Autumn Conference at Bochum 2004 - Programme

Henry IV-Uneasy lies that wear a crown

Friday, 12 November
5:00 p.m.

Conference opening by the President of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft Andreas Höfele, Munich

Welcome by the lord mayor of Bochum
Venue: Kammerspiele des Schauspielhauses, Königsallee 15

5.30 p.m.


Wolfgang Weiß, Munich

"There is more of contrivance /... / in this play than in almost any he has written": Is Henry IV Shakespeare's best play?

6:30 p.m.

Reception given by the city of Bochum

Venue: Kammerspiele/"Speisekammer"
7:30 p.m.

Heinrich IV

adapted by Lukas Bärfuss, director: Samuel Schwarz
Venue: Schauspielhaus Bochum, Königsallee 15
Afterwards: discussion of the performance
Saturday, 13 November
Venue: Bibliothek des Ruhrgebiets, Clemensstraße 17–19
9:00-10.30 a.m.

Teachers' Colloquium

Norbert Timm, Muenster

From the divine right of Kings to parliamentary Monarchy: Teaching Henry IV, Part 1
Introduction/Discussion:Roland Petersohn, Jena

9:30-10:30 a.m.


Marta Gibinska, Cracow

Playing History: Creating the Dramatic Moment in Henry IV
Introduction/Discussion: Dieter Mehl
10:45-11:45 a.m.


Jens Malte Fischer, Munich

Shakespeare’s good pure man – Orson Welles and his Falstaff
Introductuion/Discussion: Andreas Höfele
12:00-01:00 p.m.


Michael Hattaway, Sheffield

Baffling: Sports of Honour and Dignity in Henry IV
Introductuion/Discussion: Balz Engler

Lunch break

Facilities: Kammerspiele restaurant „Speisekammer“

"Talkshop" esp. for students

Shakespeare in Progress
Host: Vanessa Schormann


Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Tuebingen

Falstaff and the Provocations of Shamelessness
Introduction/Discussion: Ina Schabert

Coffee break



Norbert Kentrup/Vanessa Schormann, Shakespeare und Partner

Falstaff – forever young, more than a lecture

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