Thursday, 29 December
507. Watching the Noonday Demon: Representing Depression and Despair on the Early Stage
3:30–4:45 p.m., Monroe East, Washington Hilton
Program arranged by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Presiding: A. R. Braunmuller, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
1. “Depression, Despair, and Victimization in Early English Drama,” Victor Ivan Scherb, Univ. of Texas, Tyler
2. “‘Dolefull News’ or ‘Joyfull News’? Staging Despair in the Two Endings of Nathaniell Woodes’s Conflict of Conscience,” Erin E. Kelly, Nazareth Coll.
3. “Staging Despair in Elizabethan Drama: Wapull, Marlowe, and Shakespeare,” Alan Charles Dessen, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill