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Conference: Restaging the Song

The University of Sheffield is proud to announce the programme for the “Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen” conference. It will take place at the Workstation in Sheffield, UK from 14-16 May 2014 and will run alongside the Stagestruck! Film Festival (14-18 May) at the Showroom cinema (next door to the Workstation). Confirmed speakers from Europe and America include Geoffrey Block (keynote), Jeffrey Magee, Stephen Banfield, Cliff Eisen and Robert Gordon. Several book launches and additional events will be announced soon.

Click here for the provisional programme.

For the conference fee of £85 (£75 for students), delegates will gain access to the three days of the conference, tea and coffee on all three days, lunch on 15 and 16 May, and access to the exhibition of posters from musicals (including a wine reception on 14 May). Delegates will also be able to purchase tickets (on the day) for any of the seven screenings in the film festival at the discounted rate of £5.80 upon showing their conference badges. A major publication is planned as an initial output of the conference.

Online registration is now open (click here)

Please visit the other pages on this website for other advice related to the conference:

Abstracts
Travel
Food
Accommodation
Call for papers

Student bursaries may be available for the conference: please contact us as soon as possible for more information.

Restaging the Song is generously supported by the Music and Letters Trust and presented in association with the Sheffield Centre for Research in Film. Stagestruck! is sponsored by the University of Sheffield’s Arts Enterprise programme.

We are also grateful to have the support of the RMA who are offering three studentships for the conference. See our News page for more information.

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Three Studentships Available

Three Studentships Available

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the RMA Proceedings Committee there will be three studentships available for the ‘Restaging the Song’ conference. Each studentship will consist of £100 bursary towards attendance of the conference. The successful applications will be announced in due course.

Restaging the Song: Conference Programme announced

Restaging the Song: Conference Programme announced

We are delighted to be able to announce the full programme events for the Restaging the Song conference that runs alongside the festival on 14-16 May. Thirty speakers from the UK, mainland Europe and the USA will be meeting to discuss issues surrounding the adaptation of stage musicals into films. The range of topics under discussion include
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Book launches: Jeffrey Magee and Dominic McHugh celebrate new releases

Book launches: Jeffrey Magee and Dominic McHugh celebrate new releases

We’re delighted to announce that as part of the Stagestruck! festival, we’ll be celebrating the launch of two books. On Friday 16 May, Jeffrey Magee and Dominic McHugh will be joined by Geoffrey Block to discuss the release of the paperback versions of their books for Oxford University Press’s Broadway Legacies series. Professor Magee’s Irving Berlin’s Musical Theater comes to paperback
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Call for Papers – Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen

Call for Papers – Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen

Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen The University of Sheffield, 14-16 May 2014 The release of Cameron Mackintosh’s screen production of Les Misérables into cinemas in December 2012 reopened an age-old debate: how do you adapt Broadway musicals for the big screen? The urge to capitalise on the commercial triumph of material that was
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Keynote Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Block, University of Puget Sound

Keynote Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Block, University of Puget Sound

17 May 2013 | We are honoured to be able to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor Geoffrey Block of the University of Puget Sound. As the world’s preeminent commentator on musicals in the field of musicology, Professor Block has published numerous articles and books onthe subject, as well as frequently appearing in print
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