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www.shawsociety.org  (report links that do not work to dietrich@usf.edu )

 

Call for Papers & Submit Proposals

Apply for Scholarships/Grants

Deadline for Proposals & Applications:  April 1, 2018. 

 

 

Symposium Program

Symposium Costs & Registration

Booking Extra Plays

 

Travel & Accommodations

PASSPORTS

 

Membership in the

International Shaw Society

 

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You Are Invited

To

The Fourteenth Annual

Summer Shaw Symposium

 

at The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

27-28-29 July 2018

www.shawfest.com

 

Sponsored by

the Academy of the Shaw Festival

and the International Shaw Society    

 

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               Especially with myself                       

 

Scholars and devotees of Shaw will gather to hear academic papers

and talks from actors/directors/designers,

participate in discussions, and see

Shaw’s How He Lied to Her Husband and The Man of Destiny,

on Friday July 27 at 8pm and O’Flaherty VC on Saturday July 28 at 11:30am

 

 

 

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 & Cenotaph

 

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:

 

The symposium will convene for all registrants with a brief reception from 4:00 to 5:00 on Friday afternoon, July 27, at The Court House (wine & cheese), followed by a keynote address at 5:00, allowing time for participants to have dinner on their own after and then attend two one-act plays by Shaw that night (How He Lied to Her Husband and The Man of Destiny at the Royal George Theatre).   Prior to the reception, from 4:00 to 5:00, there will be a business meeting of the International Shaw Society at The Court House, which all ISS members are encouraged to attend.  Saturday, July 28, will be occupied in the morning with speakers and discussions at The Court House, followed by seeing O’Flaherty VC at 11:30am in the Royal George Theatre.  Speakers and discussions will resume in the afternoon at The Court House.  On Sunday, July 29, there will be morning sessions of speakers and discussions at The Court House, with a picnic lunch at noon, and with a possibility of other sessions in the afternoon (TBA).  There will be at least one session (day and time TBA) on staging Shaw with actors and directors from the Shaw Festival, possibly in a post-show chat, with questions from members of the International Shaw Society.   Extra plays not by Shaw could be booked on Saturday and Sunday evenings (see below for instructions on when and how to do that).   To see the Playbill for the entire 2018 season, go to http://www.shawfest.com/playbill/.   Eventually, in May, a detailed schedule for the Symposium will be posted on this website and emailed to ISS members.

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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 in The Royal George Theatre for the Shaw works, and at The Court House a reception, a featured speaker, a picnic lunch on Sunday, many fine presentations and discussions throughout, and a play reading.   The seats at The Royal George are in the Blue section, but you can upgrade to the Gold or Platinum seats by paying more.  To see prices for Platinum, Gold, and Blue seating, go to https://www.shawfest.com/visit/ticket-seating-info/. To see seating charts for all the theaters go to https://www.shawfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Shaw-Festival-Theatres-Seating-Charts-1.pdf

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BOOKING EXTRA PLAYS:

The only plays included in the registration price are the three Shaw plays, on Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime, 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.  Regardless of your membership level, if you’re a member of the Shaw Festival you can order the Symposium package (including the 3 Shaw plays) and tickets for other plays as well by November 11, 2017. If you are not a member of the Shaw Festival, you can order extra tickets when you are registering for the 2018 Shaw Symposium any time after December 9, 2017.  (This is a whole month earlier than usual, so order early because ticket buying is then open to the general public).Ordering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:Ordering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:Nov 4: Governors Council & Premier
Nov 6: Sustaining, Contributing and Business
Nov 9: Supporting
Nov 11: Annual and Friends Under 30
Dec 9: Tickets go on sale to the general public

Friends Order First!

Ordering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:

Nov 4: Governors Council & Premier
Nov 6: Sustaining, Contributing and Business
Nov 9: Supporting
Nov 11: Annual and Friends Under 30
Dec 9: Tickets go on sale to the general public

Ordering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:

Nov 4: Governors Council & Premier
Nov 6: Sustaining, Contributing and Business
Nov 9: Supporting
Nov 11: Annual and Friends Under 30
Dec 9: Tickets go on sale to the general public

Ordering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:

Nov 4: Governors Council & Premier
Nov 6: Sustaining, Contributing and Business
Nov 9: Supporting
Nov 11: Annual and Friends Under 30
Dec 9: Tickets go on sale to the general public

Ordering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:

Nov 4: Governors Council & Premier
Nov 6: Sustaining, Contributing and Business
Nov 9: Supporting
Nov 11: Annual and Friends Under 30
Dec 9: Tickets go on sale to the general public

 TOPOrdering for the 2018 Season begins on the following dates, according to your level of support:

Nov 4: Governors Council & Premier
Nov 6: Sustaining, Contributing and Business
Nov 9: Supporting
Nov 11: Annual and Friends Under 30
Dec 9: Tickets go on sale to the general public

 

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

 

Passports are needed for visits to Canada.  Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.  See the Shaw Festival website for links under “Plan Your Visit” that will assist: https://www.shawfest.com/visit/.   There are lots of B&Bs and hotels to choose from.  The local Chamber of Commerce can help:  http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/page/Accommodations.   If we are able to get a suitable discount at a local hotel or two, we will email you.   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.stayrcc.com/profile/index/30/69/.   For details about the rooms and prices, see http://www.shawsociety.org/Niagara-ISS-Shaw-Festival-Flyer.pdf. For questions or reservations, see http://stayrcc.com/properties/view/index/Niagara-on-the-Lake/Contact%20Us/ .

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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 20% are not members, in fact), but information about membership is linked from www.shawsociety.org (or go directly to http://www.shawsociety.org/2018membership.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 on Shaw as much as possible and in particular on The Man of Destiny, How He Lied to Her Husband, and O’Flaherty VC, or on comparisons between them and other plays or between Shaw and other playwrights in the Shaw Festival repertory) should be sent to Professor Lawrence Switzky at lawrenceswitzky@gmail.com.  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 abstracts and for travel grant applications and Bryden Scholarships (see below) is April 1, 2018.               

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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 at the top center 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 27 through July 29, 2016.  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 three 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 and two nights of the Symposium.  But let us know if you need accommodations for a third night.  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 2018 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 Lawrence Switzky at lawrenceswitzky@gmail.com. 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 April 1, 2018.

·    Deadline for grant/scholarship applications accompanied by an abstract for a paper is April 1, 2018.

·    Candidates will be notified no later than April 15, 2018 regarding the acceptance of their paper proposal or a grant/scholarship application combined with a paper proposal.

 

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 2017-2018.    

 

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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