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2011

Events

Shakespeare

&the Senses the Banquet of


WELCOME In 1603 moralist, Henry Crosse, described what happens to spectators in the playhouse: ‘for at a Play the whole faculty of the mind is altogether bent on delight; the eye earnestly fixed upon the object, every sense busied for the time, the ear narrowly waiteth to catch that [w]hat is uttered, sending it to wit’. We learn from Crosse that all of the senses, not just sight and hearing, were activated in the theatre. Touch, for example, referred to as ‘the living sense’, was a part of the experience, in which people would ‘press’, ‘shove’ and be ‘glewed’ together in the yard and galleries of the playhouse. This season, Globe Education will celebrate the senses by exploring how in Shakespeare’s time, they were imagined to be crucial gateways to the external world.

On this page:

mattia preti: tasso at the court of ferrara (or allegory of the five senses), detail of the allegory of touch Image courtesy of: Alinari/Topfoto On the cover:

Jacques Linard, The Five Senses and the Four Elements, 1627 Image courtesy of: Louvre, Paris, France/Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library

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Globe Education’s postgraduates team up with the postgraduates at Birkbeck, University of London for a two-day forum on the senses and knowledge in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Globe conference, Shakespeare and the Senses, gathers together

internationally renowned scholars to share papers, workshops and practical experiments on the senses and medicine, performance, revenge tragedy, epistemology, and Renaissance psychology.

present George Chapman’s influential narrative poem Ovid’s Banquet of Sence (1595), which takes as its subject Ovid’s admiration of his beloved Corynna’s beauty delineated through the five senses.

The National Portrait Gallery’s curator of Sixteenth and Seventeenth century collections, Dr Tarnya Cooper, will speak at our annual Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre History Seminar on sight and sumptuousness in Elizabethan portraiture.

To celebrate the ‘sense’ of intellectual creativity we are pleased to present Professor Gary Taylor’s (Florida State University) version of Shakespeare’s and Fletcher’s Cardenio into our Read Not Dead repertoire. Cardenio is a much debated play about which there are many theories, as Professor Taylor will discuss in a Rarely Played seminar before the reading of his much anticipated version, co-ordinated by Wilson Milam, the director of the Globe’s Othello in 2007.

There will be an exciting range of public lectures exploring Shakespeare’s Sonnets, the sensory world of Renaissance art, food and banqueting. We are delighted that the renowned Renaissance Art Historian, Professor Evelyn Welch is this year’s Theo Crosby Fellow. In her lecture she will explore the role of smell and perfumed goods on and off the Shakespearean stage. Staged readings include a unique academic play by Tomas Tomkis (performed at Cambridge University in 1607), called, Lingua, an allegory representing the five senses battling it out for superiority. We’ll also

The autumn season comes to a triumphant close with our annual A Concert for Winter, Shakespeare’s Globe’s festive celebration of songs and music. We hope you’ll join us: ‘the five best senses acknowledge thee their patron’ (Timon of Athens). Dr Farah Karim-Cooper Head of Courses and Research, Globe Education

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READ NOT DEAD

STAGED READINGS AND SEMINARS Read Not Dead “performances with scripts” provide unique opportunities to hear and see plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Globe Education initiated the series in 1995 and has thus far staged and recorded over 150 plays of the period.

Ovid’s Banquet of Sence SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER by George Chapman (Published 1595) George Chapman’s allegorical piece about sensual love shows Ovid courting his beloved, Julia (or Corynna). When he meets her in the garden, Ovid asks her to permit him an experience of each of the five senses. After receiving sound, smell, taste and sight from Julia, Ovid desires for her to grant him the final of the senses, touch. Through high poetry, Chapman explores the concepts of divinity, learning and the symposium (or banquet) of the senses.

Lingua SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER by Thomas Tomkis (Published 1607) Thomas Tomkis was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and wrote Lingua during the rise in drama on university stages. In this popular play, Lingua, the personification of the tongue (or language), initiates a competition between the physical senses in order to create a hierarchy among them. Tomkis’ play engages with the contemporary debate with which his student audience would have been familiar: the relationship between the five senses, fantasy and the body.

Time

12.00 – 14.00

Venue

Gather at the Globe Education Reception Desk in the Foyer, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets

£13 (£10 FoSG/concs/ students) includes ticket to the Read Not Dead performance

15.00

Venue

Tickets

£8 (£6 FoSG/ concs/students)

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Inspiring and engaging seminar introductions to the Read Not Dead performances.

Time

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe

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RARELY PLAYED

Left:

Cornelis Drebbel, Tactus, c. 1590 Image courtesy of: The Warburg Institute

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2011 THEO CROSBY FELLOWSHIP LECTURE SCENT ON STAGE TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER Professor Evelyn Welch

(Queen Mary University of London) In Christopher Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris, the Queen of Navarre dies after inhaling the scent from a pair of perfumed gloves. In this talk, Professor Welch will look at the role of smell in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the importance that perfumed goods played both on and off the stage. Evelyn Welch is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London and the author of Shopping in the Renaissance (Yale University Press) and Art in Renaissance Italy (Oxford University Press).

Theo Crosby

(1925-1994)

Theo joined Sam Wanamaker in early 1970 and helped to articulate Sam’s vision by providing plans for the International Shakespeare Globe Centre. Theo was a founder partner of Pentagram, a member of the RIBA and of the Berlin Academy. He was a Royal Academician and from 1990 to 1993 was Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at the Royal College of Art. Theo was also a sculptor, a writer and a loyal patron and friend of many artists and craftspeople. The Theo Crosby Fellowship is given in memory of Theo and celebrates his passion for literature and art.

Time

19.00

Venue

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets

£12 (£10 FoSG/concs/ students) including a glass of wine/juice

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“the smell”, tapestry of the series of the “dame À la licorne” (1484-1500)

Image courtesy of: Roger-Viollet/Topfoto

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THEATRE HISTORY SEMINAR

CONFERENCE

SHAKESPEARE AND THE SENSES

Venue

Globe Education gathers together a range of distinguished scholars and theatre practitioners to investigate the early modern culture of the senses as it pertains to the worlds of medicine, epistemology, music, performance, science, clothing and art. In addition to plenary lectures there will be panels and practical sessions on hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and proprioception (the sixth sense). Speakers include: Dr Margaret Healy (Sussex), Professor Katherine Duncan-Jones (Oxford), Professor David Lindley (Leeds), Professor Ayanna Thompson (ASU), Professor William West

An ‘Eye pleasing delight’: sight and visual culture in protestant England Thursday 3 november Dr Tarnya Cooper

Time

(National Portrait Gallery London)

18.00 – 20.00

Venue

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre

Tickets Open to research students, theatre practitioners and academics. COntact

To reserve a place please contact ed.events@ shakespearesglobe.com

Why did the Elizabethans like fine detail and linear ways of representing form? This talk will explore some of the attitudes to visual representation in post-Reformation England. Using both details from Elizabethan paintings and contemporary commentaries on sight,

it will look at the influence of protestant culture on painting at a time when the visual arts were considered suspect and deceptive.

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets £85, (£30 Students) COntact

“eye

pleasing”

delight”

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For more information please check the website or contact the conference organisers on ed.events@ shakespearesglobe.com

FRIDAY 4 – SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER (Northwestern), Dr P.A. Skantze (Roehampton), Professor Richard Wilson (Cardiff), Dr Lucy Munro (Keele), Dr Eric Langley (Royal Holloway), Tom Cornford (Director), Professor Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde), Professor Patricia Cahill (Emory), Professor Lara Farina (West Virginia), Dr Katharine Craik (Oxford Brookes), Professor Benedict S. Robinson (Stonybrook), Professor Hristomer Stanev (Louisville).

Above:

Jan the elder brueghel: hearing, 1617

Image courtesy of: Artmedia/HIP/Topfoto


PUBLIC LECTURES

A series of lectures exploring the relationship of the senses to culture, art and poetry through the theme of the ‘banquet’…

Shakespeare’s Banquet of Sense TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER

Food and Eating In Shakespeare Thursday 10 November Dr Joan Fitzpatrick

(Loughborough University) What did people eat in Shakespeare’s England, what drove their choice of particular foods, how might they have prepared them and what can Shakespeare’s plays tell us about attitudes to particular foodstuffs? By considering a range of common foods, for example white meats (dairy products), animal flesh, fruit, and ale, this talk will trace patterns of consumption in early-modern England. As well as illuminating the plays, looking at food explores social hierarchies, religious controversies and the national and gender stereotypes that so dominated the lives of the early moderns, including Shakespeare himself.

Professor Stanley Wells CBE and Rev Dr Paul Edmondson

Renaissance and Baroque Banqueting and the Senses TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER

(The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford Upon Avon)

Dr François Quiviger

The earliest mention of Shakespeare’s Sonnets describes them as ‘sugared,’ something to be tasted. As a collection of poems they are concerned with all five senses and invite us to consider the effects of love on sight, touch, sound, and smell, as well as taste. Join the Reverend Dr Paul Edmondson and Professor Stanley Wells as they explore how the five senses are evoked in the Sonnets as well as some creative ways in which the Sonnets themselves entice us to experience our world of the senses.

The Renaissance and Baroque Princely Banquets are multimedia stages displaying the magnificence of the host through the aesthetic criteria and symbolic language of the time. This lecture examines the ways in which these events addressed the senses of their audience.

(The Warburg Institute)

After considering the ideals of imitation, variety and abundance, Dr Fran˜ois Quiviger will examine the main components of princely banquet in terms of the multiple clusters of sensation they evoke. These include: the display and use of goldsmith work (the so-called dresser service), table decoration and its comestible iconography, the use of wine, scented matter, music and the art of conversation. Time

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The lady and the unicorn: ‘sight’ (tapestry) by french school, ( 15th century)

Image courtesy of: Musee National du Moyen Age et des Thermes de Cluny, Paris/Giraudon/ The Bridgeman Art Library Left: crop of Jacques Linard: The Five

Senses, 1638

Image courtesy of: Musee des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg, France/Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library

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19.00

Venue

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets

£10 (£8 FoSG/ concs/students)

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FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD: SHAKESPEARE, SCIENCE AND THE SENSES

“FOTSN Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun – and funny – about science” New Scientist, June 2011

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER Globe Education, in association with London Science Festival and New Scientist magazine is proud to present Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Shakespeare, Science and the Senses. This special event is a comedy night for the fearlessly inquisitive, hosted by three of London’s best (and nerdiest) performers – stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, musical comedian Helen Arney and Blue Peter science expert Steve Mould. In an exciting collaboration with Globe Education and London Science Festival 2011, the wonderfully eccentric Festival of the Spoken Nerd comedy trio will tackle the themes of Senses and Shakespeare in their insatiably sci-curious manner. Using comedy, science and live experiments,

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they’ll enliven your senses and investigate topics such as… …whether there are more than just the five wits and five senses of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 141 …through to scientific sensory illusions of theatrical mischief and magic, that will trick your brains into sensing what isn’t “actually” there! After this event there will be no need to ask for “more matter with less art” as Festival of the Spoken Nerd (FOTSN) in association with Globe Education present their comedic and scientific banquet of Shakespearean senses. This special evening event at Shakespeare’s Globe signals the launch of London Science Festival 2011 on the national and international science festival scene.

For more information about other events as part of London Science Festival visit www. londonsciencefestival.com For more information about FOTSN visit www.festivalofthespoken nerd.com Time

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Venue

UnderGlobe, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets

£12 (£10 FoSG/ concs/students)

Pictured:

Matt Parker

Stand-up Mathematician

Helen Arney

Musical Comedian

Steve Mould

Blue Peter Science Expert

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READ NOT DEAD

STAGED READINGS AND SEMINARS

The History RARELY of Cardenio PLAYED SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher recreated by Gary Taylor What does it mean to be a hero? A “Christian knight”? Cervantes asked these questions in Don Quixote, first published in English in 1612. Within months, Shakespeare and Fletcher had turned the Spanish masterpiece into their first joint play, performed at court and for diplomats negotiating a royal wedding. That play is lost, but Gary Taylor (Oxford editor of Shakespeare and Middleton) has worked for twenty years to identify its surviving fragments, and – with actors, directors, and musicians – to reconstruct it. Hear, see, smell, taste, and feel its return to London (directed by Wilson Milam).

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by, louis de caullery: in the garden of love, or the five senses, 1618 (oil on panel) Image courtesy of: Lobkowicz Collections, Nelahozeves Castle, Czech Republic/The Bridgeman Art Library Right:

William Shakespeare, John Fletcher, Don Quixote and Gary Taylor Cardenio cartoon: Andrew Dunn

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Time

15.00

Venue

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets

£8 (£6 FoSG/ concs/students)

Professor Gary Taylor leads an inspiring and engaging seminar introduction to the Read Not Dead performance of Cardenio. Time

12.00 – 14.00

Venue

Gather at the Globe Education Reception Desk in the Foyer, Shakespeare’s Globe

Tickets

£13 (£10 FoSG/ concs/students) includes ticket to the Read Not Dead performance


POSTGRADUATE forum

The Senses in Early Modern England, 1485-1668

Friday 21 October Time

17:00 – 19:00

Venue

Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER

Saturday 22 October

Shakespeare’s Globe and the London Renaissance Seminar are hosting a collaborative postgraduate forum on the senses in early modern England. What did early modern subjects understand by the term ‘the senses’? What relationships or hierarchies were posited amongst the senses? How reliable were they in facilitating communication, understanding or knowledge?

Time

9:30 – 17:00

Venue

Birkbeck, University of London For more information, please contact research@ shakespearesglobe.com

Keynote speakers: Professor Erica Fudge

(University of Strathclyde)

and Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe)

Above:

jan brueghel and hendrik van balen: an allegory of the five senses, 17th century

Image courtesy of: Private Collection/Johnny Van Haeften Ltd., London/The Bridgeman Art Library

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Calendar 2011 october 9

Read Not Dead: Ovid’s Banquet of Sence

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2011 Theo Crosby Fellowship Lecture

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Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Shakespeare, Science and the Senses

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Postgraduate Forum: The Senses in Early Modern England, 1485-1668

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Read Not Dead: Lingua

november

A CONCERT FOR WINTER

THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER The autumn season comes to a triumphant close with our annual A Concert for Winter, Shakespeare’s Globe’s festive celebration of songs and music. A Concert for Winter will this season provide a banquet of music, song and festivity which will celebrate the work and creativity of Southwark community groups and schools.

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Theatre History Seminar: An ‘Eye Pleasing Delight’

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Conference: Shakespeare and the Senses

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Lecture: Food and Eating in Shakespeare

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Lecture: Shakespeare’s Banquet of Sense

Time

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Read Not Dead: The History of Cardenio

Venue

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Lecture: Renaissance and Baroque Banqueting and the Senses

Tickets

december

13.00 – 14.00 Globe Theatre

Admission free but tickets must be booked in advance, email: community@ shakespearesglobe.com

Everyone is invited. Above:

8-11 Youth Theatre at the 2010 a concert for winter Photographer: Simon Kane

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A Concert for Winter

With special thanks to...

Birkbeck, University of London

Mint Hotel

Better Bankside

Old Mutual plc

Credit Suisse The London Renaissance Seminar

New Scientist Magazine Sumitomo Corporation of Europe Ltd The Warburg Institute


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&the Senses the Banquet of

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