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Call for Papers

Submit Proposals

Apply for Scholarships/Grants

Deadline May 1, 2015

Symposium Program

Symposium Costs & Registration

Booking Extra Plays

Travel & Accommodations

 

Membership in the

International Shaw Society

 

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You Are Invited

To

The Twelfth Annual

Summer Shaw Symposium

 

at The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

24-25-26 July 2015

www.shawfest.com

 

Sponsored by

the Academy of the Shaw Festival

and the International Shaw Society    

 

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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 Shaw’s You Never Can Tell and Pygmalion.

You Never Can Tell on Sat. July 25 at 2pm and Pygmalion on Sun. July 26 at 2pm

 

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 for all registrants with a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 on Friday afternoon, July 24, at the Shaw Festival Theater for a short welcome and social gathering (wine & cheese), allowing time for participants to have dinner on their own after and then, if they choose, attend a play that night (note that plays other than the two Shaw plays are not covered by the symposium registration, so you have to purchase tickets for them separately.  See below).  Prior to the reception, from 4:00 to 5:00, there will be a business meeting of the International Shaw Society in the Festival’s library, which all members are encouraged to attend.  Saturday, July 25, will be occupied with speakers and discussions, followed by seeing Shaw’s You Never Can Tell at 2:00 pm in the Royal George Theatre.  On Sunday, July 26, there will be morning sessions of speakers and discussions, with a picnic lunch on the Festival patio around noon, followed by seeing Shaw’s Pygmalion at 2:00 pm in the Festival Theatre.  There will be at least one session (day and time TBA) on staging Shaw with actors/directors/designers from the Shaw Festival, with questions from members of the International Shaw Society.   Extra plays could be booked on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings (see below for instructions on when and how to do that).   To see the Playbill for the entire 2015 season, go to http://www.shawfest.com/playbill/.   For the Symposium schedule on the Shaw Festival website, visit http://www.shawfest.com/shaw-enriched/beyond-the-stage-for-all/shaw-symposium .

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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.   The fee of $260 ($150 for students) gets you good seats for both Shaw plays, a reception, a picnic lunch, and many fine talks and discussions.    TOP

BOOKING EXTRA PLAYS:

The only plays included in the registration price are the two Shaw plays, on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, one ticket for each per registration.  Additional tickets for Shaw performances (and other plays) can be purchased by phoning the Box Office at 1-800-511-7429 or by ordering online at http://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, providing that you wait until January 10, 2015, to register and order online if you’re not a member of the Shaw Festival.  Members of the Festival may order extra tickets earlier according to the following membership level:

 

Members’ Special Priority Booking Period: November 1, 2014 to November 8,2014  (according to level of membership-see below)

 

Nov. 1: Governors Council and Premier Members

Nov.3: Sustaining, Contributing, and Business Members

Nov. 6: Supporting Members

Nov. 8: Annual Members  

 

General Public: January 10, 2015.   You can get cheaper tickets through Early Booking before Feb. 1, 2015. 

                                           

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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 “Plan Your Visit” that will assist: www.shawfest.com.   There are lots of B&Bs and hotels to choose from.  The local Chamber of Commerce can help:  http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/Accommodations .   Passports are needed on visits to Canada.  

If you’re looking for more affordable accommodation, special rates are available at the Residence and Conference Centre on the Niagara College campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, located at the junction of the QEW and the western off-ramp to Niagara-on-the-Lake (a 15-minute-drive to the downtown), 137 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, LOS 1JO. For Niagara College itself, see http://www.niagaracollege.ca/content/CampusGuide/NiagaraontheLakeCampus.aspx and, for a virtual tour of the residences, go to http://www.stayrcc.com/profile/index/30/69/. For details about the rooms, see http://www.stayrcc.com/profile/index/30/137/ or http://www.shawsociety.org/Niagara-ISS-Shaw-Festival-Flyer.pdf .   Prices are Group rate: $84.95/per night plus taxes for each 2-bedroom suite.  Weekly rates: start at $69.95/per night plus taxes.  These rates are for 2 guests sharing a suite together.   For reservations: (877) 225-8654.  Or call Mike Parente, Sales Manager, Tel: 905-641-4435 x2009 Email: mparente@stayrcc.com.  (Prices are yet to be confirmed)

 

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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 information about membership is available at www.shawsociety.org (or go directly to http://www.shawsociety.org/2015-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 You Never Can Tell and Pygmalion, or on comparisons between them and other plays or between Shaw and other playwrights in the Festival repertory) should be sent to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca.  Include a 300-500 word abstract.  Those applying for scholarships/grants should submit additional information (see below), especially if you are not known to the committee.   Deadline for proposals and travel grant applications and Bryden Scholarships (see below) is May 1, 2015.               

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For possible updates of the Symposium program and other details, visit the ISS website at www.shawsociety.org and look for the Symposium link under “Calls for Papers.”

 

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 normally offer two scholarships/grants to young scholars to attend the Annual Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on the-Lake, Ontario, this year from July 24 through July 26, 2015.  These scholarships/grants, to begin with, will pay the registration fee of $260 (or $150 for students), which includes a ticket to each of the two Shaw plays.  In addition, the Shaw Festival's Ronald Bryden Scholarships that accompany two of the ISS Travel Grants 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).   As Bryden Scholarships are limited in number, it is possible that you might get an ISS Travel Grant alone.  

ELIGIBILITY

Generally, any “emerging scholar” may apply, whether student or faculty or independent scholar, but new applicants will be given some preference over those who have had a scholarship/grant before.  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 2015 Summer Shaw Symposium.  

 

APPLICATION for Bryden Scholarship and/or ISS Travel Grant

 

Applicants for the scholarship/grant should send, all in one document and in this order, a covering letter, an application form, an abstract for a proposed paper, and a current c.v. (see below) to the selection committee by attachment to an email to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca.   Proposals for papers should go to the same address. See below for application form.

 

DEADLINES:

    ·    Deadline for submitting a 300-500 word abstract for a paper is May 1, 2015.

·    Deadline for grant/scholarship applications is also May 1, 2015.

·    Candidates will be notified no later than May 15, 2015 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 2015.    

 

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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