SIEGFRIED SASSOON FELLOWSHIP
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CONFERENCE
Saturday 10th September 2011
One of Siegfried Sassoon's greatest friends was the actor and theatrical producer Glen Byam Shaw. Sassoon was a frequent visitor during Shaw's time as Director of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1957-59.
Venue: Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon
All timings are approximate.
11am Arrival and registration/Coffee
11.30 AGM of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship
2pm Welcome and introduction - Meg Crane, Chair of the SSF
2.1Opm Speaker: Dr Philip Errington
One of the anti-Christs : John Masefield, Siegfried Sassoon and Masefield's theatricals
2.50pm Speaker: Dr Nick Walton
A life in theatre: Glen Byam Shaw"
3.3Opm Afternoon tea
4.0Opm Between the Lines" - a rehearsed reading of the play by Neil Brand, originally
broadcast on Radio 4 in 200l
4.45pm Closing comments - Dennis Silk, CBE, President of the SSF
About our speakers
Philip W. Errington is a Director in the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's. After completing a doctoral thesis on John Masefield, he was appointed a visiting research fellow of the University of London in 2000 and honorary researchfellow of Universify College London in 2005. His bibliography, John Masefield - The 'Great Auk' of English Literature, was published by the British Library in 2004. His editions of Masefield have been published by Penguin Classics, Carcanet, Egmont and the Cyder Press. In 2007 Pen and Sword published his collected edition of Masefield's writing on the First World War as John Masefield's Great War.
Nick Walton is a Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He obtained his MA and PhD from theShakespeare Institute, and has taught at the University of Warwick. As Executive Secretary to the International Shakespeare Association he helped organise the Eighth World Shakespeare Congress in Brisbane, Australia in 2006, and is currently workingtoward the 2011 Congress in Prague. He has written introductory material for the Penguin editions of Timon of Athens and Love's Labour's Lost, as well as contributing a chapter on Glen Byam Shaw to Director's Shakespeare. In 2009 Nick recorded a stagehistory for the BBC website based around the RSC production of Hamlet starring David Tennant, and in 2010 he was invited toBoston to deliver lectures and workshops to run alongside the Actors' Shakespeare Project production of Timon of Athens.
Our grateful thanks go to Neil Brand for allowing a royalty-free performance of his play and to Dominic Goodwin for taking thelead role.
A programme containing further details of the production will be distributed during the conference