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M. Billing (left, Department of Drama and Music, University of
Hull) with Professor Pavel Dràbek (right, Head of Theatre Studies,
Masaryk University, Brno) and their recent volume: 'Czech Stage Art
and Stage Design', which was published last month by Masaryk
Dr Christian M. Billing was this week in the Czech Republic to
deliver a lecture on 'Classical Intertexts in Shakespeare in
Performance' to staff and students from a number of Central and
Eastern European Universities. Dr Billings lecture kicked off an
international conference on: 'Early Modern Theatre in Europe',
organised by the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University, Brno.
Whilst at Masaryk, Dr Billing also delivered a seminar to graduate
research students, in which he outlined the processes of managing,
funding and conducting academic research projects in the Arts and
Humanities. Dr Billing was also able to celebrate formally the book
launch of his recent volume: 'Czech Stage Art and Stage Design'
when he visited the Baroque Court Theatre of the adjacent
castle-town of Mikulov. This unique volume on the history of Czech
Scenography was co-edited with Professor Pavel Dràbek (Head of
Theatre Studies, Masaryk University).
These prestigious research and publication events enabled
further strengthening of the on-going research partnership between
Hull and Masaryk Universities, and feed directly into the
international research strategies of the Historiography Research
Grouping of the Department of Drama and Music (a research grouping
that is led by Dr Billing).