Shakespeare 400

Centre for Shakespeare Studies at  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia and  the Rustaveli National Theatre will host a three-day interdisciplinary international conference dedicated to the 400th  anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

The conference will explore how Shakespeare’s work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, round table and performances. Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.

The Conference will be held at Tbilisi State University, Georgia in  September 22-24, 2016

Proposed Topics
  • Shakespeare’s influence on literature
  • Shakespeare on stage and in movies
  • Shakespearean criticism
  • Shakespeare in other countries (translations, research, staging and filming)
  • Shakespeare in Georgia
  • Shakespeare and tradition
  • Teaching Shakespeare

The Deadline for submitting conference proposals, including a short abstract (250 words) and a short CV:   July 30, 2016
 Emails should be sent to:
Registration fee of 70 Euros, which is required to be paid on arrival, includes lunch on Conference days, a farewell dinner, and an excursion to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia.

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