Make Believe Drama
CALLEVA EVENTS ON MAKE-BELIEVE IN DRAMA
Why do adults believe in fictional worlds? Why do they spend time and money at the theatre committing emotionally to stageworlds they know are not real? In May 2016, the Adults at Play(s) project of the Calleva Centre will host two events exploring these questions.
FRIDAY, 20 MAY 2016: ONE-DAY COLLOQUIUM
This international one-day colloquium brings together speakers from the worlds of Theatre, Classics, English, Cognitive Studies and Psychology. The aim of the day is to facilitate dialogue among practitioners in these different fields: we will explore the issues involved in dramatic make-believe in multidisciplinary panels of short (15-minute) papers.
Our speakers include: Jennifer Barnes (Psychology), Max van Dujin (Psychology), Henry Goodman (actor – RSC, National, TV and film), Nick Lowe (Classics), Raphael Lyne (English), Keith Oatley (Psychology), Nicola Shaughnessy (Theatre Studies), Robert Shaughnessy (Theatre Studies), Helen Slaney (Classics), Ineke Sluiter (Classics).
A complete programme will be posted here in March.
Registration is £15 and includes sandwich lunch with tea and coffee.
To register your attendance, visit: www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk, and search ‘Make-Believe Symposium’.
SATURDAY, 21 MAY 2016, 3.30-6.00pm: PUBLIC EVENT
Magdalen alumni and interested members of the public are invited to this event, featuring a keynote lecture by novelist and mythographer Professor Dame Marina Warner, as well as shorter talks by members of the Calleva research team, actor Henry Goodman (Royal Shakespeare company, National Theatre, film and television), and psychologist Professor Jennifer Barnes.
To register, please contact the Magdalen Alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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