Letter of Invitation

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27 January 2015

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to confirm our invitation to you to participate in the upcoming John Douglas Taylor conference to be held at McMaster University, sponsored by the Taylor fund, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, English and Cultural Studies, Theatre Studies, and Humanities Computing, as well as the Graduate Centre for Drama at the University of Toronto, and the Theatre department at the University of Waterloo. The conference, Performance as Research: The Three Ladies of London in Context, will be held 23-25 June 2015, starting at 9 am on the first morning, and ending after the banquet lunch, about 4 pm of the third afternoon. We advise out-of-towners to arrive in Hamilton the evening before the conference.

We have been accepting short papers by invited participants since fall 2014, and will continue to do so until the end of March 2015. These papers, which have been peer-reviewed and copyedited, are published as pre-conference discussion points on our website and will be published again (revised, if the author wishes) as part of Queen's Men Editions, supporting the digital edition of Wilson's The Three Ladies of London. Wilson's play (following Q2, 1592) will be performed on the first night of the conference, and the second night's performance will be the Shakespeare collaboration, The First Part of Henry VI (performed at the Rose in 1592). Workshops during the day will investigate aspects of each play in performance, as well as offer keynote speakers and seminars based on the short published papers.

Thank you for agreeing to be part of this theatrical and scholarly event. The conference registration will help to cover theatre tickets, meals, and coffee breaks. Registration and choice of accommodation are listed on the website. A more detailed conference outline will be published online in the next month or so.

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Best wishes,
Helen Ostovich and Melinda Gough
Helen Ostovich and Melinda Gough,
Co-chairs, the John Douglas Taylor Conference