the Shaw Festival on either Saturday or Sunday or perhaps on both days.An extra play or two could be booked on Sunday afternoon and evening.To see the Playbill for the entire 2010 season, go to www.shawfest.com/?docid=Playbill.

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SYMPOSIUM COSTS AND REGISTRATION:

TO REGISTER for the Shaw Symposium, either as a presenter or not, please contact the Shaw Festival Box Office at 1-800-511-7429, extension 1302.  Festival Members can order now, but non-members must wait until January 16.For updating of the Symposium program and other details, visit the ISS website at http://www.shawsociety.org/.A price list is posted at http://www.shawfest.com/Home/Shaw-Enriched/Shaw-Symposium. Registration is $260 Canadian per participant ($235 Canadian for ISS members) for Platinum Tier seats in the Festival Theatre and Gold Tier seats in the Court House Theatre, or, for Red Tier seats in the Festival and Blue Tier Seats in the Court House, $225 per participant ($200 for ISS members).A tax may be added on to this (itís being debated in the legislature).This includes the wine & cheese reception on Friday, sessions both Saturday and Sunday, a picnic lunch on Saturday, and a Platinum or Gold orRed or Blue seat (your choice) for The Doctorís Dilemma on Friday night and for John Bullís Other Island on Saturday night.†† The ISS discount is available to anyone who is a member ofthe society (see below).†† Seating charts are available at http://www.shawfest.com/Home/Buy-Tickets/Seating-Charts. If you run into any difficulties registering, call Suzanne Merriam at 1-800-657-1106, ext. 265 or email her at smerriam@shawfest.com.††

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BOOKING EXTRA PLAYS:

The only plays included in the registration price are the two Shaw plays, on Friday and Saturday nights.Additional tickets for Shaw performances (and other plays) can be purchased by phoning the Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 or ordering online at www.shawfest.com.†† You can order extra tickets for the Shaw plays or tickets for other plays when you are registering for the Shaw Symposium.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.  See the Shaw Festival website for links under ďPlan Your VisitĒ that will assist: www.shawfest.com.†† Passports are needed on visits to Canada.

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MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL SHAW SOCIETY:

You need not be a member of the International Shaw Society to attend or participate in the Shaw Symposium (typically, about half are not members, in fact), but, if you wish to be eligible for the discount mentioned above, as well as other discounts, information about membership is available at http://www.shawsociety.org/ (or go directly to http://www.shawsociety.org/2009-Membership-Form-&-Benefits.htm).†† A meeting of the ISS will be held at the Symposium, and non-members are welcome to attend as prospective members.††

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SUBMIT PROPOSALS: Proposals for papers and panel discussion topics (focused as much as possible on The Doctorís Dilemma and John Bullís Other Island, or on comparisons between them and other plays in the Festival repertory) should be sent  to Dr. Leonard Conolly, preferably as an attachment to an email (lconolly@trentu.ca), or by mail to Professor Leonard Conolly, Department of English, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8.Include a 300-500 word abstract.Those applying for scholarships/grants should submit additional information (see below).†† Deadline is April 15, 2010.†††††††††††††††

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RONALD BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS & ISS TRAVEL GRANTS,

OFFERED IN TANDEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH

THE ANNUAL SUMMER SHAW SYMPOSIUM AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL

Downloadable or Printable Application

 

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The Shaw Festival and the International Shaw Society are offering up to three scholarships/grants to young scholars to attend the Seventh Annual Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on the-Lake, Ontario, from July 23 through July 25, 2010.These scholarships/grants, to begin with, will pay the registration fee of $200 (which includes an A+ ticket to each of the two Shaw plays).In addition, the Shaw Festival's Ronald Bryden Scholarships will provide free accommodation during the three days of the Symposium. The Bryden Scholarships commemorate the late Ronald Bryden (1927-2004), long-time Literary Adviser to The Shaw and a founding member of the ISS.The ISS Travel Grants may also help with transportation expenses (see application form below).†††

 

ELIGIBILITY

Generally, any young scholar 40 or under may apply, whether student or faculty or independent.Students should be registered at a recognized degree-granting institution.Preference will be given to applicants who are also submitting a proposal for a paper to be given at the 2010 Summer Shaw Symposium.††

 

 

APPLICATION

Applicants for the scholarship/grant should send, all in one document and in this order, a covering letter, an application form, an abstract, and a current c.v. (see below) to the selection committee by attachment to an email to Professor Leonard Conolly at lconolly@trentu.ca or by mail to Dr. Conolly at the Department of English, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8.Proposals for papers should go to the same addresses.

 

 

DEADLINES:

     Deadline for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is April 15, 2010.

    Deadline for grant/scholarship applications is also April 15, 2010.

    Candidates will be notified no later than May 15, 2010 regarding the acceptance of their paper proposal and grant/scholarship application.

 

 

ISS MEMBERSHIP: You need not be a member of the ISS to apply for this grant/scholarship.Non-members who receive a scholarship/grant will be given a free membership to the ISS for 2010 & 2011.††††

 

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR

ISS TRAVEL GRANTS & BRYDEN SCHOLARSHIPS

CLICK HERE FOR A FORM PRINTABLE ON ONE PAGE

OR THAT CAN BE DOWNLOADED.

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